The Worst Humans
YOU certainly get ample rawness and honesty…
when it comes to The Worst Humans! I have been speaking with Ian from the band about their new single, What I’m All About, and whether they’ll be more material; how the guys got together and whether he ranks Brooklyn as a creative and essential hub.
Ian tells me how he chills away from music and which artists he’d like to support; which newer artists are worth a bit of exploration – a bit of a ‘brief’ and ‘interesting’ interview, to say the least!
Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourselves, please?
Well. My name is Ian and I play guitar and sing. There’s also Steve who plays bass and Chris who’s on drums.
What I’m All About is your latest single. Is there a story behind the track?
Not really; not a specific story. I’m overcome with boredom most of the time and I find it insufferable. Usually, I contemplate my own death or get high - and I figure there are some people who feel the same. I was able to put it into words one day with my friend Chris McLaughlin (not in the band) and he made it come to life. So the story goes, I suppose…
How did The Worst Humans find one another? When did you begin making music together?
Through a long-time friend, Sam Tall (not pictured).
Is there going to be more material from the band in the coming months?
Give me a sense of the artists you were all raised on. What sort of music did you all grow up around?
Everything from, like, Megadeth and GG Allin to Joy Division through to The New Lost City Ramblers.
What is Brooklyn like for a modern band? Is it a great place to study and play?
Most of us haven’t studied Brooklyn but I’m sure it’s fascinating. To be honest, there’s not much of a music scene to speak of. Everyone’s packed up and moved West. I’m thinking we’re trying to make a new one if we can.
Where are you heading on tour? Where can we catch you?
Is a small tour of the U.K. a future possibility?
What do you hope to achieve in 2018?
Something with purple.
Have you each got a favourite memory from your time in music – the one that sticks in the mind?
I played Red Rocks one time. That was neat.
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
Iceage. alt-J; Arctic Monkeys and Meg Myers. TAKE US ON TOUR!
As your band’s name is ‘The Worst Humans’; if you could put any three people on a raft and float them into the ocean forever, who would you select?
Hahaha, finally; not a boilerplate question. If we’re speaking for real, probably Jimmy Buffet, Pentatonix and White Boy Funk (if we can personify it).
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Pick anything else…
IN THIS PHOTO: Lord Huron
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
I’m an unsigned musician barely making it in New York. Every waking moment is chilling.
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).
Secret of Life by Lord Huron. Please and thank you
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