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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Interview with 'Vile Electrodes', 28 Sep 2010.
Deadicated to my sweet friend, 'Siobhan Clarke', Squidgy Goth.

I understand you first formed around 2008, please tell me a little about the first days and hours. What were your first intentions, and how long was it before, you came up with your particular sound and style ?

Martin: We first got together with the intention of creating music for an opera a friend of ours was writing, about a young Michael Faraday falling through a wormhole in time and meeting Anita Pallenberg and Jane Fonda on the set of Barbarella. That's kind of half true. And it WILL happen one day. But seriously, Anais and I first got together LONG before 2008 to play a one-off Burlesque party at the Theatre Museum before it closed (we performed under the name Strange Fruit). Then in 2008 we decided to have a crack at being a "proper" band. Anais had written a whole load of bluesy songs and we kind of adapted them. After a while we realised we were better off writing tracks from scratch rather than trying to shoehorn those songs into a musical space they weren't designed to fit into.

Anais: So watch this space for my blues side project!

Did you at first, have a set agenda, or are you a band that likes to evolve. Plus having members, Coming and going, do you think each individual addition made subtle differences, and added a little of themselves behind ?

Martin: We didn't (and don't) really have any agenda, apart from trying to write songs we like. We're just doing what we enjoy doing! Tess LaCoyle and Suki Maverick definitely each brought something unique to what we were doing, but we're all pretty creative people outside music and they both felt they couldn't commit enough time to the band. Since Loz Tronic joined us in May 2010 we've been much more focused and really begun to feel like a proper live band. We've come along leaps and bounds since then and we're still very much developing and evolving.

Your strong fetish image,is this a natural general interest, as well as being part of your live shows. Do have any particular influences, to partucular art, or artist's, be it Burlesque, or a Photographer etc ?

Martin: We all definitely have a whole variety of our own fetishes! Getting dressed up is really important, and the whole power dynamic thing is very interesting, particularly in a live context. We have lots of artistic influences, beyond the musical ones, but i don't think we set out to wear them on our sleeves. I suppose science - both fact and fiction - is as much an influence as art actually. Personally, i have a thing for Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism. Retro-futurism, or Atom Punk are probably the closest thing we have to a defining style I guess.

Anais: Hmmmm. I love Disney and horror movies. I like to think that's reflected in our music! I'd be really hard pushed to name any specific influences though - it's genuinely not something I think about! Must.... try.... harder.... next.... time.....

Do you find the whole visual side, just as important as the music itself. Plus would you say you use an element of theatre within your live performances ?

Martin: The visual side is VERY important - I think as much visually as i do aurally. Whenever we can, we run our own lights, lasers and strobes at our shows, as well as doing videos! Each song has a little abstract video that accompanies it live. Theatre - not as much as we could - i think we're still very much developing our stage shows. Come back and ask that question in a year's time!

Anais: At a show recently someone asked why we bothered dressing up and doing visuals as our "music should be able to stand up on its own". For me it's totally the other way round. You're presenting yourself to an audience so why WOULDN'T you dress up and make the biggest effort possible?! Also, I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl a lot of the time, so I LOVE the chance to don a snazzy outfit for stage. It also helps that I work for Lady Lucie Latex which means I have oodles of gorgeous rubberwear that I can borrow for shows. The theatre question is an interesting one. I'm still working on the way I present myself on stage and I'd like to be a lot more theatrical. You'll probably refuse to believe me, but I get TERRIBLE stage fright so sometimes just standing behind the mic and singing is pushing it! It's only recently that playing a gig hasn't led to me leaving stage and saying "never again". God, that makes me sound like such a diva...

Loz: Personally for me it's a bit of a Clark Kent / Superman thing. It's relief to throw away the glasses and day attire for a few hours!

What started your obsession with the 80's style of music, and old school synths ?

Martin: I've always loved and written music, ever since i was 9 when i started my first band, but being left handed found it really difficult to learn guitar. So i got a little Casio keyboard, and then i was hooked! I AM a bit obsessive though - I have a very addictive personality so my studio just carries on growing. The thing i like about old analogues is that because they have immediate control over the sound, the player can interact with the tone as well as the notes, just like a violinist or a guitarist would. I'm never going to be a great keyboard player, but the knobs and sliders on my allow me to be expressive in a way a lot of modern keyboards don't allow. They're just more rock and roll basically! Also, if you look at our list of band members you'll see that we list all our ancient analogue synthesizers in addition to the human players. They are so much a part of the band! As for the music - I grew up listening to the well-known synthpop stuff. Like a lot of people, hearing 'Are Friends Electric' for the first time was a seminal moment. As i got older discovered some of the more left-field bands and fell in love with it all over again. I've got a really wide taste in music though - everything from Kraftwerk to David Bowie... (laughs)

Who would you say are your strongest influences ?

Anais: I genuinely love pretty much all music. You'll find me dancing to pop, indie, 80's cheese, thrash metal, dubstep, electro, hard house - anything really! If it's got a beat then I tend to get caught in it. If you want specifics: more and more over time I realise I ADORE Annie Lennox. What a woman! And Steven Tyler is a God. But, to be honest, my strongest influences are my friends, family and fellow bandmates! They support and inspire me the most.

Martin: I'd say that there are a few people and bands who have managed to perfect what what i aspire to do, which is to write great pop songs with originality, intelligence and a bit of eccentricity. For me OMD, Kate Bush, The Knife and Portishead are people who do that.

Loz: I'm totally with Anais on the Annie Lennox call! I'm a big fan of any style of music, as long as it catches my attention long enough to hold it. I suppose we are victims of what we grew up listening to, in a way, so I have a bit of a penchant for poodle-permed cock-rock. In my teens I was heavily into rock 'n' roll from the 40's, 50's and 60's, and the mod scene. Led Zeppelin are a big influence.

Who writes you lyrics, and how would you best describle there creation. Be it observation, or life experiances. Or do you have a set pattern of themes ?

Anais: I currently write 99% of the lyrics, although Martin does inject amazing gems from time to time. Normally what happens is Martin will write a killer hook and it just instantly sparks an idea for a song in my brain. It does seem like a lot of our songs are about love, sex and domination - and from the stories in some of the tracks you can tell I've had my heart broken a few times. Pesky men. Sometimes the lyrics come from nowhere. I was sat at work once typing a mundane email and the opening line from Second Skin appeared in my head: "Would you like to slip inside me, can I be your second skin". When I told Martin that night he was, like, "What were you DOING at work today?!". Loz writes great songs too and we're working on building some of her tracks into the Vile canon!

Loz: Thanks!

Please tell me a little about the song 'Proximity', great vocals, and great alround upbeat sound. Please explain the meaning the lyrics, id love to learn more ?

Anais: Ah, possibly my favourite of our songs. It's got arpeggiated synths and is awesome!! Proximity is basically a song describing a desperate need to be close to someone! It centres around powerful emotional and sexual urges over which you have no control. It came to exist after Martin and I watched 'The Island' and 'THX1138' - both films explore worlds where for one reason or another human physical contact is not allowed and where we're controlled to the point that we don't even own our own bodies or minds. I was imagining how I would feel if it were me in that position. It's interesting that you say the song is upbeat - I suppose the jangly synths make it so - but we think it has an underlying brooding atmosphere which was very much inspired by the tone of those films.

Then come's of course 'Empire Of Wolves', a complete change of heart, even almost warlike. tell me more ?

Anais: The honest and simplest answer is that we decided we wanted to write a song that wasn't about sex or heartbreak! At the time of writing the song I was reading Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber' which is full of violent fairy tales. The stories about werewolves were my favourites of the bunch, so throatslashing, bloodlusting, shining fanged world conquering wolves it was! I love some of the imagery in the song - and the heavy breathing at the end as well! We REALLY want to make a video for this track.

Was realy great meeting you guys live, are there any more planned shows within this year ?

We've got a few more shows planned this year. 30th September and 9th October in London. 5th October in Brighton. 6th November in Sheffield. However, we've said we want to have a bit of a live amnesty until we get some more recording done. Finishing our CD keeps falling by the wayside, and we really need to prioritise that.

Lastly you meantioned, that you have a recorded full album, how do people purchase this, and tell us a little abouts it's creation, and what can be found on it ?

See above! We have an album and then some of material, but it's not properly recorded or mixed and mastered. We've got a couple of tracks that sound good by happy accident and we sometimes give these out as freebies at shows. But we really need to get the album cut. We're really excited about it! --

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Friday, September 3, 2010


Interview with 'Mechanical Cabaret', 03 Sep 2010.
Deadicated to my long time 'Industrial', buddy Chris Comber...

You first formed I believe in 1999, just before the birth of the new millennium. What can you remember from your very first days, and did you have a strong and tact first agenda?

Well, really it was more a case of continuing what I started. I began writing songs in my teenage years. I was in various bands, most notably ‘Nekromantik’, before I decided to basically go it alone in the studio and write and record everything myself, and started to use the name Mechanical Cabaret. If I had an 'Agenda' then it would be that I absolutely believe in the right to self-expression and wish to remain an individual, avoiding the pitfalls of crowd mentality or band-wagoneering, whilst doing my own thing at all times. And, that I only want to speak of the real truth of this life and this world - not just as I see it, but then I can only have my own perspective of course - at the same time coming up with a hopefully interesting, unusual, effective and very electronic based soundtrack to it!

OK, as a newcomer too you. Please introduce yourselves, who's who, and what band crimes are you responsible for ?

It’s basically me who writes the songs, and me on my own in the studio committing all manner of crimes! But Steve Bellamy, from 'Greenhaus', who joined the band last year on live synth, is now going to be joining me in the studio for the next recording session, so it will be interesting to see what comes out of that.

'We Have An Agenda', to me a great killer debut, light punk edge, with a great ambient and vibrant beats. Plus some stonking great tunes. What can you remember from it's creation, and what was the vibe like at the time. As debut was it an easy release, or was it more a learning curve, and prototype for the future material ?

Cheers! I like it for what it is, which is essentially what you say, an early prototype! It has it’s own character and atmosphere, due to songs, the equipment I was using and my state of mind at the time. I felt I had something to prove probably, to myself more than anything. I wasn’t really happy with what I’d been involved in before, and no one was doing the sort of music I wanted to hear, so I tried to do it all myself! For all my Punk angst, and lyrical disdain for certain things, I also like more ‘musical’ things too. Interesting melodies, weird sounds, pop music, dance music in general, especially electronic stuff, and disco, techno, etc. so that all comes out in what I do. Everything is a learning curve really - it’s the journey not the destination.

With your debut released, can you remember the first reactions, and reviews of the time. Were you happy with the feedback, and if you could change time, would you change anything about it ?

I wouldn’t change a thing. People kept saying I was like a darker version of Soft Cell, like a new Fad Gadget, things like that... very flattering, but don’t believe your own press, as they say! We all like to compare things to what’s gone before, naturally. That said - there could certainly have been worse comparisons!

Can you remember your very first live show, and what was the crowds reaction like, at the time, and was it ever recorded or documented ?

I can, yes - it was at the club night Electric Dreams at Gossips on Meard Street in Soho! It was a pretty good reaction as far as I remember, but it wasn’t recorded no, not that I’m aware of.

2006, a second full length follows 'Product For Your Insecurity' - as a second outing did you find things a lot easier and more relaxed, and what changes were made in your approach if any, and do you think it topped your debut ?

I think it was a better overall sound recording, as I had better facilities, and Steve Bellamy helped in the studio with two of the songs. As well as my usual equipment, I started using software synthesizers for the first time on this album. This was definitely a departure from the first album, which was done with just an Emax 2 sampler, some analogue synths, a few drum machines and effects, and an Atari ST!

It says in your 'BIO', you are currently banged up in a 'knocking shop' - erm would you care to elaborate on this, and iron out the kinks ?

Well I’m not ‘banged up’ at all actually - I love it there! Where I live and record used to be part of an old Brothel. And I prefer my kinks just the way they are thank you very much!

Who would you say you draw inspirations from, is there any particular one band or person you'd say really made you want to create and write music ?

Not one person, but many. Daniel Miller/Mute Records, Depeche Mode - especially Martin Gore, Fad Gadget/Frank Tovey, Johnny Rotten, Soft Cell, Kraftwerk, Adam Ant, Blancmange, I Start Counting, Nitzer Ebb, Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle, Abba, New Order/Joy Division... too many to mention really.

Who would you consider the founding father(s), of the modern 'Industrial', scene. Plus who would you consider to have the largest scene, be it the 'US', or maybe 'Ger' ?

Throbbing Gristle invented the term ‘Industrial’ regarding music, in the 1970s with the phrase ‘Industrial Music for Industrial People’ and their own label Industrial Records. Everyone else since them has just joined the production line. I have no idea who has the biggest ‘Industrial scene’ but there is an awful lot of similarity and dross being produced from that production line these days. You can only paint a wall black in so many ways before you run out of paint.

Over the past years the scene has changed rapidly, and has become ever more underground. Have you found you've had to at any point change your style or way of thinking to adapt, to more modern ideals ?

Do you think I’m thought of as part of that scene then? I didn’t think I was really, even though I like lots of the early Industrial bands. ‘Sideline.com’ refer to me as ‘an alien in synth-pop land’ which I thought was very funny. I don’t belong anywhere, to any scene, and I only really inhabit ‘the underground’ area of music anyway. I would never adopt some trend or modern ideal to try to become more popular, that’s not why I do music. It wouldn’t be a true expression of myself then would it, if I did that?

Do you find as times have changed, you're becoming ever more engrossed in the new electrical technologies behind creating 'Industrial', music. Plus do you think old school technology still outstrips the modern chuck away society ?

All modern music is Industrial really isn’t it? It’s all being produced, re-produced and marketed with basically the same technology! That’s the real irony. Old technology will always have it’s place, and only a fool would think otherwise, but modern technology has a lot to offer as well, so the wisest option would be to use both old and new together, surely?

Your third full length 'Damaged Goods' throws a more lighter dancier edge, again with a little punk edge, is this a hint of things to come, IE: a more vibrant accessible sound, to gather a wider, and more and less picky audience. Would you consider this your milestone piece. It's always been considered in music the third should be the best, or at least the most progressed, or the directional changer ?

To be honest mate, the music just ends up sounding how it ends up sounding, completely by chance/luck/instinct/whatever. It doesn’t matter to me if someone doesn’t like what I do, it’s just not something that I think about, and I’m not going to consciously change a single thing just to attempt to ‘persuade’ anyone that I could be their cup of tea. I think that ‘Damaged Goods’ is my best record so far in lots of ways, but then I would say that wouldn’t I?! I like my stuff so far, but it’s bound to change a bit again for the next record I imagine - different times, different energies. Who knows what’s next - not me. And that’s part of the fun!

'Careful Careless', followed earlier this year, great damned track. Really love it, how's the feedback been, can't wait to here this one live, and what's the story behind it meaning ?

Thanks! Me too! There are several experiences of mine which might have inspired this song, but I don’t really think it’s a good idea to talk about what lyrics originally meant to the author - it could spoil someones idea of what the song is about, and what it means to them.

Your currently due to play alongside 'Inertia', have you ever played with these guys before, and what can we expect from your live approach, and are you familiar with there music. As its a 'VS' show, can we expect any stage invasions, covers or dual vocals ?

We’ve not played on the same bill before actually, I don’t think, but we’re friends anyway, and have known each other for years! There will be something happening as a surprise, but I can’t tell you about this either - that would spoil it!! Come to the gig and find out!

Thanks for your time, what can we expect in '2010',any last words ?

It’s nearly over now, it’s bloody September already. Well, after this show with Inertia on the 10th of September, we’re playing as the sole special guests of Alien Sex Fiend at the Electric Ballroom in London on Halloween! Gigs aside, the next single ‘Ne Plus Ultra’ is out on September 24th, I’m working on remixes for the single coming up after that at the moment, and have been working on some new material too.

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