ACCURST

Short, sharp, ACCURST. Not the longest interview I have done but at least it gives the band some coverage. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-At first we didn’t want people to get anything from listening to us, but one of the guys pointed out that it was rather selfish, so we decided we want them to get at least something.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Very hard. To this day we haven’t picked a name yet. It makes it quite difficult when we’re called up on stage. They don’t know what to call us when it’s our turn to play.

Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Carpaccio Crusaders was a big influence on us, especially their second album, Passing the Mustard Gas. Today we’re content with just Bloodborscht, and other classics of the period, like Astro Bury and Ukrop for Myshkin.

When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
-Yes.

I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-Monorails. They seem to be doing fine, so it would be safe to assume that there is some good to be had from single tracks.

What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-We release all our stuff without any artwork. Music should be experienced as just music. No artwork, no musicians, no audience. It should just be as it was intended.

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-We do promotion the same way.

When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-No. Shrooms take care of that aspect.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-We are exclusive residents of the Chinese Room. We Turing test there all the time.

What will the future bring?
-According to pageant contestants, world peace.

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