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.
Hayden: Boredom, and boredom
Nath: All the usual reasons. Birds, jackets.
Tayt: I needed to find a way to fund my coat addiction
Nath: Tayt and I have been playing together since we were children
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Hayden: The records about fifteen quid
Nath: This interview is dedicated to the memory of No Friendz
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Nath: I just read Viv Albertine’s autobiography and it made me want to be like her, but I’ve never listened to the Slits
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?
Hayden: None of us are formally trained in music or production or anything and we’ve not really been in a proper band before this (edit: tayt was on radio one in an earlier band ,when he was 15. he made us put this in. he adds, fuck off)
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Albums: Pet sounds, Unknown Pleasures, White Light/White Heat
Books: Andrea Pirlo- I think therefore I play, the autobiography, Das Kapital, Tayt can’t read, but he would take a nice calligraphy set.
Films: School of Rock, Pretty Woman, Blade Runner
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Hayden: Performing live, there’s so much more to it. It’s instantly gratifying.
Tayt: I enjoy both individually, it’s nice to get creative in the studio, but then I like looking at people looking at me.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Tayt: hayd got hit by a Taxi in Cardiff and played the set half an hour later. Another time we picked up a hitchhiker and we took him to the gig instead of where he wanted to go
Hayden: Shout out to Emils, thanks for the weed.
We supported Gang of Four in Llandudno. We listened to their latest album in the car on the way up. I said to the lads that it was less angular than their other stuff, more dirgey. I thought it as cool.
After the set, Andy Gill asked me what I thought of his new stuff and I just froze up. I said I hadn’t listened to it, despite not only listening to it in the car but having just seen their set. The lads and Andy were like: yeah you have, what are you on about? So I panicked, and left.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Hayden: Probably Sides of My Skull.
Nath: It’s just one big chorus
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Hayden: We’re invading Europe. We can’t tell you where yet but Tayt’s been brushing up on his knowledge of wine and cheeses.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Any hidden talents within the band?
Tayt: I am a master of crisp packet triangles.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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