The Dwarf's Song Of The Week: THE STIFFYS - Kissy Kissy
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The Dwarf's Song Of The Week: THE STIFFYS - Kissy Kissy




One of THE DWARF's favourite bands, THE STIFFYS have just released their second fun single 'Kissy Kissy' from their forthcoming third record, Art Rock. The music video features some spaced out animation from Chris Edser and Jarrod Prince. Chris has also created the popular 'Got Me A Beard" animated music video for The Beards.

We loved the song so much in our offices, that we declare THE STIFFY's 'KISSY KISSY', (drumroll please)....The Dwarf's Song Of The Week.

THE DWARF'S SONG OF THE WEEK:

We had a chat with Jason Leigh (bass) and Adam Stagg (drums) from THE STIFFYS.

Apologies for all of the SHOUTING and the lack of full stops but that is how THE STIFFYS talk.

Thank you THE STIFFYS for taking the time out of your busy touring schedule. We are completely blown away with your latest fun music video that we at The Dwarf have decided to make THE STIFFY's new song "Kissy Kissy" our coveted "DWARF SONG OF THE WEEK". What do you say about that?

HI THE DWARF IT’S YOUR BOYS THE STIFFYS HERE THANKS SO MUCH FOR PICKING OUR NEW SONG KISSY KISSY AS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK IT FEELS VERY VALIDATING BECAUSE TO BE HONEST WHEN WE TOLD OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM WE WERE GOING TO WRITE A SONG OUTLINING OUR EXPERTISE IN KISSING LADIES THEY WERE LIKE REALLY THE STIFFYS DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AND WE WERE LIKE YEAH TOTALLY SURE WE’VE DONE IT HEAPS OF TIMES ALSO WE’VE READ A LOT OF MAGAZINES THEN THEY WERE LIKE OK BUT ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO INVEST YOUR ENTIRE BAND FUND ON ONE VIDEO BECAUSE THAT IS A BAD AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WE WERE ALL LIKE YES ABSOLUTELY WE WANT TO SPEND A BAD AMOUNT OF MONEY ON THIS

Your music video features some stunning and risque imagery. French kissing, hot space babes, making out with a dragon, flying horses with jet hooves? Did you make a list of things that you wanted the animators to include in the music video and what cool stuff didn't make the cut?

HONESTLY THE DWARF HONESTLY THEY ARE SOME GREAT OBSERVATIONS YES WE SENT THE ANIMATORS A LONG LIST OF IDEAS OVER FAIRLY FREQUENT EMAILS AND TEXTS AND PHONE CALLS AND VOICEMAILS AND HAND WRITTEN LETTERS THAT WE WOULD DELIVER TO THEIR HOMES AFTER A COUPLE OF DRINKS I MEAN THEY CALLED IT A BARRAGE BUT WE’D SAY THAT IT’S BETTER TO OVERCOMMUNICATE THAN UNDERCOMMUNICATE ANYWAY WE WANTED TO KEEP THE CLIP FAIRLY REALISTIC IT’S REALLY MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DON’T SAY IN THE VIDEO BUT IF WE HAD MORE TIME WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE EXTENDED THE FIGHT SCENE WITH ADAM PUNCHING THE DINOSAUR SO THAT THERE WAS A LOT MORE EXPLOSIONS A BIT LIKE THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS BUT YEAH SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE I GUESS

Now that you have a song called "Kissy Kissy", any chance that you will set up a 20 cent Kissing Booth at the merch desk at future gigs?

TO BE HONEST THE DWARF EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES IS BASICALLY ONE BIG KISSING BOOTH IT’S LIKE WE TOTALLY RESPECT LADIES AND WE’RE FLATTERED THAT THEY’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO KISS US AND BE OUR GFS AND GIVE US HICCIES BUT IF WE KISS ANY MORE GIRLS WE COULD BECOME A BIOSECURITY RISK WE SHOULD PROBABLY START USING DENTAL DAMS OR MOUTH GUARDS OR SOMETHING ANYWAY YEAH WE’VE BOTH DEFINITELY KISSED HEAPS OF GIRLS BECAUSE WE ARE IN A ROCK BAND

THE STIFFYS are currently on tour with The Beards on their Strokin' My Beard tour. What has been the biggest tour highlight so far?

EVERY DAY IS A HIGHLIGHT BUT HONESTLY IT’S BECOMING A BIT OF A CAT AND MOUSE GAME ON THE ROAD WHERE THEY KEEP TRYING TO TRICK US INTO SIGNING CONTRACTS TO MAKE US NEVER SHAVE AGAIN AND IT’S TOUGH BECAUSE WE HAVE A HABIT OF SIGNING ANYTHING THAT LOOKS REMOTELY LIKE A RECORD DEAL BECAUSE WE DON’T LIKE MISSING OPPORTUNITIES AND WE’RE TOO BUSY TO READ ANYTHING AND ALSO OF COURSE THE DRINKS SO ANYWAY THEY’VE ALMOST GOT US A FEW TIMES HAHAHA THEY’RE CLEVER THAT’S WHY THEY’RE PLAYING THE BIG ROOMS

After this tour with The Beards, what is on the horizon for THE STIFFYS, besides the inevitable world domination?

IT’S SAD TO EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS TOUR ENDING BECAUSE WE’RE HAVING SUCH A GREAT TIME BUT WHEN IT DOES WE’LL FINISH OUR ART ROCK RECORD AND THEN GO ON TOUR AGAIN TO PLAY ALL THE NEW SONGS AND THEN WE’D LIKE TO GET BACK TO ENJOYING SOME DRINKS AND MAKING WEB VIDEOS WE’RE NOT SURE WHAT WE’LL MAKE NEXT I MEAN WE PUBLICALLY ANNOUNCED THAT WE’LL MAKE A TALK SHOW LATER IN THE YEAR BUT WE’LL PROBABLY CHANGE OUR MINDS AGAIN THAT’S THE THING ABOUT DRINKS ANYWAY AFTER THAT WE MIGHT HEAD OVERSEAS AND THEN START THINKING ABOUT OUR NEXT RECORD PROBABLY SOMETHING EVEN MORE ART LIKE AN ASMR RECORD OR SOMETHING

American punk rock band, The Dickies are touring Australia soon. Will you be supporting them? We at The Dwarf just want to see a tour poster that will say THE DICKIES and THE STIFFYS together on the same bill because it will be a match made in heaven!

WE ARE WILLING TO PUBLICALLY CONFIRM THAT WE WILL DEFINITELY PLAY THAT TOUR WITH DICKIES CONSIDER IT DONE DOES ANYONE HAVE THE DICKIES’ PHONE NUMBER?

UPDATE: THE STIFFYS will NOT be appearing as the support slot with The Dickies.

You can purchase 'Kissy Kissy' from THE STIFFYS bandcamp:

THE STIFFYS are currently on tour with The Beards:

Thursday April 9th WOLLONGONG (NSW) Wollongong University
Friday April 10th DARWIN (NT) Railway Club
Saturday April 11th DARWIN (NT) Railway Club
Wednesday April 15th NEWCASTLE (NSW) Bar On The Hill
Thursday April 16th CENTRAL COAST (NSW) Entrance Leagues Club
Friday April 17th SYDNEY (NSW) The Metro
Saturday April 18th CANBERRA (NSW) Anu Bar
Thursday April 30th TOOWOOMBA (QLD) The Spotted Cow
Sunday May 3rd BYRON BAY (NSW) The Northern Hotel
Thursday May 7th BUNBURY (WA) Prince Of Wales
Friday May 8th MARGARET RIVER (WA) Settlers Inn
Saturday May 9th PERTH (WA) Capitol Theatre
Wednesday May 13th GLADSTONE (QLD) Harvey Road Tavern
Thursday May 14th ROCKHAMPTON (QLD) The Lionleigh Hotel
Friday May 15th TOWNSVILLE (QLD) The Dairymple Tavern
Saturday May 16th CAIRNS (QLD) The Jack Hotel

HEY ROCKSTARS! To be the next SONG OF THE WEEK on the popular Aussie music website The Dwarf, shoot me an email with your URL to your latest music video. Simply email carbiewarbie@thedwarf.com.au with the subject of "The Dwarf's SONG OF THE WEEK", to be considered.
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