Arabrot Interview

I’ve been neglecting this blog a lot lately, and recently I even deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts – and everyone knows how much I love to tweet. I’ve just felt that my heart’s not really in it at the moment.

Still, it’s not all been doom and gloom – I’ve had some really fun nights out in the last couple of weeks.

Two weeks ago on Halloween, I was sent to a gig at the Shacklewell Arms, in trendy Dalston. My mission was to interview Arabrot about their latest album, Solar Anus. They’re from Norway and they play “Noise Rock”. I shit ye not.

I was slightly nervous beforehand, but being the cool young stud that I am, I handled it in my stride, and conducted the interview with style and professionalism (honest, I did…).

The band were actually really nice and friendly – very down-to-earth – and they had lots of intelligent things to say. You wouldn’t expect that from a band who just released an album called Solar Anus, now would you?

They were decent enough to hang out with me before the gig, and introduced me to various people – their girlfriends, the support acts, some PR people and the editor from Mojo magazine, no less.

The gig was brilliant, and I got very drunk, needless to say.

The interview and gig review (as well as some other music reviews I’ve done recently) can be found on the Penny Black Music website here:

Tom Fogarty – Penny Black Music

They’re mainly made up of clichés and Spinal Tap quotes…


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