One of the more interesting bands ploughing the post-whateverthefuck genre are Pennsylvania’s Rosetta, a four piece outfit who meld riff heavy bombast with a cerebral, mantra like space groove. They have described themselves in the past as ‘serious music by unserious people, which seems about right. Their new album, The Anaesthete is a phenomenal piece of work, and their first attempt at a complete DIY process. Demon Pigeon sat down with lead singer Michael Armine (not really, I emailed him. What you think we can afford to fly to Pennsylania?) to ask about the new album, ice moons and why Spotify is rubbish.
DP: I think you are the only band that I’ve ever discovered through a Wikipedia article about a frozen moon around Jupiter. I was writing a story about Europa and while researching it I stumbled across a link to The … Read More »
If you are a horror fan of the British persuasion, the chances are you’ll know Kim Newman. Even if you don’t follow him on that there Twitter, or read his Video Dungeon column for Empire Magazine, or read his ever excellent works of fiction, you’re guaranteed to have seen him interviewed for the DVD extras of some classic horror film or whatever and thought to yourself ‘That there is what a horror fan looks like.’
If you do only know him by his hat, tache and waistcoat combo, however, then you are missing a trick, because Mr Newman has produced the best literary horror series this country has seen in a long time in the form of the Anno Dracula novels. Set in an alternate world that supposes that the Count survived Bram Stoker’s tome, this sprawling, magnificently gore … Read More »
Wikipedia on Humanfly: “The Wildest Super-Hero Ever — Because He’s Real!”
Pontification on Prog Rock Past and Present, presented in Pigeonvision
Sitting down with legends. Well, I say sitting down with, I was sitting down when I wrote the questions. I dare say they were sitting down when they wrote their replies.
Sam Hale (Hebrew: סמאל) is an important character in Tower Hamlets, a figure with a sov-encrusted claw for a right hand, who can be found drinking halves of snakebite in the Hammer and Hammer, and has been regarded as both ‘sahnd as a pahnd’ and ‘a roight bladdy natter’.
Top tip: When interviewing bands, it’s generally considered good form to get the names of their albums correct.