We're trying in this feature to mix up people you might have heard of with really good new bands, and in the post-hardcore world there's not many more superior young British bands around then Ice, Sea, Dead People. A Bedford trio whose second single My Twin Brother's A Brother is released on 7" next Monday, they're supping deep from the well of splintered art-punk, all knife edge riffs, staccato shouts and malfunctioned rhythms. Can you guess, given that criteria, which resting Washington DC band get more than one namecheck from singer/guitarist Craig Sharp?
First single bought: Jennifer Paige - Crush (I was getting into girls at the time and was a major sucker for the chorus. I must've been like... 8 or 9.)
First album bought: Deftones - White Pony. I still like Deftones. Never a fan of Chino's socks though. I had the option of buying it with this red case thing. I said no. WHY?!
First gig voluntarily attended: Fugazi - London, Kentish Town Forum - 4th November, 2002. Fugazi's last gig before they announced their unbroken hiatus. My dad was with me, I felt like we were the oldest and youngest members of the audience. He still says it's one of the best gigs he's ever been to and that Guy Picciotto was performing like no-one he'd ever seen before. He IS a big fan of Peter Cox though.
The record that most made you want to get into music: Fugazi - Repeater. It's not my favourite by them but it made me rethink a lot of things and generally get stupidly excited by guitars and feedback, haha.
The three headliners at a festival you were curating: Fugazi (somehow), ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (circa 2001), Sonic Youth.
A song not enough people know about but everyone should hear: Jarcrew - Sad French Death Metal. It's freakishly awesome.
A song you'd play to get people dancing: Q And Not U - End The Washington Monument (Blinks) Goodnight. Ideally I'd play guitar for this so I could pick the guitar behind the nut and fingertap at the sametime and look so fucking cool!
The last great thing you heard: Perhaps Mi Ami (ex-Black Eyes)'s new album and the These Are Powers new album (All Aboard Future). Amazing ending track.
Your key non-musical influences: Visceral energy, colours, graphic design, fine art.
Your favourite new artist: DIVORCE from Glasgow. They've only got live videos up but "fucking hell".
The first single was Hence: Elvis -