Interview: Melissa Griesel
What gave you the idea to start the Satanic Dagga Orgy band?
Ray McCauley came to us in a dream. Blame him.
Who inspires you?
Madonna. Besides being a fashion icon, she showed the world that even when you’re in your 50s, you can still show your vagina to anyone you want.
Is there a certain trend/fashion you follow in the SA music scene?
We like to think we’re the only band currently willing to wear speedos on stage.
Where do you get the ideas to write the music you write?
Mainly from Ray McCauley in our dreams, but also from current events and things that happen in our lives. They’re not always true reflections of the events, but a little exaggeration never hurt anyone.
What does your music reflect about you?
Probably our absolute belief in the right to freedom of speech. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, we don’t make art, we write fun songs that are easy to sing along to.
Where do you see Satanic Dagga Orgy in the future?
Ideally playing festivals on Mars. How long in the future did you mean? Next year we hope to play more festivals and finally quit accidentally listening to U2.
What is the hardest part about being a band?
Telling our grandparents the name of our band. That and breaking strings almost constantly.
What is the best part of being in the band?
Getting Ray McCauley to speak to us in our dreams. Actually the fact we get to hang with each other almost every weekend and get into shows for free.
Do you guys get into a lot of agreements/disagreements about the band and music in general?
We run a very democratic process when it comes to decisions, our main arguments are about whose turn it is to bring the booze to band practice.
What is your favorite type of music?
Ska, Folk, Country, Punk, Blues and Pop. EDM in general can fuck off.
What time/day are you playing at Oppi 2015?
We’re playing at 12h00 on the Skellum Stage on Sunday 9 August. It’s Women’s Day so we’re hoping to put our poems in all of you.
Where can fans buy the album and find out more about Satanic Dagga Orgy shows?
We’re about the first 3 pages of Google results, but the best places to follow us is on Facebook (Satanic Dagga Orgy) or Twitter (@SDOrgyMusic) and you can download our music for free on bandcamp (bandcamp.com/satanicdaggaorgy)