Interview: Veronica Falls
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Bringing a solemnity via the innocent vocals of "Found Love in a Graveyard," the Velvet Underground influenced band encompass a spectrum of sounds rather than what aforementioned song suggests. You see, if the cover of Roky Erikson's Starry Eyes is anything to go by, there's a glistening optimism to the other end of their music. Beachy Head is about the popular suicide spot and the love letters to it. Do you feel your ideal habitat is the beach or the city that you currently reside in? Roxanne: It’s nice to live in the city but it’s good to get out. It’s more about the place than a person that killed themselves. James: They both have their good points I guess Found Love in a Graveyard, like Beachy Head deals with death. Does the idea fascinate you and how would you like your own funeral to be carried out? Roxanne: I guess I’d only thought about what songs. Patrick. I think we thought more about where we’re going to be buried. What song would you have played at your funeral? Roxanne: Live forever by Oasis. Just kidding. I quite like that song Meet on the Motorway by Fairport Convention, but that was my mum’s idea. Two of you lived in Glasgow. Has the cold and dark setting of Scotland contributed to the overall tone of aforementioned songs? Roxanne: I don’t think it did. Patrick: It does for me a bit but it’s more about where I am in my life and what’s happening. I don’t know. Your sound also contrasts from the gloomy to the bright such as Starry Eyes. The covers of your last two releases differ too, Beachy Head being the noir filtered cover of the woman on a blanket, and graveyard being quite mystical with the shields closing in on the emblems. What were the ideas behind these? Roxanne: I don’t think there were any ideas. We just liked the pictures.. Patrick: It’s quite ominous and quite peaceful yet quite violent.
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