There’s an old story about Gareth Liddiard relocating to Australia’s east coast after growing up in the west. His band mates in The Drones came in tow, first to Sydney, then to Melbourne. Living in caravan parks, sleeping on dirty mattresses, drawing the dole. Drugs and drink. Playing shows whenever, wherever. The veracity of this whole tale and its individual parts may be questionable, but by now it’s come to signify his single-minded pursuit of musical success – find the audience, no matter the cost.
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