Interview: Allman Brown
Has anyone else got a continuous fucking headache that has coincided with this less-than-inspiring weather cloud shite that that settled over the London skyline for the last
year week or so? We have. It is so slight that it can only be described as annoying. Speaking of annoying, you know what really is? Random people that you haven’t spoken to in literally fucking ages asking you for things. Some of them we’ve never even met before. Namely Reading tickets. We actually decided to help out one person. “We’ve got a pair of standard weekend passes we can get”, we said. “Thing is, the event’s now sold out and, well, the bands have friends and family they want to have to see their show. Its kind of a big deal for them”. “UGH” they sort-of said. “I wanted backstage passes”. “Fuck you then” we said. “You’re not us”. Today may actually mark the first day in the last two weeks where Mr I-Knew-You-Back-In-The-Day hasn’t tipped up asking for things that it has taken us about 16 years to achieve ourselves. Why are we in such a foul mood? Well, Ben’s on holiday and we have no-one to cushion the torrent of abuse that we house regularly and therefore need to vent just as often. Also trying to get these bastard royalty statements done isn’t doing much for our life lusting. With such an arsey mentality being present today, now seems like a really good time to interview previous Track Of The Day’er Allman Brown. We wrote about him last year, we think, following possibly one of the most controversial Primaveras on record (in terms of the shit we got up to). Jeremy Lloyd basically cornered us and made us do it. It helped that we really liked the music that Allman Brown makes. This further led onto a Kings Session show which we richly enjoyed, not only because the subsequent performance was pretty great, but also the onstage banter alluded to Jeremy’s Tinder career up until that point at least. He seemed pretty proud of it. Wonderful memories. Anyhoo, Mr. Brown is back and bigger than a breadbox, following on from the successes of previous single releases which have achieved, like, a million bazillion Spotify plays or something. This time, he arriveth upon a musical steed which happens to be a new track that premiered over at our chums’ Blah Blah Blah Science the other day, featuring another previous Track Of The Day’er Robyn Sherwell. It is fun to keep things in the family. What the fuck is up, Allman Brown?
Allman Brown – Rivers Ft. Robyn Sherwell
Could you introduce yourselves for the highbrow readership of the Killing Moon blog?
Hello Killing Moon readership. My name is Allman Brown and I’ve been writing, recording and performing songs for a while now. I live in London with my wife and my cat.
KM: Is your wife called Allwoman? And is your feline friend called Allcat? Geddit? Ya geddit? Cos your name is Allman? And you’re a man? Huh? Ya like that? Feel good?[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g0Xvz_INb8]
Favourite release of the last 12 months, and why?
Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens – It’s amazing how he combines the profound with the mundane and wraps it all up such delicate instrumentation. The lyrics are so heartbreaking as well. The honesty on display is very inspiring.
KM: Where’d you learn to speak (and type) all perdy-like? You’re screwing up our attempts to take the piss out of you.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTj2jBe4XfU]
Favourite show of the last 12 months, and why?
My friends are in a band called Clean Cut Kid and the week before they got signed they played a show at The Troubadour in Earls Court. I had been waiting to see them live for a long time and they didn’t disappoint. They absolutely killed it! All of you should check them out. It is really amazing to see musicians you know get the recognition they deserve after all their hard work.
KM: Come on man. You were doing so well. Don’t say “killed it”. It is a silly phrase.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-a5GHXwNQw]
If you could moon anyone, or anything, who or what would it be?
I would moon a hen party because they would probably get a kick out of it. I’d rather moon out of affection than aggression.
KM: Eradicating the negative connotations out of displaying one’s A. We likey. Bizarrely, googling the relevant search terms not only came with a lot of depictions of male strippers, but also a picture of Maz Communion at Latitude. Make of that what you will. We also appreciate the below doesn’t actually reveal any mooning whatsoever, but hey, we all do what the internet says most of the time anyway right?
You’re about to be killed. You get to pick one song to hear before your inevitable demise. What’s it gonna be?
If I’m about to be killed I’d like to think I’d be involved in a heroic last stand protecting others from danger so I’ll take Shoot To Thrill by AC/DC. Like the man said, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”
KM: We used that very same phrase in an actual meeting yesterday. You’re cool man.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDch1p4c_M]
Killing In The Name Of, or Dark Side Of The Moon?
Thanks to Jez-core and Ben Ryder-Smith