17 Mar 2016
Teeth of the Sea interview with Prankster 101
Even though I’d been aware of Teeth Of The Sea for a number of years, as Jimmy Martin used to work at the (sadly closed down) HMV on Oxford Street which I often visited, it wasn’t until I picked up the band’s third album Master that I became a fan. Describing themselves as an adventurous psychedelic rock outfit that blends influences from the likes of Morricone, Eno, Delia Derbyshire, Goblin, and the Butthole Surfers, Teeth Of The Sea have been roundly hailed as one of Britain’s foremost experimental groups and recently released their fourth album Highly Deadly Black Tarantula to critical acclaim. I caught up with members Sam Barton, Mat Colegate, and Jimmy Martin to talk about their band, and to also find out as to whether the band has any plans of following up its love for soundtracks with something slightly more substantial.
For the initiated, how would you describe Teeth Of The Sea to people who would like to know more about your band?
Jimmy: Well, we struggle to describe what we do. It’s almost like a psychedelic band to racket… It’s a lot of different influences.
Sam: It’s a lot of different things. These days especially, we struggle to… it’s a combination of psychedelia, electronica, film soundtracks, jazz…
Jimmy: Dance music, heavy metal, disco…
Mat: Often in the course of two minutes [laughs]. We basically end up being the product of whatever records we’ve been listening to and whatever bits of kit we’ve been buying. Everything comes from improvisation. Everything comes from the same sort of place.
Read the full interview here: Prankster 101