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Roymackoney has been making noisy music around Darwin for almost two decades, and drummer Fletcher Kane Bowman has been behind the kit for most of the journey.

What was the first concert you ever went to?

I saw Don Spencer on his Animal Songs tour at the Griffith Library. I was 4 years old! I would have gone with the rest of my kindergarten class and our teachers. The specifics are lost to memory but I'm sure I enjoyed it. Eleven years later I went to my first rock gig, which was R.E.M., Died Pretty and Grant Lee Buffalo at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, January 1995. It was mega.

What’s your favourite album of all time?

It might seem like a leftfield choice, but DJ Shadow's Endtroducing... I've worn out multiple copies, I've bought new copies to give to friends, and I'm still discovering new things about it, 16 years after my first listen. By that criteria, I can comfortably call it my favourite album of all time. It's entirely comprised of samples, and yet it's so purely musical, so hypnotic and emotional and atmospheric, it hits me in a spot that most rock music misses. Shadow uses the sampler the way Hendrix used the guitar, or Miles Davis used the trumpet. The drumming is amazing, too! Of course the music I play is nothing at all like Shadow's instrumental hip-hop, and I think that's pretty cool too.

My favourite album of this week is Clutch's new record Psychic Warfare. In my humble opinion there's no better rock band in the world, any world, right now than Clutch. Killer stuff.

My friends would describe me as...

An amiable, quick-witted guy, who turns into a serial killer when he's behind a drum kit.

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall when you were a teenager?

I bought music magazines and wallpapered my room with ripped-out pictures and posters that I deemed cool. Bands included Faith No More, Kyuss, Helmet, Beastie Boys, Shirley from Garbage, Regurgitator, You Am I and Bad Religion. The centrepiece was a huge Soundgarden poster I got as a bonus for buying their Down on the Upside album on its release day. I kept them all for years in a box at my folks' place when I moved out of home, sadly all were destroyed when their house flooded.

These days my walls feature Roymackonkey memorabilia and artwork by my girlfriend and my daughter.

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