Features Series: What's That Noise?

Series: What's That Noise?

One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.

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Dwarves

One Question Interviews

Dwarves

Posted Sept. 17, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Blag Dahlia (Dwarves – vocals) SPB: What is the most important vocal element when doing sound check for a Dwarves show?  Blag Dahlia: A sound man who isn’t profoundly retarded. They do exist, but to find them you have to travel far and wide sorting through countless buffoons until, like the princess and the pea, you find one that’s just right. Then you fire him for doing heroin while driving the van.

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Nastie Band

One Question Interviews Nastie Band

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
What's That Noise?

Roddy Bottum (Nastie Band - keyboards) SPB: With Nastie Band, what keyboard do you play and how did you make this choice? Bottum: I play an ...

EarthQuaker Devices

One Question Interviews EarthQuaker Devices

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices - President/Product Designer) SPB: EarthQuaker has a reputation for high quality, versatile builds that artists can use in the studio, live ...

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Anthem Grief

One Question Interviews

Anthem Grief

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup work? Anthem Grief: The two of us met through a previous band that was around for a short time. The two of us were the only ones who really clicked in that band. Throughout the years after that project was finished, Gee took me under his wing and we discovered how parallel our writing styles were. We thought, “Fuck it , we are going to do this completely backwards; we’ll write the entire record by ourselves, record it , then we ...

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Starless Domain

One Question Interviews Starless Domain

Posted Aug. 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
What's That Noise?

AEF (Starless Domain) SPB: What electronic equipment/synthesisers do you use and what led you to those in particular? AEF ...

Vandoliers

One Question Interviews Vandoliers

Posted July 23, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Josh Fleming (Vandoliers) SPB: Take us through your gear setup from your last tour?  Fleming: We roll around the country ...

Anthem Grief

One Question Interviews Anthem Grief

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup ...

Martin Bisi

One Question Interviews Martin Bisi

Posted June 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Martin Bisi SPB: What is your preferred guitar model for personal playing, and how has your production work affected that ...

Batshit Crazy

One Question Interviews Batshit Crazy

Posted June 23, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Chuck (Batshit Crazy – guitar) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use, and how/why did you choose this one ...

Reunions

One Question Interviews Reunions

Posted June 4, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Eric Saylor (Reunions – guitar/vocals) SPB: Can you walk us through your guitar gear? Saylor: I have two pretty distinct ...

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