Sampler/Drum Pads/ Kaoss/ Kaossilator/ Vox and Various Pedals
style of music:
Like Banshee nightmares or electronic dreams.
A shared love of feminist literature, surrealism and sitting in front of computers too long.
what’s your message?
The message is present, but it’s meant to be felt and understood on an intuitive level. You know that jacket Lief is always talking about? It’s there, hidden in the jacket, embroidered in the sleeve.
do you play shows and how do they look like?
Yeah we play shows…our shows have lighting, sometimes sets, we dress in costumes we make ourselves- space age and glowing fabric…we use the light and the space of the room to create our own world…we like it when people dance, or stand and stare…both of these things are good.
what was the craziest show you’ve ever played ?
The craziest show we played was for Girls Rock Camp this summer in Providence. We played during their lunch break on a little stage with all the girls (8-16) sitting eating sandwiches and sucking on their juice-boxes. For the first song they were interested… the second song one of the girls asked if they could stand up, so they all came to the edge of the stage and bobbed their heads a bit. For the last song we turned off the lights and turned on the strobe. Once the chorus hit every small child in that room was going nuts, jumping up and down with both hands in the air mouthing words they didn’t quite know yet but singing along anyway. We got an enthusiastic encore with teacher’s permission. During the question and answer period I remember one of the 8 year olds asked “Is that real blood on your shirt?”.
what was the worst and why?
Don’t play shows with bands that set their instruments on fire.
what are your future plans?
To keep pushing everything till we get to the edge and then go over it!
are you going for the big deal or are you more the d.i.y. type?
I don’t see how we couldn’t be DIY… we do our own visuals, costumes, produce, compose and write all our own music, so we are DIY. That doesn’t mean, however, we ever want to limit our resources or audience in any way…the more resources we have to work with, the more we can continue to grow and expand what we do. We want our music to communicate to a wide range of people, to speak a language that people understand, but to do it our own way and to give people credit in terms of how far they can push their listening. Being a big deal would mean that we are having an impact on people, that we are communicating something that people care about, which is part of what we are working towards…so, yes, both sound good!
your 3 favorite bands:
Lightning Bolt, Death Sentence Panda, Hunnie Bunnie, Shearing Pinx, Animal Bodies, MT-40, Made In Mexico, Platypus Toof, Yma Sumac, AIDS Wolf, Atari Teenage Riot, Arab On Radar, Peaches, Tunnel Canary, Crass, Le Mystère des voix Bulgares, Melt Banana, Goblins, LADY, Bestial Mouths, Grimes……
your 3 favorite colors:
Leopard, Floral Neon and Gold.
your 3 favorite dishes:
Honey, wine and honey wine!
your 3 favorite movies:
Some movies we like…
Lief- Satyracon, Suspiria and Alphaville!
Quinne- City of the Lost Children, The Dark Crystal and any X-Files anytime.
your 3 favorite books:
Any mythologies and magic realism!
your 3 favorite records:
Lief: "Made in Mexico 'Zodiak Zoo', Mattress 'Low Blows', Death Sentence Panda 'Spectral Arms'
Quinne: I would betray my little goth heart if I listed these.
your 3 favorite venues:
Roy G Biv (R.I.P) which was our second rehearsal space after our friends backyard. Our pal Peter who is a lighting genius did chroma coloured ceiling lighting, and Shawna did crazy textile art, and we threw parties until it got shut down. Same story with The Emergency Room, when Lief was with Mutators there was the craziest sweaty and packed parties there with the best punk, no wave noise shows. The still existing venue we love the most is The Funny Farm, which is in Meaford Ontario. They throw the festival Electric Eclectics —art installations and experimental music - Goblins played there this summer (who did the soundtrack for Suspiria!!) and they revved a motor bike in their set.
your 3 favorite hobbies:
Music, Art, and Noise shows!
your favorite joke:
your 3 favorite animals:
3 things you totally need on stage:
Water, wine and a pile of fabric!
Don’t take the Monkey’s Paw! Aaahhhhh!
what do you fight?
what’s your best song eva and why?:
Every song is uniquely special to us, but we are always most excited about the next ones to come!
This is a song from our new album, and we hope it makes you feel like you’re in a dark forest…..