DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring The Fangs Of The Dodo

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring The Fangs Of The Dodo.

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 gothic art rockers The Fangs of The Dodo sat on the beach. Having committed the "Crime of the Century" we thought the band had escaped capture, it seems their luck ran out when they got shipwrecked 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?

Count Dodo: ...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age. It's a 46 minute thrill ride drenched in dystopian beauty. It is bereft of dud tracks and is to this date the only album that has successfully forced me to feel my full range of emotions. Both angry and sad.
HAZARD: Lost in the Sound of Separation - Underoath. The biggest reason I play the way I do, and am the way I am.
The Guardsman: Fair Youth - Maybeshewill. This record just has to be one of the greatest examples of beauty and heaviness blended into a spectacular display of cinematic rock music. I can easily lose myself in this record time and time again.
The Prisoner: Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine. Some of the best riffs of all time. Great soundtrack if you’re fleeing the feds.
Cinder: Turn Off the Light - Kim Petras. It's just a feel-good album with horror-like vibes.

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?

Count Dodo: Hail to the Thief - Radiohead. The perfect artwork as it reminds me of home in the bustling city skyscrapers whilst also spattering them in some of my favourite words. A few good examples would be: Haunted, Popcorn, Hamburgers and Beepers.
HAZARD: Death of a Dead Day - Sikth. Simple. Weird. Wonderful. Oppresive.
The Guardsman: Music Has the Right to Children - Boards of Canada. I like things that unsettle me. And just look at it, it has ‘unsettling’ written all over it!
The Prisoner: The Sky’s Gone Out - Bauhaus. Looks how it sounds. Big, dark and scary.
Cinder: 10,000 Days - Tool. Those multiple faces in one face artwork is pretty mesmerising for the eyes

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?

Count Dodo: Type O Negative (rare but full of flavour)
HAZARD: Dark Rum and Cherry Coke. Hides the taste in the water.
The Guardsman: White Spirit - it’s effective and goes well with salt water.
The Prisoner: Moonshine
Cinder:  A Blue Lagoon cocktail. It's something cold and refreshing, somehow it just suits me.

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?

Count Dodo: My Moriaty tee
HAZARD: The King Death tee - The Mountain Goats
The Guardsman: My Squidge t-shirt. It’s long-sleeved, warm and lovely
The Prisoner: The Man Machine long sleeved shirt - Kraftwerk
Cinder: Phoxjaw tee. I'm a big fan of their music and the artwork on that tee is brilliant.

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?

Count Dodo: WILSON!!!
HAZARD: My local pack of wild dogs.
The Guardsman: David Hazelhov, Haslfoff, Havelsoph, Hasselhoff? That guy. At least he could swim me to safety like he did with Spongebob.
The Prisoner: Either of the Kray twins. Not fussed.
Cinder: Are Cats an option? Less effort for conversation. 

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring The Fangs Of The Dodo

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?

Count Dodo: Delicate Sound of Thunder - Pink Floyd
HAZARD: The Mountain Goats. Any live recording.
The Guardsman: Anaesthetise - Porcupine Tree. Is there a better display of songs and musicianship at a live show? I have yet to find it if so.
The Prisoner: St Vincent - All Points East
Cinder: Slipknot at Download 2019. Saw them live. Would like to relive it. 

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?

Count Dodo: Send it to Sting. I believe he’s familiar with this situation.
HAZARD: Professor Brian Cox. He’d know what to do.
The Guardsman: Rick Astley. He won’t desert me.
The Prisoner: David Byrne. Clever chap.
Cinder: Bjork. She seems crazy enough and has enough resources to get a rescue mission together. 

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?

Count Dodo: The Guardsman.
HAZARD: The Guardsman. He’s got it in for me.
The Guardsman: The Guardsman!
The Prisoner: The Guardsman.
Cinder: The Guardsman. He’s a snack…

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?

Count Dodo: Josh Homme
HAZARD: Aaron Gillespie. Incredible voice, ridiculous drummer.
The Guardsman: Steven Wilson
The Prisoner: Tom Morello
Cinder: Tina May. She has always had motherly advice for me and is a great vocal tutor.

As we sailed away from the island, The Fangs of the Dodo seemed quite content sat around the campfire. Maybe they weren't shipwrecked and their trip to Devil's Island is all a ruse to avoid capture for their Crime of the Century at the National Treasury!

Don't miss their new E.P. 'The Curtained Sleep' which is released on April 3rd!

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