Wildcard Short 1: Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan
So, I went to Hevy festival 2015 and recorded a few interviews. Some were long, and some were short. This is one of the short ones. I was accompanied by my handsomely bearded friend Craig who did sound for me. We briefly talk about his beard. As you can see, it’s viking-esque.
Some quick insight into “press” life – at festivals you are not allocated very long with the artists you want to interview. I originally only had ten minutes with Ben. This then changed to one question. Which is fine, because if you’re an artist and you’re talking to press all day I can see why it would get tiring.
We talk a little about how their music has evolved out of writing a record they hadn’t heard to now doing things that people don’t expect them to do.
After the interview he said he hoped he could do this again the next time they play Glasgow. I hope so too. He was also happy I didn’t ask random stock questions like “what animal would you be?” etc. I guess people are as tired of being asked them as I am hearing them/reading them.
I hope you like it.
If you guys like the idea of super short interviews that exist alongside the podcast then I can definitely do more of them. Please let me know!
Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here).
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Prancer
‘Prancer’ is taken from One of Us is the Killer.
Check out DEP’s entire discography here.
Picture courtesy of Music Radar.