Well it all formed out of a shitty previous band , Brett and I had been jamming for a bit with a drummer mate of mine. Rich, he was floating around doing nothing so we grabbed him on board. Him and I had played in a death metal band years ago. Old mate drummer didn't work out, Brett and Paul have known each other for a long time. So we got together, wrote some tracks and got on with it. We all dig a similar style of music and each of us know what we want within the band and it all just falls on the page so to speak.
2.How would you describe your musical sound?
A rude obnoxious loud rocking energy that could cure any hangover.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
There just some fictional fun, with a bit of loosely personal aspects thrown in for good humour and measure. Tracks like Whisky, Abstainer and Doghouse blues are about the rise and fall of alcohol abuse that the four of us in the band and probably a lot of other people can relate too. Not that we condone the irresponsible consumption of alcohol much.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Desert Kingdom'?
The name is derived from our big bad home land. Our good old Desert Kingdom.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The best gigs, they've all been really good thus far and for us personally keep getting better, so can't really narrow it down to a single one. Our stage performance could be described as loud, rude and an insult to professionalism hahaha. But mostly loud and fun.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We never really had any "plans" to begin with other than to record what we had, everything else has kind of caught us by surprise, what with people actually digging our shit, it's really fuckn cool. So I guess all we really want to do now is, just play it loud and hard as often as we can.
7.Currently the band is signed to 'Black Bow Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?
Fuck yeah!! Jon has been great and we are stoked to be part of the Black Bow Records family.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of stoner and doom metal?
Surprising!!! Hahahaha. That's the bit that's caught us off guard a bit it's really fuck'n cool that people on the other side of the pond are really starting to dig our music, it's fuck'n great.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Well were just gonna keep rock'n and writing new stuff, tunes that keep us on our toes, if don't excite us it's out the door. Try heaps of different stuff instead of the old run of mill you know.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Fucking heaps we've got a diverse range, we get into a lot of stoner like High on Fire , Orange Goblin, the mighty Black Sabbath , a lot of metal too, like Pantera, Entombed , Mastodon but as we said there is usually headphones on trying to find something new and cool.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Well we all have a few things , I beach it snorkelling and stuff in summer , Paul's into Hemi cars , Ritch does rock climbing and Brett well he just drinks VB. But we all love just having a few beers and playing music and few more beers after that too.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Yeah I'd just like to say thanks to the people that like our music enough to sign it , buy it , listen to it and just show a general interest in what we are doing it's fucking sweet and ya better get ready cause there's more where that came from !