An Interview with INHEAVEN
Currently on their first US tour, INHEAVEN rolls through DC this week (as in 4/11 at U Street Music Hall, to be exact - get your tickets here!). I've been dying to see the London foursome's gloriously fuzzed-out song stylings for a while now, so as you can imagine I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's show. And I'm certainly not the only one.
Read on for the band's thoughts on Bermuda, mosh pits, and near-death experiences on motorcycles, and be sure to be at the U Hall Wednesday night to see INHEAVEN do wonderful things on stage.
Fuzzy Logic: What has been your most exciting moment in the last year?
INHEAVEN: I think touring America for the first time is a great moment for any young band. We take a lot of our influences from American Rock'n'roll history so it’s amazing to play on the same soil as some of our heroes.
Who are your favorite recording artists?
Sonic Youth, Pixies, every artist on Creation Records.
Do you feel safe riding in airplanes?
Safer than I do on the ground.
Does every city look the same?
No, every city has its own way of living and that’s a beautiful thing.
What message are you trying to get across, if any?
Live outside man-made boundaries.
How would you describe yourself in one word?
Where would you like to go that you haven't gone yet?
Do you feel that you're setting a new trend in music?
Yes. We want to change kids opinions on guitar music.
What kinds of guitars do you use?
Does anybody ever ask you for advice?
People ask me how they can be in a band too.
How do you prefer for your fans to act at your concerts?
We like fans to lose themselves. My favourite thing is seeing all genders in the mosh pit together.
How do you go about writing your songs?
Songs always start on the guitar. I then demo them in my bedroom whilst watching projections of images to incite my imagination.
What is one question you would like to be asked that probably nobody has ever asked?
How are you?
What do you call your sound?
Fuzzy dream punk.
Have you ever had a mental block-out on stage?
No, we are always in the moment.
What are your unfulfilled ambitions?
Soundtrack a movie.
What advice do you have for teenagers?
Be yourself and don’t worry what other people think of you.
What is the closest you have come to losing life and limb?
Riding a motorcycle and pulling out without looking. A lorry missed me by an inch.
Do you think of yourself more as an entertainer or a musician, or do you think it's more of a combination of the two?
For us it’s a combination of musicianship, entertainment, management, design, and artistry.