Ben from Alpha Male Tea Party threw some soundbites our way and only managed to swear once.
*StrangeForms Festival takes place over the Easter Bank Holiday (19th & 20th April) at Wharf Chambers and features sixteen post-rock, post-metal and math rock acts.*
Bad Owl Presents: 2014 looks to be a big year for Alpha Male Tea Party with new single 'You Eat Houmous, Of Course You Listen to Genesis / Athlete's Face' released on Monday 10th March, a new album due soon and appearances at StrangeForms, British Wildlife Festival and ArcTanGent - how's the excitement levels and which band member is going to crack first?
Ben: We're positively pissing ourselves with excitement. Tom is so excited he's just regressed to the state of a basic amoeba.
BOP: Your home city of Liverpool is well known for being a musical city but perhaps not so much for the type of music that AMTP play - to what extent do you feel part of the city's music 'scene'?
B: The diplomatic way to answer this question is by saying we tend to go down better outside of Liverpool.
BOP: Interesting song-titles, heavy riffs and transparent boiler suits play a big part in your live shows - what else can the StrangeForms crowd expect from an AMTP gig?
B: Three hundred metric tonnes of sweat and many, many expletives. Maybe even a booty shake, who knows.
BOP: AMTP will be playing on the Sunday at StrangeForms - are you planning on sticking around for the day or weekend and, if so, who are you looking forward to seeing?
B: We're gonna try and watch as much as we can, especially Monster Killed By Laser, Sunwolf, and those Cleft wankers. But the line up is so strong we'll probably just end up loving everything.
BOP: AMTP are asked to curate their own gig - what four bands, past or present, would you have on the bill?
B: Great question. Probably Mansun, Reuben, SikTh & Toto.
BOP: We've covered a lot of AMTP's plans for 2014 in question one but what else are you guys up to this year?
B: New album, touring in the UK, Ireland & with any luck, that Europe place. We might even get some sleep.
Alpha Male Tea Party are due to play StrangeForms at 6pm on Sunday 20th April.
Weekend tickets cost £15 from Jumbo, Crash, Wharf Chambers & BadOwl.BigCartel.com
Day tickets cost £9 from WeGotTickets.com