60 Seconds With… Number Station

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60 Seconds With… Number Station


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band is called Number Station. I, Marcus, play guitar, keys, and supply oxygen when needed.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
I also don’t want to sound too cliché here, but we sound like The Pope riding a surfboard on a never ending wave of post punk revival.

What do you love about making music?
Songwriting. The excitement of working on a new tune brings exhilaration second to none. We often become manic in the process. It’s addictive.

What do you hate about the music industry?
The uncertainty, and the record companies crying poor over downloads when they had years to sort it out, but didn’t.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Marc Bolan. Not sure if he’d dig our tunes, but at least I’d get to dress up and warn him about Gloria Jones and cars. 

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
Lady Gaga. We just don’t need her.

What can a punter expect from your live show?
Expansive sounds. Thundering rhythms. The Pope.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
Limited edition prints of the first two singles Hold On, and Broke. They’ve been printed on a vintage Risograph, which is like an old Japanese colour photocopier that produces these wild artefacts in the final image. Every print comes out looking slightly different. We’ve only a few left so be quick!

When’s the gig and with who?
Saturday February 25 at Revolver with The Raffaellas, Hey Fever, Amber Lamps. DJ Milky Joe will also ensure a great indie night out.