Earlier this evening BLKHRTS sent me a link to the awesome new King Foe track, FOE (see last blog). I got in touch with them on Twitter straight away to see if they were up for a quick interview. And lo and behold, like the man from Del Monte they said, ‘yes’.
The Denver trio whose last two EPs, the utterly brilliant BLK S BTFL and #SEXTAPE are available to download over on their website here, are a brilliantly twisted proposition – “M.O.P meets Morrissey”. Or “Goth-Rap”. And both of those tongue-in-cheek descriptions don’t even scratch the surface.
Anyway, in what I hope may become an occassional feature, I got the chance to ask the trio five quick questions, that all needed five quick answers each. I call it, FIVES – let’s get on with it:
Who are your five biggest influences musically?
“The Smiths, Siouxsie Sioux and The Banshees, E-40, Bauhaus, Scott Walker / The Walker Brothers.”
Who are your five greatest rapper of all time?
“E-40, Ghostface, Brotha Lynch Hung, Scarface, Rakim.”
Name five things or people that shaped you into the men you are today?
“Sex, drugs, violence, money, death.”
What are your five biggest ambitions?
“We refuse to disclose that information.”
What five things would you take on a picnic?
“Money, bitches, drugs, alcohol, food.”
And that’s it. FIVES is done. Big thanks to BLKHRTS for their time.
To finish – here’s a clip of the trio performing in the studio early last year: