Honestly, I thought that your band was called ‘penis’ and your only song was called Dong Song. Is it my fault?
That is correct, except that de band is called PENUS, our only song is called the Dindongsong and we have a lot more songs besides that one.
The name PENUS just felt right, hence our thought out decision.
So a ‘penus’ that feels right.
Penis, what a ridiculous name for a band that would have been!
You come from from Antwerp, but that’s not your fault.
Indeed, everyone comes from the koekestad, except for Michael. He is from the Antwerp of the Aldi, which is Ghent. Of course, we could move with the band to Geetbets, but nobody was really into that idea, except for Michael obviously.
Tell me, where did you all meet, why did you start a band and all that stuff.
We are actually a formed band. You can compare it to boy bands from the ‘90s, but then with ugly boys and a pretty girl. The people who brought us together are Brammeke Pis and Papa Ganja aka Ben Baert from Your Highness, two deranged people from around Antwerp.
According to you, Cara Pils is your biggest source of inspiration. What else?
MDMA, XTC, The Stooges and karaoke. The latter preferably in combination with all the previous sources of inspiration.
What is the best punk group of all times? The Germs?
Lately, we’ve been listening to The Dicks.
Best punk record? 'Aglio e Olio' from the Beastie Boys?
The song T.V. Eye has been on repeat for twenty years. Can you imagine how The Dicks sound if you just let T.V. Eye play? You get the point, right?