Interview: And Yet It Moves
Fuck the old stuff. We write together. We put no boundaries on our creativity. We refuse to compromise. We feel fortunate that we came together. We wish for a life of music and nothing more. No Bullshit allowed". - Dale Barclay.
I was a huge fan of The Amazing Snakeheads after catching them serendipitously at a barely promoted Cerebral Ballzy gig in Liverpool circa 2015 and then after buying Amphetamine Ballads, I found out to my surprise that the Snakeheads were the support for The Jesus and Mary Chain on the day I went to see them. I have to say that from the off-set Dale immediately stood out as an incredible, electrifying frontman and as I missed the first set of And Yet It Moves shows I thought I’d start by asking What is the touring schedule currently looking like for 2017?
DB: We shall be on the road 365 days. No paid holidays!
(((o))): That’s incredible, I’ll certainly catch you sometime if you’re in London. What sort of influences has the new band brought to the table and what sort of sound or influences do you feel you’ve conjured with Yet It Moves?
DB: We are a collective. We do everything, we go anywhere musically, no limits. Each member of the band is a spiritual owl capable of extraordinary insights into the human psyche which manifest itself deeply in every fibre of our sonic adventures. We create nothing from something and something from nothing. Btw, Can I borrow a trailer next Wednesday?
(((o))): Depends what you mean by a trailer but possibly. Can I also ask who does that fucking face-melting guitar solo in that and how the new band came together?
DB: The Danish virtuoso, JESPER LAPP AKA DOCTOR DEEP LAPP. Lives on a snow covered mountain, runs with razor gangs in inner Tokyo. He is in DEEP with the Yakuza, Clearly a very serious man?
We met at a music conference in Zurich.
(((o))): He sounds like a real character. How does the writing process compare to your old stuff? Is the band involved or is it perhaps akin to a project like Nine Inch Nails were Trent Reznor writes and pretty much records everything and then tours with a live band?
DB: Fuck the old stuff. We write together. We put no boundaries on our creativity. We refuse to compromise. We feel fortunate that we came together. We wish for a life of music and nothing more. No Bullshit allowed.
(CM: at this point I salivate at the prospect of a show of entirely new output and feel lucky to have caught the old gigs as well)
(((o))): Are the any plans to play with arrangement going forward whether it be acoustic versions or guests for live shows or the next official release that you could share?
DB: Oh yeah. New stuff will come out soon. We have in fact recorded a lounge version of Angerfist’s Criminally Insane with Huey Lewis on vocals. Of course the original song is a masterpiece in itself, I truly mean that, from the bottom of my heart, but both Huey and us felt inspired to take it further. Mike Diva is singing his heart out on this one.
(((o))): I know things must be tightly under wraps right now but, what can we expect in terms of new music in 2017?
DB: Indeed. We run a tight ship. No slacking. You’re the first to notice, we thought no one ever would. We just started pre production on our first double album, “Drugs, Ribs and Sci-fi” slated for release late summer 2017.
(((o))): Will Craig be working on the artwork for the next release or is there new collaborators lined-up?
DB: Indeed. Devil meets Devil. Mr Winney is no limits. The real deal Holyfield. His work is astounding and we love him.
Paul Barclay-Photography (see featured image)
Apolonia Wieland- Photography
Bryan Mcgarvey-Tour Manager
Gerry Blythe- Everything
Shelley Barclay- Merchandise
AND YET IT MOVES HAS SERIOUS INTENTIONS. NO ONE SHOULD MISTAKE OUR KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS. WE TAKE NO PRISONERS. ALL WELCOME…………………………music…………….from…………………the…………………deep…………………….end……………………….
Photo credit: Kyle Howells.