Soundinglike The Jesus & Mary Chain in a hall of mirrors with hulking feedback washed with a veneer of melancholy we are currently all over ‘All The Saints. Their album ‘Intro to Fractions’ came out just last week and first single ‘Half Red, Half Way’ is never moments from imploding which is why we love it. The Atlanta-based trio took some time out to have a chat with us.
US: Tell us what makes up your monumental sound and how you formed?
ATS: We are a straight forward rock n roll trio – drums, bass, guitar. “Monumental”, thanks! That’s the goal. We try to sound as large as we can get with a 3 piece. The three of us grew up & were friends in Alabama, but we didn’t start jamming together until we moved to Atlanta, GA in 2005.
US: We’ve been listening to the promo of ‘Intro To Fractions’ over and over, how does the song writing process happen for you guys?
ATS: Thanks. As for writing, our style has always been to bang it out, together, in a live setting. Personally, I do not enjoy writing without a drummer. If I sit with my acoustic, it tends to get slow & sad quickly & there’s no need for a slit-wrist record right now. For ‘Intro to Fractions’ most of the tracks were created from improvisational drum & bass jams. We took those pieces & turned them into a little science projects. Adding guitar, melody, choruses, textures AND some pixie dust.
US: We’ve yet to catch you live, what can we expect from a live show?
ATS: Over capacity – sold out crowds, loud guitars & huge drums.
US: Who are you listening to at the moment that excites you?
ATS: T-Rex ‘The Slider’, Sanford Clark ‘They Call Me Country’, Fleetwood Mack/Peter Green ‘Black Magic Woman’, Harry Nillson, Wizard Smoke
US: Any plans for a tour over here in the UK?
ATS: It just depends. We would love to tour the UK at some point, but it has to make sense to us & our babies.
US: What inspired the video for Half Red Half Way?
ATS: Beastie Boys & Smashing Pumpkins.