Saturday, November 5, 2022

DJ Interviews: Tram Sandwich

 Here's my interview with band Trams Sandwich

How'd you get started in music?

Jankin: Well that's quite a funny story actually. Nimble Digits and I first met in an Ecuadorian prison whilst doing time for smuggling. It was a really cut-throat environment, and music was our salvation really. Neither of us had ever attempted to make music before, but there was very little else to do so we passed the time singing old folk songs with the cartels. 

Nimble Digits: However, this turned out to be an ether induced group hallucination, and we came to on the number 42 bus. None other than Bez from the Happy Mondays was seated adjacent to us, and he told us our purpose in life was to form a band, so we did. The rest is history. The moral of the story is: Don't do drugs, unless you're prepared to start a band!

Who are your inspirations or influences?

Jankin: Albert Hoffman, Alexander Shuglin, Alan Clarke, Alan Sillitoe, Clara Rockmore, Mariya Oktyabrskaya, Bai Terek, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Big Hard Excellent Fish, The Shaggs, Venetian Snares, Lucille Bogan, Susan Boyle

Nimble Digits: Washing machines, blenders, microwaves, running a bath, flushing the toilet, walking down stairs; usually if you drop a radio into these scenarios it will not work afterwards. I also quite like Cannibal Corpse and Squarepusher.

What advice would you offer aspiring performers? 

Jankin: If you're in it for the money, don't bother. Ruthlessly be yourself and you'll come up with the most interesting stuff. Also, don't send out generic mass messages begging for streams/views/likes/subscriptions cause it really pisses people off. 

Nimble Digits: Copy and steal but if you touch our material prepare to get dirty, sticky and a little bit wet.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers? 

Jankin: Well we're one of the only bands that will get members of the audience in a headlock and force them to sing for us. There's not many other groups who mix jungle with post-punk either. Also I sing in my actual accent.

Nimble Digits: Probably my haircut, my sleeping habits, my commute, where I live, my diet and tastes.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

Jankin: We've got loads of gigs coming up across the world in the next few months, but they are all secret gigs, so we can't really say much more. Our shows tend to get shut down by the police so these days we send out the details about an hour before the gig starts. 

Nimble Digits: We're gearing up for a big year of albums in 2023. We'll be attempting to outdo Viper's infamous creative output by releasing 2 albums a day, every day, in 2023. So we're aiming for a total of 730 albums. Some might say it's impossible to release 2 top quality albums a day for 365 days straight, but to those people we say, "fucking watch us!" 

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