THE epic BABYTEETH...
have been talking with me about their cracking song, Cocoon, and how it came to be; whether there will be any more material coming and how the band came to be – I ask which albums are most important to them and what sort of music compels them.
BABYTEETH tell me whether there are tour dates coming up and who they’d support given the chance; if they have a favourite memory from their time in music so far and what advice they would give to artists coming through - they select me select a quintet of songs to end things with.
Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?
BITCHIN’! Sam was bitten by a wild animal and fell down a hole in the pub. The rest of us are dandy. We’ve been rehearsing.
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourselves, please?
We used to be babies…and now we have teeth...
Cocoon is your new single. Can you talk about the background and how it came together?
Camilla and Sam write the songs; we then arrange it together in our sweaty little rehearsal room. We recorded this one a little while ago in London with the awesome Cam Blackwood producing it.
Will there be more material coming next year do you think?
YES! Itching to share it all with everyone.
How did BABYTEETH get together? What drew you to one another?
We met through friends. And, after all of our periods synced up immediately, we knew it was the perfect match.
PHOTO CREDIT: Gastón Torres
In terms of music; which artists are you drawn to?
We just love really great song writing, regardless of genre. There isn’t any music snobbery with us. Our music tastes are pretty eclectic.
As Christmas is coming; what one present would you each like if you could have anything?
A trip to Chessington World of Adventures with Gareth Gates.
Do you already have plans for 2019?
Big ‘yes’. We’re not allowed to tell you yet but it’s gonna be mega. We’re excited.
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music so far – the one that sticks in the mind?
Playing with Adam Ant this Wednesday will be our best new memory. Unless we fall of stage or piss our pants in front of thousands of people or something.
Which one album means the most to each of you would you say (and why)?
Hole – Live Through This; Beach Boys – Pet Sounds; Deep Purple - Made in Japan; Radiohead - OK Computer; Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine. Because they inspired us to become musicians and songwriters and give us the belly feels. It’s more fun if you guess which one of us chose what.
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
Garbage. And we’d like a team of dancing dwarves and a massive bottle of Bourbon.
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Do something else...music’s full. If you just can’t help yourself though then work absolutely ridiculously hard to get better than everyone else - and maybe also be willing to sell an organ or two to pay your rent.
Do you have tour dates coming up? Where can we catch you play?
Yes - but they’re not announced yet so keep checking in on our Facebook for updates. Thank you, please.
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
Us, us and us. There are lots of other great acts but we need you more. And we’ll love you more than they will, we promise.
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Stroking cats, eating chips and snogging people.
Finally, and for being good sports; you can each choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Thank you very much for playing our music. We love you more than Santa loves children. As it’s Christmas, we’ll let you pick a song from each of our all-time favourite albums!
PHOTO CREDIT: Gastón Torres