If there’s one thing to take away from this interview it’s that Outblinker have almost complete disregard for their personal safety. It’s not a bad thing. After this interview, I caught the band’s live set in Bloc, and the quasi-apocalyptic nature of their sound is given a whole new feeling when you hear the death defying tales of the band’s creative and touring lives.
They’re also punishingly loud live. In this interview, they talk a bit about how it wasn’t until they were recording their last EP that they realised there was something missing from their sound. With that hole plugged, there’s a bruising aspect to their live show. The whole thing feels like an assault on the senses, but in the best possible way.
Once you’ve experienced that and listened to the guys in this interview, it all sorta clicks into place.
This was a really fun chat. I always approach multi-person interviews with a certain amount of sonic trepidation – I’m always worried the sound will be weird (and to be honest, it kind of is a little in this interview) – but when I actually sit down with a full band the chat is always so much fun. Maybe it’s time to upgrade the gear so I can get great sound quality from four or five people instead of one or two.
So gather around, dear listener, and hear the tales of how a band love synths, touring Europe, practicing in the same building as an Orange Order band, and so much more baffling, but amusing, chat about what life is like in Outblinker.
Intro: David Szesztay – Combat
Outro: Blue Dot Sessions – Inessential
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