adequacy.net just conducted an interview with DEAFHEAVEN singer George Clarke, who talks about touring, the band’s career and future.
You’re touring almost constantly, and in just over 2 short years as a band you’ve already played SXSW twice, headlined your own European Tour, and are now on the road through May. Besides garnering a bigger fanbase, what are the highlights of performing every night?
Just being able to interact with fans and meet new people. Seeing different parts of the Earth and being able to through playing music is something very important to us.
What are some of the essentials that you pack in your bags? Any Power Bars or stress (and/or boredom) relief toys?
Mostly just iPods and some of us have video games, etc. I don’t have either so I usually bring books or try and nap as much as I can. It’s important to take something with you so that you are able to have some sort of personal time.
Do you feel like you’re at a tipping point as Deafheaven, where you could blow up huge in the next few months? That’s the vibe I’m getting, at least from the amorphous online world where NPR and Esquire, among scores of others, have been raving about you.
Honestly, I have no idea. The longer we’re a band, the more I realize that a band’s popularity is really relative. We will just continue to work hard and hopefully people will continue to support what we do.
What is next for you musically? I read that you’ve been working on new material and that it will deviate from the sound of Roads To Judah. How is that all shaping up?
Yes, we’re working on new material and going into the studio later this year. As of now, I can’t say much more. I am very excited for the directions we’re pursuing though.
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Photo by Invisible Oranges.