We recently had the chance to sit down with a load of bands from the Stencil label to find out exactly what makes them tick. Our next chat was with Die So Fluid, who told us all about their latest album and their influences as a band. Read on below…
By Jane Howkins
How is 2018 treating you so far?
Pretty good thanks, political chaos and civil unrest aside, it’s been a blast. I tell you I’m a freakin lotus blossoming out of the darkest dirtiest murky depths.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
My band Die So Fluid released our 5th album One Bullet From Paradise. We’ve been releasing video singles from it and continue to promote it now. It’s an album that reflects this time, a dark time of the rise of the ego, those in power becoming a danger to the world, extreme materialism, disrespect, violence… we go through these times which highlight problems that need to be solved and we go through transformation. The transformation is achieved by standing up for what we believe in and awakening to our roles.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
No. But we have just made a new video for a song from the album called Skeleton Suit and it will appear like a Halloween phantom and win all the best candy.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We are playing a special one off show at the Lexington in London on November 11th. I emphasize that because we are pretty spread out. I (Grog – bass/vocals) live in LA, Drew (guitar) is in London, and our drummer Justin Bennett will be joining us for this show from his home in Italy. Join us for the Die So Fluid live experience and get your tickets now!
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Musically we love Deftones, Crosses, A Perfect Circle, Led Zep, Depeche Mode, Adam and the Ants, Siouxsie, Sabbath, Jeff Buckley, to name but a few… We like anything that just turns us on, you can analyze stuff into the ground but you can’t argue with sound that stirs you within. There is tone that does that. There are people with heavenly gifts. Authenticity is where it’s at!
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Mutoid Man, Krashkarma, and I Am Warface.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
As our music travels through a multi faceted spectrum of dynamics and emotion, one should not just listen to 10 seconds of one song and think you know Die So Fluid. You should do your research, spend time with our songs, and get acquainted. And be fully prepared for Die So Fluid karaoke. Well at least be able to sing along at the show when you’re not moshing like a hurricane.
Any last words for the fans?
Oh, and Bandcamp! We’d be mighty happy if you’d come visit.