No Regular Play

As they release two remix EPs of their excellent Endangered Species album, we put the Wolf + Lamb duo to the test with our quick-fire Q&A…

NRP 1

Why music?

Really don’t know how to do anything else.

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

Performing in the subway as vagrant troubadours.

“What's the easiest way to make it in the music industry? If you have to ask, pick a different profession.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Pay attention to detail and work a little harder than everyone else. There’s no substitute for hard work.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

It’s maybe not the worst but pretty strange… I (Greg) worked at a bar that had wall-mounted sinks in the individual bathroom. A blog that detailed a Brooklyn girl’s sexual exploits called One D At A Time gave a schematic map of all the bars’ bathrooms and recommended it as a great bathroom to have sex in if your boyfriend put you up on the sink. Eventually all the sinks were sagging off the walls and yours truly was the only one small enough to fit into the rat-, spider-, and roach-infested crawl space behind the wall to remount the sinks! I had to get pretty drunk to get in that crawl space but after that gig I became fearless.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

When it’s due.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

‘Lush Life’ by Billy Strayhorn.

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

If you have to ask, pick a different profession.

What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?

The last one?

Recommend us a film.

The Conformist.

Recommend us a book.

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.

“What's our greatest regret? Spending too much on last night's dinner.”

What or who is underrated?

Us.

What or who is overrated?

Us.

What are you addicted to?

Buying records and the Juno-106.

What do you lust over?

Chase QuickPay.

What is your greatest regret?

Spending too much on last night’s dinner.

What one thing would most improve your life?

Being able to eat good Mexican food in Europe.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

The last one?

Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?

Usually both!

If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?

‘Lush Life’ as played by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

What’s one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?

The Juno-106: completely versatile and it literally sounds like the colours painted on the synth.

“The Juno-106 literally sounds like the colours painted on the synth.”

Art or money?

Definitely both at the same time.

Strangest place you ever wrote a track?

In the bathroom sittin’ on the john.

Must-read blogs/forums?

One D At A Time (now defunct), SluteverPhilip Sherburne (wish he would still post!) and Todd Terje’s blog, Let’s Nerd.

What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?

Balancing what you want and what the people want.

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Having to worry about money.

 

No Regular Play’s Endangered Species remix EPs are out now on Wolf + Lamb. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

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  • Words: NRP. Photos: Marc de Groot/Music by Marina
  • Date: 5th December 2013
  • Sami Wrote:

    WHAT ONE THING WOULD MOST IMPROVE YOUR LIFE?
    Being able to eat good Mexican food in Europe.
    :)