Wildcard Short 1 - Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan
So, I went to Hevy festival 2015 and recorded a few interviews. Some were long, and some were short. This is one of the short ones. I was accompanied by my handsomely bearded friend Craig who did sound for me. We briefly talk about his beard.
Some quick insight into "press" life - at festivals you are not allocated very long with the artists you want to interview. I originally only had ten minutes with Ben. This then changed to one question. Which is fine, because if you're an artist and you're talking to press all day I can see why it would get tiring.
We talk a little about how their music has evolved out of writing a record they hadn't heard to now doing things that people don't expect them to do.
After the interview he said he hoped he could do this again the next time they play Glasgow. I hope so too. He was also happy I didn't ask random stock questions like "what animal would you be?" etc. I guess people...
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