DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring MuddiBrooke

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring MuddiBrooke

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 find Derby based rockers MuddiBrooke sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, so how did they end up here and 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?

Brooke: I’d probably have to go with Seether’s ‘Karma and Effect’. It was the first full album that I loved every single track on. I first heard it when I was 12 years old and I still listen to it now. I feel I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from Seether for quite a few of our songs.

Anna: I think i’d have to choose Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘City of Evil’ album. Its one I always seem to go back to and enjoy it as much as I did when first hearing it as a young emo teen!

Mary: An Awesome Wave - Alt J. It just gets all my senses going, I remember listening to it for the first time and just feeling like I'd heard something that changed how I felt about music.

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?

Brooke: Highly Suspect’s ‘Mister Asylum’ because to me, it wouldn’t go a miss in a modern art museum. It’s a picture of the back of a pilot’s head with the hands of the sky snogging him. Someone definitely smoked something to think that one up!

Anna: Probably would pick Everything Everything’s ‘Get To Heaven’, it's a bit mad but I always thought the colours were cool.

Mary: To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar. It’s just a really powerful image, it says a lot that needs to be said. First time I saw it, it got my head racing

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

Brooke: Ah, well I love lager but if it tends to make me sleepy. Vodka makes me weird. I love gin, but it tends to make me cry! Erm.. I’d have to go with Prosecco and orange juice. …Rock n rolllllll!

Anna: Here we go, anyone that knows me well or has been to Firebug bar in Leicester with me won’t be surprised by my answer, I’d have to pick their very own Tokyo Iced Tea cocktail! Its worth going to Firebug just for this drink to be honest, the amount of people I’ve convinced to try one and no one has ever been disappointed as of yet hahaha… The people behind the bar on the Island best get learning how to make one. 😉

Mary: I’m just happy with a pint of beer usually but since we’re on this desert Island - Long Island Iced Tea. Don’t expect me to be conscious for long after a few of those though

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

Brooke: It would have to be my Pearl Jam t-shirt. I bought it from a guy over in Seattle – it was from their very first tour and it’s got so many holes in it, but I love it to bits. It’s probably my favourite piece of clothing in my wardrobe.

Anna: Would have to pick my Black Stone Cherry T-shirt from when I went to see them in 2010.. It was my first proper gig so I’ll always remember that one. It's been worn many many times over the years so its getting a little thin and a few holes are starting to show haha, don’t know how much longer it will last... but we shall see!

Mary: I’ve got a While She Sleeps T-Shirt that's from seeing them in Leeds about 10 years ago and I got Loz to sign it when he walked past. Literally just looks like a pen stain now but it’s cherished!

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?

Brooke: I love Anna and Mary to bits, whenever we’re stuck in the van together it’s a laugh a minute. But ya know, if I could be shipwrecked with anyone (at any age), it would have to be young Harrison Ford. The most beautiful man in the world!

Anna: Ahhh I’d have to go with Ian Somerhalder. I agree with Brooke, Harrison is very beautiful but Ian tops it for me! Although if his character on Lost is anything to go by, don’t think he’ll be around for very long! Maybe not the best choice but I’m down to take that risk!

Mary: Hear me out on this one… Stephen Hawking. I just think if I’m there forever then I might as well learn some things, and I’d probably sit there drunk off the cocktails asking him about the black holes and stuff.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring MuddiBrooke

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?

Brooke: Skunk Anansie at Rock City in Nottingham back in 2010.. Skin sang every note perfectly and there was so much passion in their performance.

Anna: Easy choice, I’d choose Foo Fighters Skin and Bones concert from 2008. Its one of the live performances I WISH I could have seen and its definitely the one I’d pick if i could go back and choose a concert, but I have the DVD of it at home and I’ve watched it many times I’ve lost count. One thing I love about Foo’s is that they can go from being this heavy ‘in your face’ rock band, to a band that creates this gorgeous acoustic pretty sound that just completely melts you into the ground. Those guys can do absolutely anything, I'm sure of it.

Mary: Fleetwood Mac at the O2 in London in 2012. Stevie Nicks was really inspirational, the sound was phenomenal.

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 most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?

Brooke: Trent Reznor as he’s got so much experience with synthesizers, he’s got to know a bit of morse code, surely.

Anna: Would have to go for Sting from the Police, I’m pretty sure he’d get my message in a bottle…

Mary: Bruce Dickinson, he flies planes right? He could have a massive flag of Eddie flying from the plane so we could see him coming.


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?

Brooke: What kind of cannibalistic interview is this?! I’d say Anna as by this time, she would have already lost the plot and drawn Dave Grohl on a coconut most likely.

Anna: Well... since I know Brooke has chosen me, I’m gonna have to choose Brooke aren’t I! Self defence and all that…

Mary: This is tricky because I’m the biggest so I’d yield the most food so it’d make sense to be me. But Anna’s vegan so would she even eat me anyway?

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?

Brooke: Eddie Vedder

Anna: Dave Grohl has definitely been my biggest influence in music for sure. I love his approach to life too, he’s just super down to earth and doesn’t seem to take things too seriously..

Mary: Stevie Wonder


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