INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
As 2016 was drawing to a close, I chatted to Stoke-on-Trent psychedelic rock four-piece Filth, whom, in the relatively short time they had been together, had already made quite a mark on their local music scene.
Since then, the band have been hard at work putting together their debut offering, ‘Play That Filthy Music’, which has recently been released.
Speaking to me once again, the outfit’s guitarist Lewis Fernyhough went into further detail about the new EP, from initial idea to completion.
How did the idea for the EP come about?
The idea for the EP came from that we had some songs that we wanted people to hear, so we recorded and released them.
From where did the title ‘Play That Filthy Music’ originate?
We stole the title from a Seventies disco track and changed ‘Funky’ to ‘Filthy’.
How was the recording process?
It was sick. We had a great time recording the EP.
How would you describe the EP, both musically and lyrically?
Filthy riffs with funky beats, with lyrics from filthy times.
What do you hope to get from your debut release?
Just to get as many people to listen to it as possible and share it with their pals.
What can your fans hope to get from it?
Some good tunes that they’ve heard before if they’ve been to one of our gigs.
Will the band be playing a few live shows to accompany the EP?
Yeah, we’re supporting Solar Asylum at The Underground in Hanley tomorrow night, and then we’ll be headlining the same venue on August 18th.
What is your aim from now on? Another EP, maybe even a full album?
Play some more gigs, get a bigger fan base, and maybe some more tunes to follow.
‘PLAY THAT FILTHY MUSIC’, FILTH’S DEBUT EP, IS AVAILABLE TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD NOW FROM SOUNDCLOUD, SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC & iTunes.
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