Experimental math-prog-metallers Masiro have revealed their sophomore EP Geodesics will be released on September 7th. We asked the trio to give us the lowdown on their band by taking on the A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
At the Drive-In “Arcarsenal” – first track of one of the best records of all time. Or Peter Gabriel‘s In Your Eyes.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
The Chaos Theory promotions crew always sort all the bands out with nice tins of beer. What more do you need?
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
All of it! How an abstract art form makes people invest hours of their life and travels hundreds of miles creating something together. And the same dedicated fans turning up to shows from miles away!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
We’re instrumental, so that’s easy.
Easiest song you wrote?
Grand Trine. It started out kind of tongue in cheek, but we actually really enjoy playing it and it developed fast. But none are easy. They are all a pain in the arse.
Favourite song in your set?
Usually the newest one – haha. Or Grand Trine again. We usually play it last. Easier to play, fun and epic outro!
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Maybe Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrthymia, Krallice, Gorguts etc) Although he’d definitely outshine us all! Or Jeff Goldblum. He’s got a jazz record coming out. And he’s Jeff Goldblum. Or any of our friends.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Currently it’s just getting all together in one room! The rest happens after that.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Hutch can’t hear in one ear. The riffs were just too powerful…
Jokes you have in the band?
SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOOOOOOOT!! Or mostly jokes taking the piss our of each other regarding veganism or being a hobo.
Key to writing a song?
Find an idea that excites us all. Go from there. Put in the time.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Admittedly not far enough (yet) – maybe 100 miles or so.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
If I had to pick one – Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
New band you’d recommend?
Ghosts in the Photographs – Oxford’s premiere post-rock experience!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Behold… the Arctopus or Primus.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Anywhere outside of the UK.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Rubba dub dub, thanks for the grub!
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Geodesic – an inevitable path through curved space-time. An endless moving
forward. A fated journey.
See us live at?
JT Soar, Nottingham, June 29th, with Body Hound and Steve Strong.
The Victoria, London, October 11th with Thumpermonkey and The Display Team.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
“In the good old days – you could get fish and chips and polio in the good old days!” (Frankie Boyle). Disagree. Great music always exists. The good stuff just gets remembered.
Not unless you consider CDs and T-shirts unusual! Peruse at masiro.bandcamp.com (cough cough).
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
Masiro unplugged. Acoustics, djembe and didgeridoo.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Music can be really self-indulgent, so reaching anyone to share it with is massively rewarding.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
We thought Chris P might drum himself off the back of sloped stage at a festival once. Luckily was ok. The compere also spilt tea on Mike’s guitar pedals, so also almost received a band-related injury!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Mike’s got a thing about birds of prey (can you tell?) But probably a Rhino – heavy, slow (witted) and horny.