Shogun and the Sheets, and the disco and the masculinity and the acid
April 18th 2019
- Shogun :: Interview with Abby and Joe on Arvos
With a debut 7’’ just released, Shogun of Shogun and the Sheets – former frontman of recently deceased punk rockers Royal Headache – dropped by Friday Arvos with Abby and Joe to talk shop about upcoming shows, the constraints of the punk genre, and toxic masculinity.
Tim ‘Shogun’ Wall has experienced a metamorphosis of sorts in the last few years. Having left the explosive Royal Headache in 2017, he seems to be heading in a new, more soulful disco direction in his latest venture Shogun and the Sheets.
He told Abby and Joe about how Royal Headache wasn’t the beginning of his musical journey and how the experiences in his life serve as a resource for the music he makes. Shogun describes his experiences as a young man in the 80s and 90s, and how it influenced ‘Hold On Kid’:
‘I grew up in the late 80s and early 90s… think politically switched on kids today would think it was a casual horror movie in so many regards – it was just disgusting… And now I think masculinity is in flux because we know we’ve screwed up. But I think we’re being asked to kind of be incredibly numb and strong and kind of handle lots and lots of critique, but to [also] still retain this sort of invincibility we were suppose to have which the problem in the first place.’
And Abby pressed him on his plans for the band:
“I want to make a record, maybe do a video… As a 38 year old with a face like a smacked arse I’m not, like, psyched as to do a video but y’know it’s kind of an audiovisual world… I listen to people like the late and wonderful Scott Walker or just old crooners and soul singers and I just want to do something completely gorgeous with amazing production… and I’ve definitely got the band to do it.”
Listen back to for more of this zero fucks given chat about dropping acid for inspo, Shogun’s love-hate relationship with punk music and how the more professional your band is, the looser you can be.