SPB: When did you decide that you want to make music for a living?
Andrew Mortensen (bass): When I finished high school. But then I discovered to “make a living” from music, you had to play shit covers, in shitty RSLs, out in the middle of nowhere to pissed arseholes. So I got a day job and just did original music that I enjoyed.
Lachlan R. Dale (guitar): Morts is on the money there. Making music for a living in Australia is a nightmare, especially if, like us, you play obscure or experimental music. Every member of Serious Beak has a day job, and we all bleed a lot of money for this band. The idea of covering pop songs in some drab RSL for the rest of my life just to scrape by makes me want to kill myself.