Bandwatch: Language

By Talia Last edited 137 months ago
Bandwatch: Language

Meet Language. Based in East London (but not defined by it!), they've chosen their myspace category to be "melodramatic popular song", are obsessed with falafel, like dressing in black, have a song called "Theme for a Porno", record on Hornsey Road and were screwed out of a producer by Kate Nash. They're not bitter mind. We were going to tell you our favourite song but having just listened to them all again on myspace we can't pick! Get intense and have a listen.

Who's in the band?

It's Vic Volts playing the bass and the big muff, Hugo Santa Cruz singing and guitar'ing and synth'ing and Marc Hacker with his drums and pads and shit.

What are you upto at the moment?

Browsing for inspiration.

What do you sound like?

A theme for a porno.

What makes you different to every other new band...

Making music is not a competition but we recognize the current rise in mediocrity in music and hope to stand out from those who produce with only the intention to sell. An admittedly easy target would someone like The Kooks; a Busted for Razorlight fans, you can’t believe in them. We miss personalities, the desire to be part of that gang. We're bored of music done through motions, we strive go against this trend. Our success is your opinion.

What's your favourite London venue?

Brixton Academy. Vic once played onstage with Green Day and we’ll like to do it together some day. Aww.

Can you think of an unusual London location that should open itself up for gigs?

We would like to play Parliament Square.

Have you ever busked on the underground... how was it?

On New Years Eve some time ago we got chucked out of a train for singing a drunken rap song with the lyrics "Mind the gap, between the train and the platform" it was unfortunate we we're sitting in the carriage next to the driver, i don't think that counts as busking though.

What's your favourite record shop in London?

It used to be Sister Ray, then it moved to take over Selecta Disk and took on it’s persistence in playing experimental bleep noise twenty four seven. I don’t mind the racket but the staff are snobbish with it. The new Rough Trade on Brick Lane is pretty good but I wish they would sort by artist rather than their pigeon holing system. I would like an Amoeba Records here.

What's your favourite club night in London?

There is so much choice in this city but Vic will have to say Popstarz at the Scala because he DJs there. We also enjoy Rakehells Revels, a unique and wonderful night and Club Motherfucker for the noise.

Where can we see you playing next?

We will be featured in a calendar of upcoming bands for charity Warchild and will be touring to promote this. Check dates on our site. We will also be playing the Barfly and a all day festival of queer bands for The Open Mouths in November.

What's your London secret?

Go down Highgate Cemetery. It’s a very special place.

Catch Language this Saturday at Nambucca on Holloway Road, or on 3 November at The Spice of Life in Soho. Listen to them here

Last Updated 24 October 2007