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INTERVIEW: Sleepercurve

October 13, 2009 by  

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INTERVIEW: Sleepercurve

RHV: Tell us who you are and where you're from?.
We are Sleepercurve and we are from the 3 corners of London, joining up in Battersea in a power rangers-esque way, or maybe like metroplex from the Transformers.

RHV: Describe your music.
Dystopian Stadium Rock.

RHV: Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.
We were in other bands that weren’t very good. Got bored of being in other bands. Went on the internet and found each other.

RHV: What did you do before you were in a band?
In the case of Dan – Studied Archaeology and Anthropology. In the case of Mark – Programmed computers. In the case of Simon – Ran a sci-fi video emporium and bred racing pigeons.

RHV: List the first CDs/records each of you bought.
The frog chorus by Lord McCartney of Beatle – Dan. Grandma we love you by Clive Dunn – Mark. Transformers the Movie audio book - Simon.

RHV: What's the band up to over the next few months?
Touring touring, gigging gigging then some more touring!! Hopefully getting some radio and aiming to integrate more fruit into our collective diets.

RHV: Best item of fan mail you've ever received?
I wouldn’t say we’ve had any mail as we keep our addresses top secret HOWEVER a fan has had a tattoo of a robot tattooed onto her arm as designed by Dan.

RHV: What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus?
‘Rainbow Rising’ by Rainbow, ‘Blade Runner Soundtrack’ by Vangelis, a selection of works from Underworld, and we punctuate our musical forays with a whole bunch of inane banter…

RHV: What gear do you use?
Dan mainly uses a Fender Jaguar and a Marshall JCM2000 Amp – but when he’s feeling sassy occasionally cracks out a Gibson Flying V. Mark mainly uses a Roland Electric Piano, an Alesis synth and a variety of mixer type things. Simon mainly uses Crystal Meth


RHV: What's your best on tour story?

RHV: What do you demand on your rider?
The Glasgow ‘girly slap incident’ which went a little bit like this... We’d played a rather sweaty show in Maggie Mays, and then retired to a good friend of ours’ house for a bit of a shindig. Copious amounts of alcohol were consumed and a good time was had by all till a neighbour in a dressing gown came and spoiled all the fun. At which point it was decided that it would be best to head back to our glorious Travel Lodge. However on arrival we were told by the receptionist (who looked a bit like a bulldog chewing a wasp) that as we’d arrived at 4:35am – 5 minutes over cut off time (eh??) and that they’d given our room away (to whom, I ask, given it was 4 bloody 35 am!)…despite the fact we’d already paid for it! Our protestations led to the threat of the police, to which we replied “ok, at least we’d have a bed” – Mark decided it was better to leave, so we thought plan B would be to go back into town and sleep in the van. Alas the car park was locked – so freezing cold 5am tempers snapped and blame was a’ flyin’ and Dan ran at Simon fists flailing – contact resulted in little more than a rather girly slap. We then walked our separate ways around a weird concrete square cursing and seething and pondering the future before deciding that our future would be better with a breakfast at Maccy D’s. Our company in there was a tramp and three people pretending to copulate on the floor – it couldn’t have been more trippy given the circumstance. Anyhow, we eventually found the car, slept for an hour, got lost in the roughest part of Glasgow then found the motorway and fled…




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