Danish sensation Slaughter Beach are ready to take on the world. We caught up with the band before their only UK show in London on Monday 9 November at the Old Blue Last, London.
3rd: Slaughter Beach what must we know about you before we continue?
Slaughter Beach: We are three gents from Denmark, formed the band three years ago and in three years we’ll hopefully be sipping drinks by the sea.
3rd: Sounds like a plan! Slaughter Beach's sound in one sentence?
The name of the game.
3rd: We honestly know very little about Danish music and the scene there! How is it?
Actually there are a few interesting acts these days. Yung is a band that we enjoy. ICEAGE also. And you all know MØ, but she’s still very interesting.
3rd: Clearinsight is a stand out track. Tell us more about it?
Late last year when we were finishing up tracks for the Love/Venice EP we felt a need to add something different. The other tracks we’d made at the time were slower and a little bit more dreamy. We came to the conclusion that we needed something more explosive and up-tempo to finish the EP. That was how ClearInsight was made.
"It’s not like we’re deliberately trying to hide the fact that we’re Danish".
3rd: When we listen to you there is no obvious give away that you're Danish. Happy about this? Or not?
It’s not like we’re deliberately trying to hide the fact that we’re Danish, but for us, as a foreign band writing songs in English, it feels as a great compliment that it’s hard to tell whether we’re American, Danish or whatever.
3rd: Your sound reminds me of the American outfit Smith Western. Who influenced your music? British, American, German, Danish...?
All of the above-mentioned probably. Well, actually we don’t know that many German bands, but that’ll go anyway. We’re listening to a bunch of different stuff, but a lot of our mutual favourite artists are American.
3rd: You said the EP is influenced by the 90's?
Yes, most of our role models are of the 90’s. Built To Spill, Grandaddy, Elliott Smith. You end up adapting to the environment that you’re a part of and since we've listened to so much music of the 90's, it just happened.