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 started making a noise over 20 years ago when I was 14. I wanted to create something that I enjoyed and rubbed people up the wrong way. Making a racket is a pure release.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

This newest release and indeed my decision to start releasing tracks and playing live again is the result of finding an old drum machine with patterns from 2005 on it. I was in the wilderness for over a decade and it just felt right to start shouting again.

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

Music wise- the simplicity and rawness of the first two Billy Bragg records, Big Black, silly noisy goth shit.

Non music wise- places, politics, culture.

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?

Hmmm. Not sure I can answer that. Can’t stand sales pitches.

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

Albums: The Cure- Faith, Arab Strap- Philophobia. Lots in 3rd place: My Bloody Valentine- Loveless and Pavement- Wowee Zowee being just two.

Not really a fan of books or films unless related to music.

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Definitely live. I like instant gratification (or otherwise) and am very impatient. Studios kill creativity. So cold and detaching from anything.

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

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

People really love This is Glasgow. It’s my pop song I guess. I’m really into London Angry, Hungry American, Happy Death and 3 Days.

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

I don’t make plans, I destroy them (stolen from something a pal said).

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

Why are you still here and when will you grow up?

Who knows? I’ll never grow up.

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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