Interview: Decibels

It’s been a wee while since we checked in with Northamptonisers Decibels – nearly a year in fact, if you take into account we’re very nearly in April. Yes, whoopee, well done to us for being so brilliant at spending endless hours on the internet. However, they’ve been pretty busy during that time, not just playing shows hither and thither including more than one stint (we think) with our boys in the band Strangers who also sorta come from Northampton – to elaborate from this-here press release we’ve been sent (cheers to Jay Taylor for making our lives a little bit easier), the last 12-ish months have seen these chaps garnished in support ranging from Artrocker to Clash Magazine proclaiming comparisons to Mount Kimbie and Figurine, plays from none other than Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, having one of their tracks entitled Rubber Dhinghy Rapids (preumably in homage to the dumb dude in Four Lions) included in Warp Records’ Bleep compilation, released a single called Lesser and somehow found time in between all that for UK dates with the much-hyped Simian Ghost peeps. Impressive accolades as these are, they have nonetheless left some serious gaps in our profiling of these electronicy-bleepy-guitary types and goddamnit we wanted some freakin’ answers…

Decibels – The Lesser

Decibels – Gimi Saki

Could you introduce yourselves for the hi-brow readership of the Killing Moon blog?

We are a band formed from a few small towns across Northamptonshire – Corby, Kettering and Burton. We also have a member from Essex; the founding Godfather of The Only Way Is Essex. We are disfunctioning group of musicians, and we are only together because we were all kicked out of bands for being hard to work with. So we leave it to your imagination to work out how hard it is to do anything together.

KM: I’m afraid we have no imagination left after that mind-blowing introduction.


Favourite release of the last 12 months, and why?

ModselectorsMonkeytown, because they are sick!

KM: Yes, blad. So very sick indeed. Sick as a parrot. Jah bless.


Favourite show of the last 12 months, and why?

Caribou at The Scala in December. The energy Caribou give off at their live shows is something special.

KM: You’re not wrong at all buddy.


If you could moon anyone, or anything, who or what would it be?

Hitler! The bastard.

KM: That could easily be a fantastic band name. But you’re right, he is/was a bastard. It was basically his job to be the world’s biggest bastard. Here he is dressed in pink and wearing make up – for when we googled “mooning Hitler the bastard”, a lot of cold shit came up.

You’re about to be killed. You get to pick one song to hear before your inevitable demise. What’s it gonna be?

There’s no business like show business.

KM: Certainly. However, you need to name an actual so….Oh. See what you’ve done there. We were made to dress up and sing that exact song numerous times in Nursery and/or Primary school in a not-too-disimilar ensemble from ol’ Adolf’s above. And we felt like we were being killed, slightly.


Killing In The Name Of, or Dark Side Of The Moon?

Dark Side Of The Moon in my opinion is the best of the Transformers trilogy!

KM: God, you’re young.

Decibels – Turn From The Light

Thanks to Jay Taylor at Prescription PR.

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