In the latest installment of our moodboard series, we’ve called in Towns to go through their inspirations – from fellow musicians, to their very humble “tour van”.
It captures that 20 something, not want to grow up, being bored in suburbia. It’s very cynical; the characters’ disdain for normality is great. Steve Buscemi is awesome in this film.
Our Band Could Be Your Life
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 is a book by Michael Azerrad. It’s really inspiring, and reveals the reality of being in an underground. There are great chapters on Sonic Youth, Big Black and Minor Threat.The book reveals the graft that these bands put in over the decade.
Hicks is hilarious, insightful, and still relevant today. RIP.
Anton Newcombe is like marmite – you either love him or hate him. We love him. This film captures what it’s like touring with no backing, and on a shoestring.
Strawberry Fields Forever
This is the demo of ‘Strawberry Fields’, the song in its purest form.
Howling Owl Records
The last year has been nothing but good times. We put on our own night in Bristol called Feed Me With Your Hiss. Through this we met Joe and Adrian who started Howling Owl Records. They are in a band called Spectres, and their label is host to loads of great bands such as GuMM, Holy Stain (RIP), Velcro Hooks, Let’s Kill Janice, and The Naturals. We’re all great friends and we can’t sing their praise highly enough.
Our home town. A lot of our songs are informed by the small town goings-on; I think anyone from the UK would understand the things I’m referring to. We used this picture of Weston for the last tape we released.
Lost In Translation
The movie is simply beautiful, and the soundtrack is perfect. We especially love ‘City Girl’ by Kevin Shields.
David Bowie – Life On Mars
This is the song we wish we had written.
Our Tour Van
This is our tour van. Sleeping rough and travelling rough, we’re certainly paying our dues. But at least we’re not having to drive… thanks, Adam!