Interview: Insecure Men
Insecure Men is the latest escapade of amorphous music maverick, Saul Adamczewski.
The Fat White Family guitarist and Moonlandingz collaborator, has cobbled together a band of 'vague acquaintances' to play an assortment of DIY covers using his trusty pss-560 keyboard.
We briefly caught up with Adamczewski to discuss his new project, working with Lias Saoudi and Sean Lennon and why Steve Lamacq is the poster boy for insecure men.
Q: Hello Saul. First and foremost, what made you make your covers album?
I did that because it was fun and I didn’t have much to do. It’s not the greatest thing in the world, that’s for sure.
Q: The songs you cover are mellower than the majority of your back catalogue. What is the reason behind this?
This project is more mellow I guess. I like all kinds of music.
Q: You recorded the album with your trusty pss-560. What attracted you to this piece of kit?
It’s just very versatile and incredibly easy to use ... I think it has great cheap sounds.
Q: How does playing with Insecure Men compare with playing with Fat Whites or The Moonlandingz?
The Moonlandingz is kind of just playing along to a backing track and Fat Whites can just be about making as much noise as possible ... this is more subtle is guess. Slower and quieter.
Q: If you were able to work with any of the artists on the album who would you pick and why?
To be honest I’m pretty happy with the people I have been working with. Lias and Nathan from the Fats and Ben Romans Hopcraft from Childhood and Sean Lennon. That’s the usual crew and it works, so I’m happy.
Q: What are your current thoughts on the South London scene and the UK's musical output as a whole?
It seems to be doing ok. The Windmill seems to be busy every night ... can’t say I love most of music but I can’t remember a time when that was the case.
Who is more insecure, Steve Lamacq or Rasputin?
Of course it is Lamacq. He’s the poster boy for insecure men.
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