August 15, 2017 |

Huxtable take on the A-Z challenge

Huxtable take on the A-Z challenge

August 15, 2017 |

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Scottish alt-rock duo Huxtable have just released their new single Don't Do Anything Fancy and their new EP Change Shape Future is set for release on September 29. We asked the pair to take on our A-Z challenge!

A song which made you want to make music?

Broono- I think when we first heard the Biffy Clyro 'Some Kind of Wizard' on 'Infinity Land' it really inspired us. As an artist there's always a song that you wish you had written, and for us that in turn made us want to write music.

Jordan- Infinity Land as a whole is really inspirational- but right now Everything Everything are exciting me- making me want to write more and more!

Best rider you have ever had?

Broono- *Laughs* this is going to be a long one...when we played in London at the Troxy supporting Slaves, Zane Lowe and Biffy Clyro, they had actually asked us what we wanted on the rider so Jordan had emailed them with the full rider and is a big fan of Vanilla Coke, so on the day when we arrived, there was whisky, rum, loads of beers, soft drinks but no Vanilla Coke, because it turned out that Vanilla Coke had been lost in translation in the emails and they actually thought that Jordan was asking for vanilla cum...

Jordan- Haha it was a great rider! Except Slaves drank my rum, didn't even get a nip after to calm the nerves. And I'm still waiting on my Vanilla Cum.

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

Broono- Hmm...craziest moment?...

Jordan- I'm going to say sleeping for 1 and a half hours at a time trying to drive back from London after having been on tour for 11 days. Virtually no sleep, not wanting to pay for parking and using boxer shorts as a face cover to keep the sun out my eyes. Or the time it took us 11 hours to get back to Kilmarnock from Doncaster because the motorway was closed. No phone between us. Kept getting lost. I would have welcomed death at that point I was so tired. You need to learn to drive Broono! Haha .

Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?

Jordan- That's not really for me to say! The new record is open to interpretation.

Easiest song you wrote?

Jordan- Easiest isn't exactly the word I would use- but Super Toxic off the new record basically arrived in my head fully formed. I can't explain it- just the song was ready all I had to do was record the demo.

Favourite song in your set?

Both- Right now it is Don't Do Anything Fancy.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Both- We'd love to get Yelawolf or Post Malone to drop some lyrics on a track, that would be amazing.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Sleeping in a van at service stations where they have a 2 hour stay limit gets pretty annoying. See craziest moments. Same thing

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Jordan really loves high heels...I'll leave that to the imagination haha.

Bruno is a massive fan of digital foundry on YouTube which is a channel that runs graphics comparisons for computer games.

Jordan- It's not in a cross dressing way. I can't actually explain it myself. Handbags too.

Jokes you have in the band?

Broono- Jordan always loses the van keys! Whenever he gives them to me I pretend I've lost them and watch him freak out.

Jordan- I do. I can never keep track of them.

Key to writing a song?

Broono- Don't be afraid to come out your comfort zone and try writing in different ways so you can work on evolving your writing. If you pigeon hole yourself it's harder to get out of the habit.

Jordan- It took us until about a quarter of the way into writing for this record to decide to throw the rules away and just make something that sounded good without thinking if it fit.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

To the bottom of Wales to pitch up a tent in flooded grass and play in the rain.

Jordan- My jacket got ruined and I woke up in a puddle. But that show was class! We had fire cannons. Who doesn't like fire cannons??