Amusement Parks On Fire, Press Shot, Photographed by Carla Mundy

What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t make music. It’s more of an impulse than a conscious decision. I’m just as clueless as to why I’m still doing it. The story of how we ended up in the current incarnation is probably too long and dull to recount here. Needless to say there was a lot of beer and many hours spent in a van involved.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

It’s what I would I would conceitedly describe as a concept-EP called ‘All The New Ends’. I like the length of EP’s, we’ve made quite a few of them. You can stretch your legs a little and experiment without wearing the listener out too much. The second side is a 13 minute song called ‘Infernal Flame’ where tried to take over-repetition to a fun extreme. It’s become one of our favourites to play live.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Oh man, it’s hard to say! There’s a lot. Probably not the stuff you might imagine, I would say.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

Well we’ve been pretty rigidly stiffed with the ‘shoegaze’ stick, figuratively and literally. This used to be the source of some frustration but which I’ve come to accept as pretty much irrelevant anyway. I think the approach and the songwriting are very different to most the bands we usually get compared to, though I can appreciate there’s a stylistic world there. I couldn’t possibly say why you should listen to it. I couldn’t categorically say that you should. I’m not sure why anyone listens to anything. Especially the fucking Deftones.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

Ah you’re killing me! Who could say? Maybe…
Jim O’Rourke – Insignificance
Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians (ECM)
Prince – Purple Rain
2001: A Space Odyssey
Upstream Color
Back To The Future
Franz Kafka – The Trial
Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse 5
Charles Burns – Black Hole
Amusement Parks On Fire, Press Shot, Photographed by Carla Mundy

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

They both have their charm and give the other a context. I love the immediacy and unrepeatability of playing live and the opportunity for perfectionism to the point of insanity in the studio. I can’t imagine choosing between the two really, there’s a complementary magic there.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

There are many. Countless in number and boundless in scope. We sometimes have the unfortunate tendency to totally shutdown perfectly interesting pub conversations with crazy band stories. I won’t bore you with any here.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

We don’t make tracks, we make records. All of which are as unique as the others, if not more so.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

We’re currently at work, if you can call it that, finishing our fourth album ‘An Archaea’. That’ll be released later this year, probably September, and we’ll be playing shows in support of that. We’ve never really been into playing festivals but we might book a couple this year too. We’ll keep you posted!

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

That’s very kind of you but I couldn’t possibly!

Photo credits: Carla Mundy

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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