Alex writes the songs, Jordan slaps the bass, together they are Bleeding Knees Club.
Alex Wall is tall and skinny. Jordan Malane is white and freckly. Bandmates and best mates they first met in the playpen at kindergarten and today they tour the world, slaying crowds with their upbeat, surf metal sounds. Bumming about when they aren’t jamming out, these two Aussie sun-kissed scallies love nothing more than cruising along The Gold Coast, skating, surfing and dreaming about their ideal woman, Courtney Love. i-D online hopped onto their boards and spent an afternoon cruising London’s Southbank with bleeding knees.
Where are you right now? In our apartment in London. What are you up to? We’re just sitting around watching funny YouTube videos. Do you remember the first gig you ever played? Alex: Jordan put on an art show on the Sunshine Coast and we decided to perform. I think we played about four songs each about a minute long. But it was really fun. What BKC track are you the most proud of and why? ‘Camp Out’, it was the first song we ever wrote and we still play it today. We have played it every show we have ever played and we still enjoy it. How old were you when you first learnt to skate and surf? Alex: I learnt to surf when I was like 13 or something and I guess learnt to skate a little bit before that. What’s your hometown stance? Jordan: I like pushing mong. Where are your favourite skate spots? We got to skate Venice beach skatepark last year which was really fun. What are your fondest memories from your time spent skating together? Jordan: There is this massive old bowl at home called Pizzy Park Bowl and its really scary and dodgy, and I remember one summer I dropped it for the first time and we both skated it every day all day which was super fun. Who is your favourite skater? Alex: Chris Haslam. What’s your best trick? Like a front side disaster or a Smith grind? Park or Street? Mini ramps. What’s in your pocket right now? Three guitar picks and a pound. What are your hopes for 2012? We hope our album does well and cats like it. Where are you off to now? We are going to NYC on Monday, party!
The bands debut album ‘Nothing To Do’ is out now.