10 Nov 2015
Narc magazine interviews Teeth of the Sea
TEETH OF THE SEA
WITH NEW TEETH OF THE SEA ALBUM HIGHLY DEADLY BLACK TARANTULA KNOCKING LEE FISHER’S SOCKS OFF, HE SPOKE TO JIMMY MARTIN ABOUT PSYCHEDELIA, SOUNDTRACKS AND THROBBING GRISTLE
Ahead of my interview with Jimmy Martin – Teeth of The Sea guitarist, latterly a member of NWOBHM titans Angel Witch, Supernormal Festival director and music journalist to boot – we’d chatted about what I saw as a strong industrial/EBM influence on the astonishing new TOTS record, and whilst laughingly citing an early Ministry track as a key influence and professing a shared enthusiasm in the band for a lot of that music, the reasons for the much harder edge on Highly Deadly Black Tarantula were perhaps more straightforward.
“Mostly the sound of the album is to do with Mat Colgate buying a drum machine and working off that, and also us trying to break from what we were doing before really, and not do anything that was too obviously psych or space rock or any of those tags. We’re always driven to lurch in the opposite direction of what we’ve done in the past. The last record we did, Master, was quite thought out – almost bordering on proggy really, musically convoluted and with a lot going on, so we wanted to strip it back and make something a bit more direct and a bit more aggressive and punishing.”
Read the rest here: Narc