We talk nakedness, orgies and haircuts with Fun Machine
Fun Machine are a self proclaimed sex pop quartet who like nudity. Furthermore, they're awesome musicians and a lot of fun. BYO caught up with them ahead of their show at World Bar this Thursday 30th to talk a whole bunch of shit.
So you’re a fun machine. Who built you and for what purpose?
In terms of construction and function: more a fun tool than a machine. A good times Swiss Army Knife. Magnifying glass, bottle opener, bone saw, party popper, phrasebook, embarrassing memories camera, torch, condom. Built by anyone willing to dance and not ask too many questions about the bone saw.
Anyone listening to your new track Naked Body might get the impression that you guys like nudity. Is this true?
Nudity is a very important part of life. We are all internally fighting hundreds of years of prudery, and probably fifty years of corporate body shaming. You’ve got the jarringly eloquent Ashton Kutcher telling hoards of adoring teens to stop buying things if the ads make them feel bad. Notice must be taken, even if by force. Babes from now til breakfast.
Why don’t you trust un-naked bodies? I am currently clothed, does that make me untrustworthy?
There are heaps of different types of nudity. You ever ask someone what the saddest they have ever been is, and then use that to segue into a story where you just bought something? In that situation both people are kind of naked. People are often one sentence and some willingness to listen away from the most intense moment of their days. There is also nudity in the “babes from now til breakfast” sense, which we have discussed.
I once heard a crazy story about you guys, but I can’t remember it. Therefore I need you to tell me a crazy story. I would prefer it if it was that particular one.
Oh yeah that one where we were playing recently and a bunch of guys hid in one toilet stall and made an absolute meth (sic) of themselves and one humped chris’ leg for a full minute, at full assertive puppy speed then they tore the toilet seats off the toilets and were wearing them through the venue like they were necklaces. Was that you? Is that why you can’t remember it?
One time I threw up on stage and no-one even noticed. I’m the best at Mario Kart.
How’s the Naked Body tour going, and how did you find time to answer these questions?
The tour is a desperate, clawing excuse to do what we love to do. It’s going as well as that can (fabulous). The time spent answering these questions is really gonna bite into my werewolf time. Can’t type after the change.
What’s the coolest thing about being a musician?
Music is the best part, the haircuts are the coolest part. Especially in those genres that are just guitar notes and haircuts. People are the most important part of anything. There is a growing body of knowledge around solitary confinement. If you isolate a rat for long enough, its nerve cells become demyelinated. That’s really bad. There are similarly detrimental effects for humans although we haven’t been able to prove the neural degradation yet, but people go mad from being left alone for too long. Be it in prison or just a lonely life.
What are your thoughts on orgies?
I dunno man it seems like the sort of thing you just “let happen” when everyone is drunk.
Finally, how does a guy like me meet a band like you?
Come to world bar on the thirtieth of August, you guys are from Sydney, right? That or just stay on the line til the trace is complete.
Thank you for your time, you guys are GREAT!
Thank YOU, Nathan.
Isn’t it creepy how I already knew your name?
Yes, yes it is...
You can catch FUN MACHINE on Thursday 30th August @ MUM, World Bar w/ special guests. Be there, or be clothed.