An Interview with 'CHANG'
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Geez Lead vocals Franco Guitar/Vox Raffa Bass Jeff the Jingle Drums
How and where did you get together?
Upon the wave of obtaining music degrees up London, then meeting Raffa on a jazz funk appreciation forum
What are the band's main influences?
Earl grey tea,sharks,trailer park boys .. Musically our personal taste differ to point of violent argument, we settle on the sound we create which is handy .. A spicy blend of post-punk/metal/prog/dancehall/shoegaze/craziness
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
The catering at European festivals came as a great surprise to the band, whilst playing at Scandanavia's hottest weekenders we enjoyed some of the finest ryders to date, driving through the long winding summer roads was incredible fun , what a joy to bring music to the world.
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
One show we played in Camden , we opened for a guitarist who claimed he could play 33 notes per second ... a sight to be seen and worth hanging around soundcheck for, he didn't disappoint.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?
"Whacky little ditties , executed to perfection .. 'Tom Robinson' BBC 6
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
We took over axe and trap in wells, a dark little town for a dark album.. Theres a spoons, its ok Living in different parts of the country , it becomes a celebration when the band are able to get together and lay it down, we do it a crazy way but it kinda works for us
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
We aim to write music that excites, thrills and surprise's , we feel this track is no exception to our rule.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
Walking along the heart of Gloucester rd, whether ascending or traversing, the narrow paths towards town meet the exotic lure of lights lining the streets, music encroaching from every angle. The steady tide of people in transit sweep past, jossling shoulders on a mission of intent yet behind wide eyes and cheeky grins, unassuming shadows offer insight to an underbelly of an unknown life for most.A desperate struggle to survive enslaves some of us ... others are more lucky.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
During the making of this next release , the band was contacted by a known star of the adult film industry , she was a particular fan of our first single "Nico" and was curious as to wether she had been the main source of inspiration behind the track, the subsequent cummunications let to a plethora of band based quotes . overall we found it rather amusing.
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
"Can i get more Bongo's in the headphones" Asks Guitarist Franco CHANG ...