Interviewing bands is never an easy job. Skipping the clichés, getting straight to the point of knowing complete strangers whose art is nevertheless something you can be already very intimate with. It’s like speed dating, done in fast forward. Sometimes, though, unexpected things can happen and you may find yourself forgetting it’s a round of Q&As and enjoying the chat like a bunch of old friends would.
Future Islands, it has to be said, were no complete stranger to LDWT. Having featured them a few months ago in our Cross Paths section, we were already intrigued by the thoughtful sentimental journey of “On The Water”, their third album for Thrill Jockey, and by their incredible honesty and kindness. In the middle of their mammoth world tour – it feels like they have been touring the new album non stop for the last six months – the Baltimore’s trio happened to play close to us, close enough for us to get the cameras and tape recorders out and invite them to sit with us.
What came out of it was brilliantly unexpected, an in depth talk about being in a constant creative process, recording albums in the safe surroundings of a house, inviting friends to sing with you, dealing with relationships through poetry and Uk new wave bands. And, if that was not enough, Sam, William and Gerrit played a couple of numbers just for us, clips of which you can find in the video below.
An evening to remember.
We would love you to come in.
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