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Luke Monks Gay Paris - Interview
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LUKE MONKS
GAY PARIS




As the outlandish frontman of unique Aussie rockers Gay Paris, Luke has carved himself as a singer that simply puts it out there and whatever happens is up to the fans to decide. That mentality goes across with the band as well and their latest album "Ladies and Gentlemen: May We Present To You The Dark Arts" is a testament to what the band do best, and that is rock. We caught up with the frontman ahead of an upcoming national tour across Australia to speak about the new songs and what the tour may hold for the fans.

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Luke: I think what we got out of it was we stopped being ashamed of our metal and heavier background. With the first few records, we were dealing with the idea that the blues was cool and maybe over forcing all that down bayou and maybe even hillbilly elements. And this time maybe we've got more intuitive song structures but we've definitely made our peace and allowed ourselves to be a heavy band again. Whether or not people will accept that as metal, that's up to the people who can headbang the best to decide.

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GAY PARIS AUSTRALIA TOUR 2015

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 - RAD, Wollongong, NSW
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 - ROLLING STONE LIVE LODGE AT NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, Sydney, NSW
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 - PUNK ASS KIDS AT ROCKET BAR, Adelaide, SA
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8 - WORKERS CLUB, Geelong, VIC
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 - THE EASTERN, Ballarat, VIC
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 - CHERRY BAR, Melbourne, VIC
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 - STUDIO 6, Sutherland, NSW
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 - PHOENIX, Canberra, ACT
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 - CROWBAR, Brisbane, QLD
FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 - THE HELM, Mooloolaba, QLD
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 - THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, Newcastle, NSW
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 - THE CARRINGTON HOTEL, Katoomba, NSW
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 - THE PRIER, Port Macquarie, NSW
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 - THE NORTHERN, Byron Bay, NSW
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26 - THE PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, Bunbury, WA
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27 - THE ODD FELLOW, Fremantle, WA
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 - THE BOSTON, Perth, WA
FRIDAY DECEMBER 11 - THE GRAND POOBAH, Hobart, TAS
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12 - CLUB 54, Launceston, TAS

Tickets available at veneues and at gayparismusic.com.au


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Interview by Andrew "Schizodeluxe" Massie on September 10th 2015