With the Shred Yr Face 3 starting this week, it reminded me that i’d never actually published the e-mail question and Answer that Greg Weeks from Espers (as well as being famed for his solo work, too). What better time, then, to regale you with the selection of answers he gave. It’s nowhere near as long and mad as the Woods answers from a few weeks, but I’m sure that over the course of the tour that some of that some of that insanity with seep through to Greg and the gang. Here’s the Q & A:
Are you guys excited to be playing the UK?
It’s not very often we see most of you on these shores, so we’re sure excited to have you. What are you most looking forward to?
How does it feel to be playing the increasingly important Shred Yr Face?
Were you pleased to be asked to be a part of it?
Had you heard of it before?
Given the quality of past tours (Los Campesinos!/No Age/Times New Viking and The Bronx/Rolo Tomassi/Fucked Up), surely you feel like you’ve got a lot to live up to?
Shred Yr Face has been noted for its strong team ethic between the bands involved. What are you most looking forward to about playing with your fellow bands? And, predictably, what are you least looking forward to?
The sound of the bands on this year’s tour is a marked change on the past few years and certainly has a folky feel about it. Who would you class as your main influences?
12/11/09 : Speakeasy (Radar Club) – Belfast (UK)
13/11/09 : Stereo – Glasgow (UK)
14/11/09 : The Electric Circus – Edinburgh (UK)
15/11/09 : The Cluny – Newcastle (UK)
16/11/09 : The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
17/11/09 : Academy 3 – Manchester (UK)
18/11/09 : Freebutt – Brighton (UK)
19/11/09 : Fleece – Bristol (UK)
20/11/09 : ULU – London (UK)