Talk Talk: An Interview With Twin Peaks
We believe that everybody should be able to attend music gigs, no matter what age you are. Our pals at Bad Vibrations believe in the same notion, which is why they've introduced a series of all ages matinee shows taking place at Moth Club.
A fairly new series which started last year, it has proven to be a huge success with sold out shows including King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and HMLTD, and we're thrilled that this is continuing with Chicago dudes Twin Peaks headlining on 11th February.
Ahead of the anticipated show which has now sold out, we spoke to the band about the importance of all ages shows, some highlights of 2016 and what they're looking forward to for the rest of the year.
Hello! How excited are you guys for your Europe tour? Where’s the first stop?
Every European tour has been a blessing for us so it's always exciting to get the opportunity to go back. Our first stop is in Oslo, Norway, which is somewhere we haven't gone yet, so we're looking forward to that.
What is usually on the agenda pre-tour?
Sleep is really important on tour so making sure your sleep schedule is somewhat reasonable is ideal going into it. It also doesn't hurt to practice, obviously. Everybody gets rusty.
Has anything monumental happened so far this year although we’re only in January?
We got asked to play the last party the Cubs organisation had with the World Series trophy which was hilarious and surreal. Theo is a fan and we're huge Cubs fans so it was an honour. Plus we got to party with Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder.
We know 2016 was somewhat of a crappy year but was there anything that stood out to you guys music wise?
Frankly, this was one of the better music years I can think of. As far as all the amazing hip hop releases that came out, receiving the last Bowie record before he died, and witnessing all the impressive new artists coming out and shining in Chicago, this year was special for music.
So we read that you guys recorded Down In Heaven in pretty much a month at a friend’s house in Massachusetts. Could you tell us more about how that went down?
The house belongs to a friend of ours who used to work at Autumn Tone, the label that put out our very first record. He had been offering to let us record up there for a long time so we finally took him up on the offer. We bought all the stuff we needed to build a studio in the house, put it all in a U-Haul and drove up to Massachusetts and spent about two different sessions of two weeks there in the summer, more or less. It was perfect.
We’re really excited for your show here at MOTH CLUB next month which happens to be an all ages matinee show. How important are all ages shows to you?
All ages shows are important because everyone should be able to enjoy live music, period. For us, a decent percentage of our supporters are younger kids who kind of depend on the show being all ages or 16+ or whatever, otherwise they might not be able to see they're favourite band play unless they come back in the next few months/years.
It's bullshit and we've been there. Those were the only shows we played when we started because not only were they only shows our friends could go to, they were the only ones we were allowed to play.
What are you looking forward to for the rest of 2017?
We got a lot of little surprises coming throughout the year that we're excited about. It's about to be a good mix of a lot of touring/summer festivals and recording a bunch of lil things so stay tuned. It's hard to keep everything under wraps so just trust us, we have lots of cool stuff coming.
Could you put a little tour playlist together for us?
Oh man no way could I do that but I can give you some songs that we listen to in the van often!
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