Monday, September 20, 2010

Inspiration & Respiration

Yesterday we hauled our [mostly] sick selves down to Bush Radio for The Unhappy Hour with Johan Hugo & Toast. Vera unfortunately had to stay home in bed because the black death is going around! We managed to motormouth our way through the hour without her though.

Johan asked us a great deal of interesting questions so hopefully you tuned in to hear us talking about Art's "wasabi nut overdose", how we resolve creative headbutting [not by headbutting, alas] and that Linda apparently started off as the keyboardist for A-ha!

We also got to play some songs that we've drawn inspiration from. Of course not all of them received airplay, so here's our full list of songs, in no particular order:
Blonde Redhead - By Spring and Summer Fall
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
NIN - Just Like You Imagined
Sidecar Fire - Despot
Alison Krauss - The Scarlet Tide
Dead Can Dance - Sanvean
Depeche Mode - In Your Room
Kate Bush - Jig of Life
Loreena McKennitt - Bonny Portmore
New Model Army - Green and Grey
PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Bat For Lashes - Glass
The Arcade Fire - Tunnels - Neighbourhood #1

There were others, but we were so over zealous they wouldn't all fit on one CD! Art had some Explosions in the Sky, Deftones and Alice in Chains. Art also nearly convinced the Bush Radio production assistant that we were a Norwegian Death Metal band, very nearly.

Hope to see you all out tomorrow night, because we're being joined by Simon for a beautiful 3 part vocal harmony version of The Ruse, and Yuri is playing sitar for us again on Stroke.

Simon will also be strumming his guitar solo, serenading your ears with some Tape Hiss & Sparkle songs.

We're welcoming winter back for the final push before summer burns our retinas again and makes us forget that rain ever existed!

- H