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Two Minutes With Mothra

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Ahead of their opening spot for MONO at King’s Arms on December 10, we spend a couple of minutes with Mothra and find out what’s up…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Ambient, intense, sludgey, progressive, cathartic.

What’s going on in the world of Mothra?
We are releasing our debut album Decision Process in the very near future, and we’ve just released a 7? single and video from it for a track called “Splinters”. We are stoked to be opening for Mono, then it’s time to do some touring and start recording the next album. There’s so much new material we can’t keep track.

What motivates you to make music?
Life, boredom, inspiration from other artists, the need for pure expression.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Highs: opening for some of our favourite bands such as the Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, Russian Circles, Earth, and Jakob, and finally finishing our debut album. Lows: Almost disbanding a few years back, nothing much happened for about a year.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Neurosis, Shellac, Slint, Dillinger, Sumac, Mono, Mamiffer, the Cinematic Orchestra, Massive Attack.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Reuben or Hugh, not James because he is vegan and possibly tasteless to a wild animal.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Getting repeated parking tickets outside my own house for being too close to a bus stop sign that hasn’t been in use for 10 years, and then listening to the council trying to justify it.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring New Zealand artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Re-open the Transmission Room in Auckland, on the bill we might have Straightjacket Fits, Semi Lemon Kola, Militia, the 3Ds, Nothing at All, Balance, the Gordons, Bailterspace, HDU, Lord of Tigers, New Way Home, and Shihad (if they play Churn.) Flight of the Conchords and Billy T. James could do comedy in between sets.