Thursday, 3 June 2010

Introducing...Electric Fan Death

YMC: You are currently living in South Korea, do you have plans to return to the UK?

EFD: We plan to return to the UK in early 2011 and gig/tour. We really want to play some good venues in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield to name a few places. This should be about the time we release our second album.

YMC: Have you played any gigs in Korea, what's the reaction to the British indie sound?

EFD: We played some gigs in our local (Korean) expat bars and Korean clubs last year. We went down well with both the expats and Koreans. Ste played some acoustic versions of our tracks around London on a month trip to the UK, everyone loved the tracks especially ‘Landmine’ from the ‘Yeosu Dangerous’ EP and ‘A Sense of Things Less Fragile’ from our new unreleased recording.
I’m not too sure what Korean people make of British Indie but there are some cracking Korean indie bands who are really taking off. Korea should be proud of its own emerging indie scene which we hope to be a part of in the time we are here.
 YMC: Where did the name come from?

EFD: Well fan death is a Korean belief that if you sleep with an electric fan on in your bedroom and the windows closed you will die. Apparently the fan creates a vacuum or splits oxygen atoms or something crazy. Because we formed in Korea and the myth of fan death is so amusing we thought Electric Fan Death to be a fitting name.

YMC: What are your main influences and who are you listening to at the moment?

EFD: As with most bands we have an abundance of influences. For Ollie he grew up listening to Sonic Youth, Idlewild, Fugazi and My bloody Valentine, I (Ste) grew up on Nirvana, Boards of Canada, Placebo, The Pixies, Joy Division, and Aphex Twin. I think our sound is nothing like these bands, being a duo and sharing 100% of writing, production and recording has given us a very unique sound.
As for what we are listening to now; Ollie’s listening to Catherine Wheel, Jawbox, Future of the Left, Blonde Redhead, Twin Atlantic and His Name is Alive and I (Ste) am listening to Idlewild, Shellac and Autechre.

YMC: Do you have any recorded material, if so where is it available?

EFD: Yes we do, our debut EP was released on the AMStunes label in late 2009, it’s called ‘Yeosu Dangerous’ and it’s available to buy from iTunes (http://bit.ly/dzywF9), Amazon and loads of other stores. We have free tracks up to listen to listen to at our myspace http://www.myspace.com/electricfandeath, and our website http://electricfandeath.co.uk  amongst other sites.
 
If you haven’t heard our stuff and you like alternative indie give us a listen.

YMC: What are you plans for the near future
 
EFD: We are currently writing and recording our second album and getting ready to start gigging around Seoul and Korea. This is all preparation so we can hit the UK in 2011 with the best possible live sound and a 2nd great sounding album. We can't wait. As well as this we DJ the AMStunes alternative podcast where we play some of the best tunes from Myspace and beyond the third installment should be out soon so keep your ears peeled.

2 comments:

  1. Fans and A/C are a big health hazard and that is why so many people describe it as an "allergy". But it is really EMF radiation, especially from unshielded plastic case electric fans.

    Empirical test: Sleep with a fan next to you, pointed away so that moving air will not be a confounder of the test. Over 3-5 weeks disease will prevail, starting with sneezing, sniffles, backaches, palpitations, etc.

    No joke. Electricity is sacred in industrial Euro-Am.

    Jim West harvoa.org

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  2. Fans and A/C are a big health hazard and that is why so many people describe it as an "allergy". But it is really EMF radiation, especially from unshielded plastic case electric fans.

    Empirical test: Sleep with a fan next to you, pointed away so that moving air will not be a confounder of the test. Over 3-5 weeks disease will prevail, starting with sneezing, sniffles, backaches, palpitations, etc.

    No joke. Electricity is sacred in industrial Euro-Am.

    Jim West harvoa.org

    ReplyDelete