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Fast Five: Godsticks



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Steve (Roberts – drummer/keys) and I met around 3 years ago.  I actually hired him as a session musician to play drums on our debut EP but he almost immediately became an integral part of the band’s sound so he had little option other than to join.  Dan (Nelson – bass) joined 2 years ago.  We actually discovered him via a YouTube video he posted of himself playing one of our tracks!

‘Godsticks’ are Maori implements of worship.  I wish I could say that the name had some spiritual relevance to us but to be honest, we just liked the sound of it!

How would you describe your music?

Pretentiously I would describe at progressive pop, but to be honest we have proved very difficult to categorise which makes us a marketing nightmare!

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Well, we’ve just released our second album, The Envisage Conundrum which we basically spent the last year recording, and then we’re touring Europe with The Mike Keneally Band in March/April 2013.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Rufus Wainwright.  I just love his music and it would be incredible to be able to perform with him.  I won’t be holding my breath though!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album? 

Just one album?  That’s very unfair!  I’d take Frank Zappa’s Broadway the Hard Way but also sneak a copy of Rufus Wainwright’s Release the Stars into the jewel case too.


(Answers By Darran Charles)