Q&A with Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap filled out a little Q&A for us!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR BANDMATES WHEN YOU MET?

I ave had lot of bandmates as the line up has changed many times over the years, I’ve usually known them before they have joined, so not too many surprises. All  are characters in their own distinct way and have been part of the being in a band in a van on the road experience.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY PLAYING SHOWS? 

It’s been the tours across Europe. Memorable gigs and places would include Locomotive/Paris, Wuk/ Vienna, Futurum and Bunkr/ Prague, Duncker/ Berlin, Castle Party festival/ Poland, Vampira festival/ Warsaw, Lumous festival/ Finland…and many others..We have done a lot of shows so its hard just to pick one.

WHAT ARTIST WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?

Marc Bolan, Bowie, Lady GaGa, Nick Cave…sometimes the more outlandish the better..

WHAT SONG ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?

I prefer to look at a body of work like an album, songs work better when in context with other tracks, I get satisfaction in completing an albums worth of material and they hang together well.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO GAS STATION ORDER?

Theres only three reasons to go…apart from the obvious-fuel…drink, smokes and something to munch.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR NON-MUSICAL INFLUENCES?

The most recent album ICON was lyrically inspired by the Warhol quote ”in the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes,” the idea of being famous for being famous, celebrity, idols, the new religion. Did we create God, gods with our imaginations, mythology, sci fi, flim noir, Tarantino movies, all are added to the mix.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? 

If in doubt don’t…

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE YEAR? 

Just released a download single ACHILLES HEEL, which appears on the forthcoming album released at the end of march called VENUS FLY TRAP-TIME LAPSE CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN). It’s a selection of tracks collected from the albums TOTEM, PANDORAS BOX and LUNA TIDE, placed together as a possible alternative album in this alternate reality.

Listen to ACHILLE’S HEEL on Bandcamp | Listen to VENUS FLYTRAP on Bandcamp

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