kind of reaction has the 7" had?
reaction to the 7” has been good. We’ve
recently just got another 150 pressed and ready to
distribute. All the feedback I’ve heard seems to
have had positive vibes. Strangely enough there has been
requests from Australia, the US and Slovakia. We’ve
managed to get it into loads of record stores including
Norman Records and Piccadilly Records. Unfortunately
there’s been no attention from any record labels or
distributors; however we’ve managed to get
ourselves a gig in Southampton - at the Joiners -
supporting the American Rough Trade band Howler next
Wednesday, which we hope will get us a little publicity.
the internet make it easier to promote the band?
helps in the sense that it’s an easy way to connect
with a fan-base and conduct interviews although we would
much rather do those things face to face.
your album finished?
started to record the album, and so far it’s going
good. The recordings are reminiscent of Velvet
Underground and Doors albums so we’re very happy
with the sound. We reckon that the album should be ready
to release for the beginning of summer, given we find
ourselves a distributor of some sort.
writes the songs?
all have our parts to play in the creative process in
order to get the coolest sounding songs: Zac tends to
have control of everything lyrical-wise whereas Dan
writes most of the riffs.
you cover anyone else's songs?
tend to keep to playing original material. Maybe we might
play a cover or two one day if we find a song we all like
and it suits our style, but in general we much prefer
keeping it original.
influence does your geographical location have on your
we don’t seem to be an area where there is a big
music scene, but we are slowly working our way out of the
town that spawned The Libertines - Whitchurch - so there
is hope for us yet.
can only describe our live sound like Hendrix meets The
Cramps. It sounds like a dark Woodstock and it sounds
fucking crazy. With all our songs we are trying to bring
in that old-school, gritty, in-your-face 60s vibe that
seems to be missing from the modern music scene.
us about the type of instruments, gear and effects pedals
use strictly analogue recording equipment in order to get
the sound we want. Aside from that we tend to use
whatever we get our hands on: guitars that look cool,
amps that sound sweet and microphones that can take a
there any good bands we should know about?
all big fans of a local Lo-Fi act known as Keel Her.
Everybody needs to check out her song ‘Riot Grrl’.