Music is a form of art that gives the listener the ability to interpret their own view of what they hear from music. These musicians thought, not only showcase music that you can interpret into images, but they scrub the walls with paint with a focus of creating images that you wouldn’t believe. We were able to sit down with the band Venus Fly Trap to discuss the walls with images they created through music inspiration, heroes, and much more.
Here is the Interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music?
Well for the recent album ICON drew a lot from the WARHOL quote ”everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, the idea of being famous for being famous ,celebrity, idols, the new religion .Did we create God/gods with our fertile imaginations, trying to explain the world around us. The sun and the moon are a powerful presence, sci fi in the widest sense, tarantino movies, would like to have a track on one of his soundtracks. The band name is a plant that eats insects rather than the other way round, the connections with the planets, mythology, so there’s plenty of images and ideas to inspire lyrics, music and artwork.
Is it your surroundings?
I guess were all a product of our environment especially if you have well known figures lurking in the dark recesses like BAUHAUS and cult writer ALAN MOORE both from Northampton.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Pretty eclectic tastes, but what got me involved in music in the first place was the punk/new wave explosion it changed my perception of being able to be in a band and opened up a whole world of new music.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Not sure about hero worship but certainly admire the likes of John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, people who tried to change the world by persuasion.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
I studied Graphic Design/Photography, so certainly something creative, but alongside the band i run a record shop SPIRAL ARCHIVE RECORDS,DJ and put on gigs, so id certainly be involved in music in one way or another.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Just give it a go and see where it leads, but have a plan B and C so you can fund your interest.