Interview by Caleb Sweeting
Whether you love it or hate it, Adelaide is what you make it. Henry Stentiford chats with YEWTH about a group art exhibition where local artists were tasked with selling Adelaide to someone who had never heard of, or knew anything about our fine city.
Some people out there don’t seem to like Adelaide, you know some bands don’t bother coming here – we’re no Sydney or Melbourne… Not quite cool enough. Why do you think some people think Adelaide is a shit-hole?
Well the people who say that are probably the type of people who don't give their seat to the elderly on the bus, painfully avoiding eye contact to hide the awkwardness. I think you can call anywhere a shit-hole if you're bored enough, if Adelaide is a shit-hole at least it's a shit-hole with a rich history, easy transport and good wine. You get from Adelaide what you put in. If they think it's a shit-hole they can come to the show on Friday and we'll see what we can do.
You say this exhibition is brought together by friends who enjoy sitting by the Torrens, knocking back a Farmer's Union while the Hilltops play gently in the background. What is your opinion on Iced Coffee’s latest PR campaign on changing the iconic Famers Union design?
Keep the cursive font, that cursive 'coffee' is stunning, avoid any 2016 progressive hashtag trendy designs and stay timeless, some of the options are pretty strong. I guess as long as the blokes working down at the new RAH are still getting their same great tasting bevvo put whatever the hell you want on it. On the subject the new Shapes flavours are a winner I reckon
If you could be any Hilltop Hoods member, who would you choose?
Dj.Debris, dude has never said a word nor does he have too, he's the maestro in the background, formulating the hot spells for the magic to be made, Dj.Next would be spewing he left the Hoods, If ever there has been a rookie error. If not Debris I'd be Pressure during the week and Suffa on weekends. Shout out to The Calling.
This art exhibition is going down at Sugar nightclub, what’s your most fond memory to date at the local stomping ground?
Did my only ever solo town boogie mission at Sugar, avoiding being a mates third wheel during Fringe headed to Sugs on the dot of 2:59 for a night cap, getting in then dancing my booty off with a West End tinnie till close was bloody brilliant. Being in town solo is a very interesting venture and if doing so I'd recommend hitting Sugar.
So the whole idea behind this exhibition is to sell Adelaide to someone who has never heard the city... Do you believe all the artists involved have achieved this brief?
Yes I do. The concept provoked the artists to think about what made ADL special to them personally, both laterally and abstractly the works all tell that personal story. There's a rich narrative of something unique being told by these works, to know they're reflecting the traits of a city evokes a greater curiosity about the place beyond the art which I think was the point.
But it’s not all about the art right? 'Umbrella Dj’s' are bringing deep house music to boogie down too til real, real early in the AM. Just how deep will the house music be?
Deep enough for two Tasmanian miners to get stuck down, deeper than a 3am convo in a nightclub smoking area, deep like the eye contact you made with that girl that time, you know the one whose Snapchat stories you rewatch 8 times. The Umbrella boys have you covered, just suss the girth of the armpit sweat patches on the dance floor and you'll know they've done their job.
'1LOVEADL' opens this Friday, June 10 at Sugar nightclub from 7pm.