I took some time off and went on a venture through binary and source-code. Just kidding, I delved into cyberspace and found more information about Total Accomplishment. Since Seacrypt recommended this fellow and his band, I complied by looking into the matter. Everything went good, and Total Accomplishment is a pretty dodgy form of electronica, namely in the genre New Beat. So I had some precious time on my hand and decided to conduct an interview with Mat Dryhurst from this project, to tell me more about it, about, the music industry and much more. Hope you’ll enjoy this one too.
Klubben Beggars Banquet på Debaser i Malmö drivs av Olle Helkimo och Martin Gustafsson. Sedan ett år tillbaka har de drivit den uppskattade rockklubben som minst sagt varit populär. Eftersom att de fyller ett år imorgon så kommer en långläsning som ni lär tycka om väldigt mycket. Tidigare i år så träffade jag grabbarna på Basement Café här i stan och intervjuade dem angående deras klubb, vad det krävs att driva en, hur de ser på framtiden och mycket mer! Spana in den vet jag!
The band Vile Electrodes formed because of Martin and Anais mutual affection for synth-pop and other genres. With influences from both boring jobs and interesting fetishes, they’ve surely made themselves noticable. Their signature sound is a blessing to hear and they’ve up until now released their debut EP. Up until now they’ve also managed to get their foot into one or two compilations, namely Electropop 6 and Music To Play Games Too. I got my thumb out and conducted an interesting interview with these two, hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
Dear Leaders is a band consisting of three members: Paddy Burland (Drums), Jess Whelligan (Vocals/Guitar) and Tim Wong (Keys) that emerged from Bristol in late 2009, they play a combination of electro, surf and ethereal dream-pop. With their first self-released debut EP Not Summer, really shows their versatile ambition with the music they create. Over a two year period they managed to change completely from a bedroom demo-band to a fully accomplished live-act. Since this record was written over the period of two years, amidst relocations from Burma, Norwich and London – the track Cold reflects the upheaval of that period whilst Not Summer reflects the easiness of the simpler times. They’ve also collaborated with the eminent Bristol-artist Katy Christianson, that also designed some of their artwork for them. She also adorned the walls for their first EP-launch gig at Hardy Tree Gallery in London. This coming summer they’ll perform at Thekla and also the Bristol-based Dot To Dot festival. I got the opportunity to interview them about their influences, their launch gig and much more.
Bruxa as they call themselves consists of Bianca Radd (Vocals), Derek Stilwell (Beats) and Saint Michael (Vocals). They mix witchstep, cold wave, hip-hop and a bunch other genres together. Up until now they’ve released their debutalbum Eye On Everybody on Sweating Tapes. Currently finalizing their second release on the same label, and since I conducted the interview they’ve also remixed their labelmates Nightmare Fortress song Killing Time. Their upcoming EP will be released sometime in June. Hopefully this interview will rejuvenate your mind and get you interested in this mindboggling mix of sanity, insanity and venture, through severeal languages.
Curxes consist of two ambitious musicmakers named Roberta Fidora and Macaulay Hopwood, whom according to themselves play something named “doom-pop“. Up until now they’ve released two singles named Creatures/Jaws and The Constructor. When they released the song Haunted Gold with a precision ridden stop-motion movie, everyone was in awe – not only because of the pretty visuals but because of Fidoras singing and the general feel to the song. I got the opportunity to interview these two wonderful human beings about their past escapades, what decade of music they prefer, what they’ve got in store for the near future and much more. Don’t miss this one, it’s going to be a good ride!
Heretics started out in early 2010 and have since then produced their first self-titled album named Heretics. Later on the single Epitaph came out, accompanied by their latest addition to the family Wealth = Success in 2012. They’re playing a mix of synth-pop, post-punk and witch-house. This year they’ve got a gig at Young Twisted And Black, over at The Finsbury in North London and one at Destroy the Silence – Underworld in Camden, London. I got the opportunity to interview one of the bandmembers, namely David Whiting – whom concentrates mostly on the more synth-oriented pieces but also do the vocals. Mostly about how their journey started, how they have developed and many more interesting things which you can read below.