The Mess Hall - Totally Amped
Thursday, 20 March 2008
The Mess Hall were nominated for the AMP for their debut LP, Notes From A Ceiling in 2005. Two years later, they’ve won it with Devil’s Elbow. Guitarist and vocalist Jed Kurzel took some time from celebrations to give us a few words.
What were your first thoughts upon hearing your names read out-
I don’t know… I was in complete shock!
How are you going to celebrate the win-
With a tour around Australia.
What does winning this award mean to you-
$25,000 and [that] there is a prize that rewards a band, not an industry.
In your opinion, what did Devil’s Elbow have that made it the winning album-
That it was an album, not a collection of songs.
Do you have any plans for spending the money- Are you going to take the record overseas, or perhaps put it towards your next record-
Both of these options sound good.
On to business, you’re currently on tour. How’s it going so far- What are you up to next-
We will play with Wilco, then we go on our own tour, followed by a tour with the Foo Fighters.
WHO: The Mess Hall
WHAT: Devil’s Elbow through Ivy League / Play the Gaelic Club
WHEN: Out now / Friday 2 May