DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Broken Lines

Devil's Island featuring Broken Lines.

Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each person copes with the extreme conditions.

This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found Pembrokeshire rock trio Broken Lines sat on the beach. Missing persons reports had been filed, we had seen no trace of them, yet today we find him washed up on our island!

How did they cope with life on Devil's Island? Find out now...

Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest.

So you're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?

Mark: Black & White -The Stranglers. Epic bass and dark songs.
Dave: Push the Sky Away - Nick Cave, it has a bit of everything for me and always balances me out, however I am feeling. Perfect.
Jack: Treasure Island (read by Orson Welles). Seemed an appropriate setting.

Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?

Mark: Parallel Lines - Blondie. Take a wild guess!
Dave:  Nirvana - Nevermind. It provokes feelings of clarity, helplessness, desire, opportunity, freedom, so many things from such a simple image. It is also a favourite album. The blue is calming and I love the feeling of floating. If i’m going to be spending a lot of time on my own, this will help my imagination and remind me of the power of the album!
Jack: South Pacific (the one with Virginia Mayo). Seemed appropriate.

There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to chose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?

Mark: Drambuie and Meth 🙂
Dave:  Cloudwater IPA - beer is good for you and this is the best, IMHO 😉
Jack: Captain Morgan.

Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. Whats the merch and for what band?

Mark: A Cruelty T-shirt!
Dave:  A Rage Against The Machine cap
Jack: My Slipknot clutch bag.

You're sat on the island thinking "I'm stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity"... who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?

Mark: Jesus and Charles Manson. Should make for a good chat!
Dave:  PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Morello, Mitch Mitchell and Gillian Anderson. Amazing and creative band line up and then someone to ‘chat’ with in the evening! - Edit: obviously, I’d just take my wife!! 😉
Jack: My wife. (Oh my god! I’m married!!!!!)

There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?

Mark:  Dead Kennedys, Coventry Polytechnic, 1979. The most exciting gig I ever saw to this day.
Dave:  The Doors - Isle of Wight Festival 1970
Jack: Sigur Rós - Jodrell Bank Observatory 2013

You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the one musician most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?

Mark: Sting, he has a history of messages in bottles, and I’d get the chance to twat him!
Dave:  Rod Stewart cos he’s famous for sailing!
Jack: Simon Le Bon - he knows all about being rescued.

You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?

Mark: Me of course, I have the most meat!
Dave:  Yeah, Mark, he’d give us the most just makes sense!
Jack: He’d be very tasty with a bit of salted seaweed.

Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?

Mark: Jean-Jacques Burnel
Dave:  Jimi Hendrix
Jack: Lanky Laughton (music teacher)

As we left the island we passed Sting sailing in the other direction. Maybe he'd found their message in a bottle, but I don't think he's quite expecting the reception Mark is planning on giving him!

Broken Lines

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