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INTERVIEW: Crooked Teeth

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello VENTS! We’ve been good thanks, more so that London has recently been bathed in sunshine. We recently released our second single Mountain Song, the first to be put out with Lost In The Manor Records, so it’s been a nice thing to have some support on what’s been thus far a DIY operation. The single has had some beautiful things written about it, which gives us an added incentive in terms of letting us know people are connecting with our sounds.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Mountain Song“?

Musically it’s one of the most technicolour of our songs, whilst we’ve drawn on the contrasts of our emotions in terms of how we feel about the social implications currently governing the world in which we live in. We don’t particularly write songs as singles and the majority of our works are over five or six minutes long. But when we finished the bones of Mountain Song it seemed the best fit to release as a single with our new label.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Not precisely, we’d say it’s more a culmination of events. We like to make our songs lyrically accessible to those listening, so it’s open to interpretation and can connect with what’s really important to them and their lives.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! The video for Mountain Song is out and you’ll find it at the usual places. Jo is really talented at video production, and similarly Sam as an artist and projectionist. We filmed it ourselves and feel it’s a good representation of our song and band.

How was the recording and writing process?

We record everything ourselves and Jo has his own studio setup at home. We love that as it gives us so much flexibility in terms of being able to capture what we want, and allows us to experiment with our instruments and particular sounds. It’s a pretty insular process as we write together then record, with Jo at the helm. But it works for us right now.

What role does Glasgow play in your music?

Huge in terms of Rob and Jo’s musical upbringing. We were both immersed in the city and it’s evergreen musical landscape, so it opened our ears to an eclectic range of influences and genres. CROOKED TEETH was born in London though and we can’t underestimate how our home city shapes this band and our songs. It’s pretty essential to our existence.

Will this record serve as a sneak peek for a larger album? How’s that coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We’re ready, it’s just finding the correct path to share all our songs. We’ve been writing for three years now and feel really proud of our collection of music that we want to put out pretty soon. The next thing for us is to release a single called The American Dream in the coming weeks and either an EP or LP come Autumn.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’d love to, hopefully we’ll have something to announce soon!

What else is happening next in Crooked Teeth‘s world?

We’re playing The Great Escape in Brighton next month and can’t wait for that. We also want to finish more recordings we’ve been working on, whilst we’ve been experimenting with different techniques in our writing that we’re excited about.

Listen ‘Mountain Song’ via YOUTUBE | Soundcloud | Spotify

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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