Panic Dots got a quick interview with 65 Days Of Static ahead of their Belfast gig on MAY 14th in MANDELA HALL!
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INTERVIEW WITH 65 Days Of Static
Album number 4 has just hit the shelves, is this a nervous time? Is there anything you would change if you could?
No. I think for the first time in four records, there weren’t really any nerves about this coming out. We couldn’t wait for people to hear it. All four of us are completely happy with it and confident and if people don’t like it, then there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it. There were plenty of nerves during the writing and recording process, and up until the last day of mixing we weren’t entirely sure if we’d nailed the thing that we were chasing. But by the time it came back from being mastered, we knew we’d done the best thing we possibly could have done at the time. There are a million things we would change, and also none.
There seem to be a lot of new influences in this new release. What has inspired the heavy dose of electronic laced though the album?
Everything. We were listening to a lot of electronic music, but then I’ve always listened to a lot of electronic music. We all have. And there have also been heavy doses of electronics in all of our previous records. One of the big ideas behind the writing of the record though was definitely to try and make something that we could play live from start to finish. Our third record was very much a studio-based record, and when it came to touring it was quite hard for us to recreate a lot of the things we had made.
So this time we limited ourselves to using only things that we could take with us on the road, so we spent a long time playing about with the live electronics setup, because it is something we have been trying to integrate further and further into the live show since day one, and from this came a lot of songs for the record.
Do you think 65days’ song writing process has changed because of the new elements?
Yes, but at the same time our writing process appears to have changed with every single album, maybe every single song. These are really new elements to us, but they are being used in a much more disciplined manner. If there is one, big, tangible change to the writing of this record I think it is the fact that the four of us have finally managed to separate ourselves from the idea that being a drummer, a bass player, a guitarist and a programmer should be our primary roles. The song writing revolved entirely around the song itself and what was needed where, rather than finding a place to fit some live drums, for example, simply because that’s what Rob would normally be doing.
You’re about to end another big tour, are there any highlights of touring for you guys?
We’ve been on the road for about 5 weeks, only one day off, it’s been pretty intense. But just being on the road is the big reward for us. It’s where we feel most comfortable. It’s quite a selfish existence, being able to create this little bubble to live in, cut off from the real world… the whole thing is a constant adventure. So in that respect, every show is a highlight. That probably sounds like a bit of a cheesy, diplomatic answer, but I think it’s true.
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