They are back. The Aarhus-based outfit, Tin Can Telescope, channels uncontrollable & eccentric noise rock. It’s chaotic yet artistic; it embeds the unpredictability of Butthole Surfers with the laid-back vibe of Sonic Youth. These guys mix it up in wonderful ways you forgot you’d missed – until you put them on the stereo.
Today, we are honored to premiere their new single, as part of ‘Tapetown Live Singles‘ by the local Tapetown Studios. In short, the idea is that new releases are played live and music videos made up of shots from the recordings in the studio. The surroundings and atmosphere for the video are chosen by the artists themselves and represents their take on the music and temper of the band.
Also, remember to check out their August 2015 debut EP ‘Born To Rule The UY Scuti’, which SOA’s very own Bobby McBride had THIS to say about. That EP was also recorded at Tapetown Studios and there is said to be yet another single due this fall!
Prior to their release of the new single and video, we took a chat with the guys about the atmosphere of it (and about pottery). Read the Q&A below.
What lies behind your choice of atmosphere for your Live Single?
“We tried to recreate Lasses livingroom, but failed… hard. Instead we used the studio’s own naturel vibe, and the arcade machine… A lot. I actually think we played the song a bit faster than usual, just to have more time with that coin-eating monster, but in the end it was all for the best… what was the question again?”
We heard that your drummer Lasse has a list of what he wants to be in life and that drummer in a band is second behind doing pottery – are you afraid someday you will loose him to clay and ashtrays?
“Nonsmokers makes the best ashtrays, cause they have no rush in finishing them… like we did with the arcade machine. But yeah, the fear emerges whenever Lasse lays down the drumsticks, along with the question: “Has he laid them down for good?” But usually, he only drops his sticks for a cup of coffee.”
For your session, your lead guitarist plays in front of a giant wall of old guitar amps – is that his regular setup or where did you get all those amps from?
“ A few of them are actually from this millennium,” (the lead-guitarist points out). “When our lead guitarist saw all the amps that the studio had lying around, he went a little haywire and tried daisy-chaining them all. He was caught before completing his mission, and that might have been for best. If he’d succeeded, he would not have been able to stop playing. Playing at his pace, you can only play for 45 minutes until you collapse. We couldn’t have that. We knew beforehand that he would need quite a few takes before the GOLDEN one, so we couldn’t loose him to fatigue.”