DIE SO FLUID Discusses the Details of Music, Show Playing and More!


DIE SO FLUID is a classic goth rock n' roll band, whose time together has come a long way. As of currently, they have five albums to date,with more music underway, with some shows sorted out as well as other things in the works! The band bans together to discuss these details and more!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are a power trio and released our first album in 2004. We’ve played in around 25 different countries and released five albums. I am Mr Drew on guitar, Grog plays bass and sings. The other founder member was our drummer Al who died in 2016. For this latest album we have been working with Jason Bennett who drums for lots of people like Skinny Puppy and Thrill Kill Kult. He’s been an amazing and positive energy bolt for us.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Bucket bong scrabble. I took a massive hit and the words just stood out from the board as if on misty green stilts. Then I threw up profusely.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Well I live in London and Grog lives in Los Angeles so we’re not exactly starved of culture. I work at festivals over the summer so I see a lot of music in different styles for instance I saw the whole North London grime scene come up which I actually found quite exciting especially when Boy Better Know’s entire entourage decide to invade the front of house mixing desk. When we toured more I would constantly see new bands but now I discover new things by listening to online radio stations. My favorite band of the last few years are called Tensor. I thought I had discovered something massive but they literally play in front of 10 people in a Galway pub and have released one and a half albums on soundcloud. Anyway I also really like Part Chimp who are not exactly new but are certainly emerging from the underground and enjoying a resurgence right now.

4. How would you describe your style?

When we started it was a very clear-cut metal sound but it’s evolved over the years to incorporate more of the punk and pop music that we grew up with. There are even aspects that are described as prog but that is just because we use odd time signatures sometimes and have the occasional lyric about mythical beasts and whatnot.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have just released our fifth studio album and the CD comes with a copy of our only live album to date recorded in Arizona some ten years ago. The albums range from being extremely taut to cinematically expansive. I think the one consistent element is that each musician has a very distinctive style and sound on their respective instrument.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes I am always writing new riffs and melodies but I’m at a stylistic fork in the road with an industrial sound in one direction and a much more raw sound in the other. Both ideas are much darker than the album we have just released. In the last couple of albums I have been augmenting the guitar, bass and drums with all sorts of other sounds but it may be time to strip it all back again.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We play the Lexington in London on the 11th of November. Obviously if we lived in the same country we’d play a lot more - weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs....We got asked to play Trump’s inauguration. I guess they had some rejections and got to number 16,234 on the list of bands to ask.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We exist to make music and that’s what we will continue doing. I would hope we can get on the road again next year but that is becoming more and more expensive. I think with the ecological cost of touring we will all soon be touring merely as avatars in VR headsets. Our digital doppelgangers will take to massive stages with elaborate visuals and all the while I will actually be playing my guitar in my underpants in my living room.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

It is everywhere but I encourage people to use bandcamp as I think it is the fairest platform out there. For a purchaser you get a much better quality download from there with loads of artwork. We sell physical copies of the album there too. And as a seller bandcamp are great because they take a much smaller cut and pay immediately. Love ‘em.

https://diesofluid.bandcamp.com/

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The quality of Grog’s voice. I think it is the most unique aspect of what we do and has just got better with age.

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