I take the time to talk to Mancunian experimental rock band Pool Art about fidget spinners, nuclear war and their new ethereal EP.
The result is a rock sound that’s fresh. And yet the duo still manage to find an equilibrium between having a distinct sound but still making each song diverse enough from the next. Opener ‘Misery Porn’ is comparatively upbeat and groovy, whilst ‘It’s a Hatewatch’ and ‘Died Off Screen’ are more frantic pieces made up of harsh squeals and clangs (with the exception of the latter track’s rhythmic outro). Closing dirges ‘Gender Balance’ and ‘Don’t Feed Me To Them’ meanwhile explore the band’s slower and more ambient side, both landing up in the chasms of Hell as they devolve into noisiness. The swamp of reverb makes it hard to distinguish most of the lyrics, but from the track titles alone you can sense that it’s gloomy and agitated stuff.
You guys have recorded music in art galleries and warehouses. What’s an unusual location that you’d love to record music in?
Who will win in the imminent nuclear war – Kim Jon Un, Trump or Pool Art?
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