On this episode I have The Sinking Feeling. They’re a really awesome Glasgow band and basically they deserve all of your attention.
Like a few local bands I’ve grown to like, I first came across The Sinking Feeling when Steven from Struggletown Records started talking about them. At the moment we’re sorta in the middle of this grunge and emo revival thing, only the bands are not as contrived and as trite as they were in the direct aftermath of both those musical trends. If you haven’t heard the band before then perhaps the most obvious bands to compare them too are perhaps later Title Fight, The Promise Ring and Tiger’s Jaw.
The band were nice enough to allow this interview to take place in their practice space, which also turned out to be the same place I interviewed Steven.
This is perhaps the most comfortable and easily the most free wheeling chat I’ve had so far. Originally I had three mics on the go, with the band sharing two and one for myself but because of the different levels of speaking I had to pair it back to my backup mic – the capsule mic on the Zoom H6. The result is really ambient, so you get the sound of bottles clinking and people moving in their seats etc.
I think it gives it a really cool rough and ready feel, and makes it feel quite laid back. Let me know what you think of it, if people are a fan I’d be keen to do more like this. It's also way less hassle to set up.
• Be yourself, never die • The genesis of the band at Langside College • BB King, Eric Clapton, Santana’s Smooth and Jo’s orchestral background • Paramore and Christian bands • A bit of religious discourse • The Sinking Feeling – patter thieves • How disparate influences actually united the band • The introverted nature of the band • But always appreciative • The subjectivity and selfishness of art • Some words about Tumblr… • Lots of love of Ian Mackaye • And lots, lots more awesome chat
I later found out that this was the band's first interview. I rather suspect there will be many more.
I hope you enjoy it. Featured Music Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here).
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