You performed ‘Tina, In The Green Dress’, at
A HISTORY, How did the band come together and with what ambitions?
Aquila: We met on a sofa in
Graham: I mainly wanted to be like Tom Waits guitarist Marc Ribot. The other thing we really clicked with was a love of big drums.
Your debut single ‘Fox’ was released on 04 February. The band’s music has been described as ”Glitter-doom”. How would to describe your sound for people yet to hear your songs?
Single released, is there an album on the way, or anything already recorded for your next release?
What is your song writing process and where do you tend to be located when the seed of new ideas are sown?
Graham: After that spark I'll take
When did you realised that music would be your path and when and where was your first gig, any memories?
Graham: I remember watching my Dad play the guitar and being filled with energy and laughing.... I was about 4 or 5. From there I played clarinet at school and piano then switched to the guitar. First real gig was a festival headlined by Beastie Boys & Sonic Youth in the mid 90's, first time I crowd surfed.
How do you approach getting your music heard and making an income? How important is it to find a label?
Graham: Finding the 'right' label is important to us because it’s always inspiring to find kindred musical spirits that can help get your music out to a wider audience. We get loved ones cursing us for writing such catchy tunes.
Aquila: Yeah, our house is a little bit like
Tina, In a Green Dress was released last year on Bandcamp. How good is the bandcamp format for you as a band?
Graham: It's good to sell your music on along with merch but there are SO many platforms now it's good to stick with a few that can do it all.
Any particular instruments, effects, or recording techniques that you would like to share with your fellow musicians’?
Graham: Polyphonic Octave Generating through a Big Muff....
What was the music you listened to back in School/College days, that you still draw inspiration from today?
Graham: In school it was Nirvana and 2 Unlimited. A History draws directly from both.
Talking of Records, what is you preference for listening, Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Download etc and are you morning the loss of the mini disc?
Graham: I'm all about vinyl at home, MP3 for commuting. The main thing I miss about CD's is pouring over the art work and finding out who played what, where it was recorded and by which producer.
What are you feelings about Social networking as a means to musical recognition?
Graham: Clicking once doesn't always mean you 'like' something.
What was the last book you read and the last piece of great art you saw?
Graham: Chicken Hawk an account of the Vietnam war by a helicopter pilot. The same William Klein/ Daido Moriyama exhibition at the TATE.