Stewart from Bad Owl Presents caught up with worriedaboutsatan ahead of their StrangeForms appearance.
BAD OWL PRESENTS: You've both been working on solo music and your other project 'Ghosting Season' since the last worriedaboutsatan material - did you always plan on bringing the band back or was it a case of deciding that the new tunes worked best as worriedabaoutsatan?
GAVIN: Yeah, we always had the idea of bringing back worriedaboutsatan, but it was just a matter of timing I suppose. We were really busy with Ghosting Season for so long, and when you have industry bods in the way, it made us push the band further and further back - to the point where those industry people were telling us to just end worriedaboutsatan and focus on Ghosting Season, but we really didn't want to do that. The tunes had been lying around for a while, so it made sense, once we got a bit of downtime from everything else, to try them out and see what happened.
BOP: Every time we've seen you perform live it's been on a bill with 'guitary' post-rock bands - why do you think you guys seem to fit so well on this type of line-up?
TOM: I think we have a very similar intensity as a lot of those kinds of bands, and our music is put together with the same ideas in mind. Our music is very much based around long building atmospherics and sweeping reverb-y textures, and I suppose it fits really nicely with standard band lineups that do this too!
BOP: Your music has been used on various TV shows and, indeed, you've even scored a couple of movies. What project are you most proud of and why?
GAVIN: Oh man, we've done so much it's hard to pick! I suppose being in so many of Adam Curtis' documentaries makes us really proud - hearing a track being played on his segment during Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe was just amazing - couldn't believe it. I also had a tune played during his latest doc, Bitter Lake, and couldn't resist punching the air when I first heard it!
BOP: worriedaboutsatan 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?
TOM: We're on tour that weekend, so we won't be able to hang out for too long, but our very good friends Her Name Is Calla are playing, so it'd be daft not to try see them.
BOP: worriedaboutsatan are asked to curate their own gig - what four bands, past or present, would you have on the bill?
GAVIN: 1) Gabriel-era Genesis, 2) Dark Side-era Pink Floyd, 3) Can 4) KoRn and 5) Taylor Swift.
BOP: And finally, other than StrangeForms, what are worriedaboutsatan's plans for the rest of 2015?
GAVIN: Lots and lots and lots and lots of gigs we hope! We have the new album coming, so I guess we'll be taking that out and making some rooms shake with a hell of a lotta bass. And you never know, maybe we'll get back in the studio and do another record...
worriedaboutsatan play StrangeForms at 7pm on Sunday 5th April.
Weekend tickets cost £15 and can be purchased from Jumbo Records, Wharf Chambers or online at https://badowlpresents.bandcamp.com/merch
Day tickets cost £9 and can be purchased online at https://www.wegottickets.com/f/8765
Leeds / Leicester / York based six piece