Vulgarithm Interview 07/12/20
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
Vulgarithm is a hybrid of the best riff based bands found at Download Festival and the best alternative dance acts found at Bluedot Festival. Drawing influences from the early 2000s like Tool SOAD etc and 90s dance like prodigy, chemical brothers, fat boy slim etc. A genre within itself.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Everything should be on the table to write about, whether it is current events around the world that make you angry, personal inner trauma, or absolute stupidity rapping about being a rapper. This allows you to be truly expressive.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Depends on my mood, I'd be lying if I had an individual favourite. Maybe "2nd Wave Rave" as that is the most recent song from the most recent EP.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
Obviously nothing for 2020 but hopefully 2021 will be the year of music rebirth.
MM: What can we expect from you guys live
One of the big aims for Vulgarithm was to be a very visual show, especially as I'm a one man outfit. Sadly covid prevented the live show to debut, fingers crossed for 2021. So expect screens, projections, lights, costumes and silhouettes.
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
Vulgarithm is only a year old, born during a pandemic so only toured my music room through online streaming.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Rage against the machine. Just so I could watch the genius from backstage.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
That's such a hard question. I've had the pleasure to see so many incredible sets, but I will pick Rage against the machine at their free gig in Finsbury Park. Absolute perfection!
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
Having radioplays for a artist who has yet to perform live I think is pretty good going, it means what I have must have value.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
Tool "Laterulas" and NIN "The Fragile". I admire the level of detail that goes into them, and I've always find new things after nearly 20 years of listening to them.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
Besides school performances, my first gig was for my first solo project hollowtechnic, it was a last minute battle of the bands slot that same day. I rushed to get a set sorted, grabbed my guitar and keyboard and only just arrived. There weren't many people there as it was a 5pm set, but I still enjoyed it.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Ha! Ready for this list: Nine Inch Nails, Muse, A perfect circle, soulfly, mr scruff, thundercats, sonic the hedgehog.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
Had a long hard think, and I would say Jimi Hendrix. Mainly for the fact he gave real experimentation for a what a guitar could really do, made things darker and freakier. That sense of musical danger, that's what rock and metal is all about.
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
Focus, it can be easy to drift away during this lockdown period.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
I've been recently doing lot's of club classics with a Vulgarithm twist, but maybe I should go for something truly left field, like nessum dorma or something!
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
"Personally I think musicians make music like this to fuck with our heads...especially reviewers. But I have to confess, the new EP is really growing on me". If you want to find out what the fuss is about, do check us out. It is a truly unique experience.
MM: Four words to describe Vulgarithm
Bass Pounding Riff Rave!
Final Words for your fans and our readers
Vulgarithm has the perfect hybrid between industrial, Nu Metal, Prog and Ministry of Dance! Bringing the fresh sound nobody wanted but absolutely needed! Check us out.