Published on May 11th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams
Rocksucker was struck by the trashy sophistication of Nymph when we saw them at Fake Club’s recent Fake TV launch night, so we fired some questions over to guitarist/co-singer Simon Stark in a showcasey sort of way. It resulted in the following, Nymphatic showcase…
How would you describe your music, if pushed?
I would call us odd rock. Someone once said we sound like Weezer doing a good rape on Radiohead.
Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?
We’re all from Ealing in West London. I’ve got a studio set up in my room to make demos. It’s pretty modest, just a computer, a little desk and a couple of microphones. We recorded with Rory Bratwell (ex-Test Icicles) a while back but most recently we were in The Premises in Hackney. I highly recommend not eating or sleeping before recording.
Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?
Not yet but our fingers are crossed.
Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)
We’ve got a lot of material so we’re just waiting for the right opportunity to come along to lay it all down.
Where can we hear your music online?
Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?
The last couple of shows have been great, but my personal highlight is surfing on my guitar. That was fun.
Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)
The next one is at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen with Throne and Arrows of Love on 16th May, and if you can’t make that one we’re playing at The Purple Turtle in Camden on 31st May.
Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?
I’m a big fan of The Choo Choo Trains. They’ll make you feel like a kid again. Turbogeist are good friends of ours. Check out God Damn too.
Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?
This is an impossible question! But if I was forced it would have to be:
1. Nick Drake
2. The Beatles
3. Four Tet
4. Queens of the Stone Age
5. Neil Young
Nymph, thank you.