The Untitled Interview #204: Starring Matt Loft (Lola Colt)

I've been all atwitter about Lola Colt lately. There's something about that band that really seeps under your skin, especially for those of us who can wholeheartedly appreciate the beauty of their glorious psychgaze hybrid. It somehow fits that the band took their name from a film (a spaghetti western, no less), as their songs at times have a cinematic feel.

Guitarist Matt Loft is part of a heck of a noise-making juggernaut in an outfit prone to furious bursts of bone-jellying racket amidst general washes of dirges and drones. Read on to see what Fur, the Velvet Underground, and Bill Murray have to do with Loft. And be sure to get your hands on Lola Colt's Away From the Water lp. Trust me. Just do it already.   

Fuzzy Logic: How the hell are you?
Matt Loft: Happy that winter is finally here.

FL: What was the last song you listened to?
ML: "Venado Azul" - by a new band called TAU.

FL: Playing music is:
ML: Life or Death.

FL: What album most made you realize you wanted to make music?
ML: The Velvet Underground & Nico.

FL: Beatles or Stones?
ML: Oxygen or Food?

FL: Top 5 albums of this week:
ML: Pappa Mali - Do Your Thing
Holy Wave - Relax
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
Dizzy Stilettos - Turbo Satanic
Warpaint - Warpaint

FL: Favorite music-related movie?
ML: 24 Hour Party People.

FL: Half-full or half-empty?
ML: Today… half full.

FL: Which of your peers do you think is making the best music these days?
ML: Couldn't possibly pick - too much great noise coming from everywhere.

FL: What's the first thing you think when you wake up in the morning?
ML: Was that real or was it a dream?

FL: Little-known Lola Colt fact?
ML: Our first ever gig was under the name 'Fur.'

FL: The greatest record store in the world is:
ML: Sister Rays.

FL: Your boots were made for:
ML: Moonwalking.

FL: Shaken or stirred?
ML: Who are we to argue with Mr. Bond? Shaken.

FL: Favorite venue (either to play or to visit)?
ML: One of our favourites to play this year was Paradiso in Amsterdam.

FL: Best piece of advice you've ever been given?
ML: Don't grow up it's a trap.

FL: If you weren't in a band you'd be?
ML: Exploring some distant land.

FL: If you were so inclined, whom would you form a tribute band in honor of?
ML: Bill Murray.

FL: Best song ever written?
ML: "White Rabbit" - Jefferson Airplane.

[posted 12.11.14]


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