An odd interview with Lyall Molony
Sydney beat boy Lyall Molony is not your average dude. He’s weird and weird is good. He claims to have done crazy things like sing backup vocals for Mick Jagger while still in the womb, and fallen on a whipper snipper to rid himself of his beard. He’s also sure that his music can get your parents in bed together again. I wouldn’t be surprised, for when this guy is on stage, it’s hard not to feel a little turned on. There is certainly a little something in the psychedelic patterns on his trousers, the rhythm of his awkward dance moves and the range of his musical styling that moves from reggae to rock to toasting and hip hop. Lyall Molony is a man of many talents with a mind of many muses. For some insight into this creative castle, please read on.
Lyall can you please tell me a little bit about yourself?
I like the colour purple, and sometimes orange. I really like Blood Orange.
Are you Sydney born and bred?
Grew up in the Royal National Park south of Sydney, I used to clean funnel webs from my pool daily.
What’s one of your favourite things about the city?
The warehouse parties, no funnel webs
Can you tell me about Courtney L and the other cool people you make music with?
Courts is a mad beast on the kit/vocals/guitars/bass - she has this rhythm inside her I found when I first met her and its similar to mine, so we’re like mad sistas. The crew ima rockin is BETTA music and we roll high and long with rappers and songs. I make music with anyone I can get in my hands on.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
Hell chill mother fucker.
What can you tell me about your new EP The Architect?
Its born of a near death experience in which a cataclysmic rebirth of the soul and body resulted in a very sexual outcry of simple rhythm based dance tunes. Hell chill.
And the name of it?
The Architect was an italian shoe maker who tried his best at cobbling and further searched the world for a shoe so beautiful - it would overshadow his main squeeze, he happily failed.
How and when did you start making music? Have you always been this talented?
When I was 2 weeks overdue I was doing back up vocals for Mick Jagger - his goddess in the doorway tour Sydney show. Most of this is true. Mick isn’t a goddess.
Do you have any odd/interesting obsessions/habits you want to disclose?
I sleep on dead cats and use their intestines for contraception.
What do you get up to when you’re not making music? Do you have a day job we can stalk you at?
I drive a truck around with aviators, wife beater, ciggy in mouth shouting at any girl with legs to come taste my lovin. Come drink from the fountain of lust sweet honey sugar you’re so sweet, livin as a thread on your sweater is the most wonderful existence ever and even better than that is being human and me and you together.
I noticed that you recently (sort of) got rid of your beard; why?! (I liked it!)
Fell on a whipper snipper.
What’s the most ridiculous thing that you or someone else has done at a show/while on tour?
What was it like cruising around the country with the boys from Sticky Fingers? Any juicy stories to share?
We tried a lot to get laid but mostly just ended up jerking each other off trying to get to sleep. I think I developed a father complex with Crabs.
Finally, why should we see you play live?
Cos I’ll make you dance and get your parents fucking again. I'll sing you to tears baby... Yeah baby, yeah... I love you baby come sit on my lap... Let me drown in your skin pretty thing. Selah.
By Vicki Fletcher
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