Year formed: 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY (USA)
“Genre is one of those things that has become increasingly annoying to pinpoint yet without some understanding of what a band sounds like, people are usually turned off. I think we have a pretty minimal approach to our music though […] I think that's all we need.”
Sable and I started playing music together, writing skeletons of songs with basses about a year ago. We were both pretty into the idea of creating something moody and weird but still melodic. The idea of the two basses was always there from the beginning. We found Shay through Craigslist and it just clicked together. I feel that our band biography is extremely typical and non-romantic.
Intravenous Magazine: Who are you and how did the band/project come to be formed?
Sable: Bass and vocals
We formed just by being people with less than similar influences but wanting to create something strange and different.
IVM: How would you describe your sound/style, and how did you arrive at it?
We always say we are post-punk or goth or darkwave but we might not be any of those things. Genre is one of those things that has become increasingly annoying to pinpoint yet without some understanding of what a band sounds like, people are usually turned off. I think we have a pretty minimal approach to our music though - no synths, no guitars, just two basses, vocals and drums. I think that's all we need.
IVM: Who and what are your primary influences both musical and non-musical?
Depeche Mode, Early Cure, Cocteau Twins, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Sleater Kinney, John Maus, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dusty Springfield, Bloc Party, Explode Into Colors, Mika Miko, No Age, Abe Vigoda (band), Suicide, The Sound, Soft Kill, Modern Lovers, Television, Tchaikovsky.
David Cronenberg, David Shrigley, Cormic McCarthy, Pat Conroy, Ken Russell, Maya Deren, Alejandro Jodorowsky.
IVM: Do you perform live and if so where can we see you perform in the near future?
N O V E M B E R :
11/18: PHILADELPHIA, PA - DANNY'S with Bloated Subhumans, Gun Candy (NY) and Blank Spell.
11/19: BALTIMORE, MD - THE CROWN with Natural Velvet, Blacksage, Elon, Butch Dawson, Purrer, Maxine and Jenny Besetzt (NC).
D E C E M B E R :
12/10: BROOKLYN, NY - OUR WICKED LADY with The Blind Shake (MN).
IVM: What is your current release and where is it available from?
IVM: What have been the highlights of your career so far?
Our tape releases and being able to make all of our fun / ridiculous videos.
IVM: What are your plans for the future?
We want to play a couple shows on the west coast. Probably in LA in the spring of 2017. I think we want to keep touring around Canada and the East Coast.
IVM: Finally, is there anything that you would like to add?
We are just hoping to get over to Europe sometime in the next few years. Or Japan.