Funeral Party are Chad Elliott (vocals), James Torres (Guitar) and Kimo Kauhola (Bass). From Whittier, LA have a ferocious live show, rock ‘n roll attitude, and buzzing, chainsaw songs to make a dent in the toughest of skulls.
After a successful appearance at the Download Festival, this month they are back for some more exhilarating UK live shows. Flush the Fashion caught up with the band for a quick heads up. Their debut long player ‘The Golden Age of Knowhere’ (note the spelling) is out on January 24th.
How long have you been together?
That depends on whom you ask, four years or something.
Who are your musical heroes?
Musical heroism is in constant flux. We all have different heroes at different times. Many of our musical heroes might not have anything to do with music; we draw from our experiences and our surroundings.
Did you have a lot of tracks to choose from when you went into the studio?
Yes, we had a specific concept in mind. There are some songs that didn’t get on the record, and there are songs on the record that were recorded in later sessions as potential B-sides, etc. A couple of those songs ended up on the record because we realized they were continuations of whatever we originally set out to do.
Are you happy with how the Golden Age of Knowhere came out sounding?
Yes, very much so, a lot went into making the record. We love that the record presents the songs differently than our live performances; it keeps us from getting bored. We are continuously re-envisioning the record.
What is your favorite song on the record?
Which do you prefer, your mum or your dad?
You are back in the UK this month, did you enjoy your visit last time?
Yes, we always enjoy ourselves. The shows are great and the audiences are awesome, serious music lovers, and we love that!
What are you doing after the UK shows?
Driving to the next gig.
Who is on your iPod at the moment?
Our batteries are dead; American iPod chargers don’t fit into UK power sockets.
What’s the best thing about being in Funeral Party?
Catch Funeral Party live on tour in the UK this January and February while you can still get close to them.
Jan 25, 2011 The Fleece Bristol
Jan 26, 2011 O2 Academy2 Oxford Oxford
Jan 27, 2011 Manchester University Manchester
Jan 29, 2011 The Tunnels Aberdeen
Feb 03, 2011 The Cluny Newcastle
Feb 04, 2011 The Cockpit Leeds
Feb 05, 2011 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham
Feb 06, 2011 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
Feb 08, 2011 O2 Academy3 Birmingham Birmingham
Feb 10, 2011 Cargo London
Feb 12, 2011 Audio Brighton
Feb 13, 2011 Barfly Camden London
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