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The Deadly Deaths

The Deadly Deaths

Monday 9th August, 2010 12:13PM

Been around since?
I (Nick) began writing material for this band around December 2005. It wasn't until March/April of 2006 that we formed as a band began practising.

Current line up?
Bevan Galbraith - drums/vocalsTuhua Mutu - synthesizer/vocalsNick Feisst - guitar/vocals

Where are you based?

Musical history? What were you listening to back in high school?
I'm not so sure about the other guys, but I started on Cornet and then Trumpet when I was around 8/9 years old until I was 17/18. I taught myself guitar when I was about 13. During high school I listened to a lot of Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Shihad, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Band Of Gypsys (Jimi Hendrix). Tuhua had a similar taste in music. Bevan was a huge Fugazi fan.

What are you currently listening to?
I listen to a lot of seemingly random music. This week: Kraftwerk, Joanna Newsom, Chromeo, Smog and Band Of Gypsys.

The state of music in NZ is..?
Exciting. Well, the local independent scene is anyway. I've seen so many great bands/shows recently. I went to 3 last week at The Yellow Submarine (our local venue) that were awesome. So much fun.

What’s your favorite place to play?
We really enjoy playing house parties. They're always fun. One of the last ones we played at resulted in vodka jelly wrestling....

What was your favorite show?
I think we'd all agree that playing at Camp A Low Hum has been our favourite show so far. The camp had such a great atmosphere. It was 3 days of the most fun you'll ever have.

What is your recording process?

I write/record demos of the songs on my laptop to bring to the band to learn, so we usually have a good idea of what we're going to need to record before we begin recording. So far we've managed to stay away from recording studios and recorded everything ourselves between our homes in Hamilton and Te Pahu. The latest material we recorded took place over 2 days in Te Pahu. We have a room which we set up in and throw up a bunch of microphones. Then we individually record the drums, synthesiser, guitar and vocals. Usually we leave the recordings to sit for a while before we mix them.

What's been your best recording experience?
I think our latest recording session has been the best. When we recorded our album we recorded in bits and pieces, so things came together a lot slower. This time we had everything we needed and it came together quite quickly.

What’s been your worst recording experience?
A few days before we had to finish recording/mixing our album I still had a bit of vocal work to record. At the time we would record all our vocals after midnight (due to traffic noise). And so I had one last night left to record the last of the vocals and our neighbours decided to have a party! Luckily there was a lull in the party just long enough to get everything recorded. I remember it felt quite stressful at the time.

Favorite radio show/station?
I listen to Contact FM a lot (the local student radio station). I also used to enjoy listening to the BBC World Service.

The Future holds…?
We have plans for a few more music videos and singles to be released over the coming months and a short tour to end the y

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