LA band Sextile – Melissa Scaduto, Eddie Wuebben, Kenny Elkin, Brady Keehn – talk about their strong debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’, released on August 21 via Felte.
Describing their sound as “dark, primitive post punk from outer space”, ‘A Thousand Hands’, showcase the band’s exploration into the occult with themes of infatuation, desire, the unattainable and the fear of loss…
First up, how’s the music scene right now in LA, for a band like yours?
It’s up and coming. There is definitely a scene and a community
Can you talk about your debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’, what’s the idea behind it?
We wanted to make an album that sounds dangerous.
Tell us 5 things we should know about SEXTILE.
Daniel Ash, Brian Eno, Roz Williams, Poison Ivy, Chris Carter.
Brady and Melissa “made a jump to Los Angeles on a whim as the financial climate in New York became too much”….Please tell us more.
There’s a J Crew on Bedford we hear. Need we say more. What is your usual songwriting process?
Emotion, music, vocal stream of consciousness and then lyrics
Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
The 39 Clocks for their minimal dark psychedelia. Death in June for marching heavy tom drums. Spacemen 3 for their drugged out two chord beautiful drone. Daniel Ash for everything that he has done. Throbbing Gristle for keeping it the weirdest and influencing weirdos to make art even weirder. Brian Eno, for being a mutant.
Tell us about your next show and why we should be there
Check this…’Truth’ and ‘Perception’ @ Non Plus Ultra LA
What kind of music do you like?
This is this most basic, vague question, anyone could ask. Yet the hardest to answer because I can not just say one thing.
What’s coming next for you?
The release of our record ‘A Thousand Hands’ on August 21st on Felte Records. Our record release show on August 27th @ Non Plus Ultra in LA and opening up for The Chameleons Sept 22 for Part Time Punks
08.20 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra (Album Release Party)
09.22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/ Chameleons Vox, The Soft Kill
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk