Are you and your music as sharp as the teeth of a Great White Shark?
Luckily we've never felt the teeth of a Great White, however, as a band we do try to create a sound that is atmospheric, energetic, as well as dreamy. At the same time our songs also carry an aggression that definitely provides a big bite.
The Great White Shark has grown rapidly within almost one year and now you are touring through Germany, Switzerland and Austria together with The Blue Angel Lounge... What is it like touring with the Blue Angel Lounge and how does it feel to be big and strong?
We're still touring with The Blue Angel lounge at the moment, we've only done 2 shows with them so far and they've both been awesome! They're great lads and talented musicians and we're very much looking forward to the rest of it. I think both bands complement each other nicely. In terms of being big and strong, well, let's wait and see… But thanks for the compliment!
Jim, Adam and Jack you three moved from London to Berlin with the spirit of optimism and adventurousness and together with Vincent you felt ready to start something new. How do you complement each other?
Jack and Adam have been playing in Eight Legs for years, so they have a musical connection. Of course our style is very different from Eight Legs but you do get a good grip on someone’s musical personality when one plays so long with another person. We all complement each other however by bringing in both similar and different inspirations and experiences. It’s like 4 individuals fitting together as one unit. Kinda like Voltron if you remember that ;)
And Berlin is just…
Your first gig was on the 7th of May, my birthday, in the White Trash in Berlin. Have you rocked the house and bestowed that day and your stage debut all honor?
This gig was actually cancelled. Our first show was at the Rufreaktor on the 6th floor of an abandoned brewery. As far as 1st shows go it was very memorable. There was barely any light, limited equipment and loads of people! It was a bit of baptism of fire to be honest. But we played well and came out the other side unscathed. It was a test, but we loved it.
It was followed by a concert in late May at Molotow. What do you think of Hamburg, the Reeperbahn and the Molotow?
Molotow was with our mini Art Brut tour! That was fun! Lots of fans and lots of Mexicanas (our favourite drink) the venue was ace. Hamburg, at least from what we've seen, is a beautiful city. As far as the Reeperbahn goes.. Well.. If we ever decided to buy slingshots, knives and dildoes, I guess we know where to go.
Tell me an anecdote of this evening.
To be honest, that evening is still a bit of a blur. As we said in question 6, we drank A LOT of Mexicana's that night.
The third song of your Bring Us Back Together E.P. is called "Tidal Wave". Tonight you're playing with The Blue Angel Lounge on the MS Treue in Bremen. Will you conquer the ship and crew with a tidal wave of great sounds?
We actually went drunk shopping this morning in the biggest music shop on the planet and ended up getting very excited. We came out with two crocodile guitar cases and two new effects pedals, so we're gonna put them to good use tonight and create a beautiful tidal wave wall of sound. Trying to obtain a landscape of sounds and noises is a big part of our live show, we are still learning a lot so I'm sure this will continue to grow and grow.
Fantastic!, so tell me the headline of Bremen’s newspapers tomorrow:
We did see something about a pelican getting cut in half by a wind turbine. We suspect that was rather big news.
December 2011, Interview: Flavia Lamprecht