DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring ICANTDIE
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 ICANTDIE 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?
Kyle: Jeez that’s a tough one! I suppose it would have to be an album that’s energetic, well written, gets me out of bad times and puts me in a good mood. I’m influenced by a lot of music but if I could take an album that fits all my needs, if only for survival….it would be Propaghandi - Potemkin City Limits. One of my favourite albums and the riffs are to die for.
Adam: For me that changes all the time! But a timeless album that I could always go back to would be Foo Fighters – Colour and Shape. Released in 1997 it could be released today and sound fresh and new. I can also remember the videos for Everlong and Monkey Wrench on Kerrang and MTV2 just being captivating!
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?
Kyle: I’m gonna “Shawshank Redemption” this and go for 'Enema of the State' by Blink 182 cos… well y'know.
Adam: Green Day - Insomniac. Back in those days when we had to buy CD’s I used to listen to albums with headphones on my bed and just go through the booklets reading the lyrics and really taking in the art work! I feel like those days are long gone now as I stream music from Spotify I barely notice the artwork! Going back to the Insomniac album cover though every time you look at it you see something different and looking back at where Green day were then to where they are now – the woman in the picture playing guitar would never have liked them then; but I bet she does now!
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?
Kyle: Vodka and Diet Coke. To keep healthy and to get pissed quicker lol
Adam: Boring on this one but I’d have just a nice IPA or lager.
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?
Kyle: Every band has released a line of bottle openers in their time. So it’ll be one of those, open a sea-washed bottle, write a note, send for help... Rescued!
Adam: Would definitely be my We Are The Ocean T-shirt! They were such an awesome band, the T design looks like a beer mat! It’s really cool.
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?
Kyle: My “Freebee list” lol
But I won’t delve into whose on it! Haha.
Adam: Dave Grohl. – His voice is so calming and his stories would just make time go so fast. And over time maybe I could convince him that Taylor Hawkins went down with the ship so that I could join his band when we are rescued!
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?
Adam: A Walkman and a tape! You must’ve known we were old. I saw Biffy Clyro recently in an outdoor venue in Cardiff; I think I could listen to that set endlessly it was incredible.
Kyle: I’m with Adam there! A Walkman and a tape?! Suppose mine would be Muse at Hullabaloo, Le Zenith, Paris. That show is unreal. Definitely a show that defined them and had two of the best b-sides they released.
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?
Kyle: Ah ha ha!! Glad I saved the bottle opener eh?
Easy one this. Any member of Alestorm. They would bring a boat, booze and a range of metal shanties to sing on the way back.
Adam: Left wing here – John Fieldman; he would bring a shit load of coffee and just think totally outside the box to get us home! Plus he knows everyone so he could hook us up when we’re back safe.
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?
Adam: oh easy Kyle! He’d be stressing so much we’d get a good hearty meal and some peace and quiet!
Kyle: oh thanks Ad! What do you mean hearty as well?!? Then again, yeah I’d probably be the first to go. Lol
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?
Adam: There’s no one person who has shaped me as a musician or a person. I take inspiration from so many different places. I think from a drumming perspective someone called Anika Nilles is really inspirational as she is such an awesome drummer and inspiring woman (I have a daughter so that resonates with me). musically there's so many bands and artists over the years that have rubbed off on me in so many different ways. Can I just let them all go down with the ship and die heroes?
Kyle: There’s been so many influences in my life so if I’m going to go personal, I’m gonna go the closest to home. There’s tons of famous musicians I call influences, but one of the biggest has to be Dave McPherson from Inme. I loved this band when I was younger, love them now, but back then they were a trio and just so huge in sound. Dave has gone through so much in his career and his love of music never steered away from him. That’s something I find incredible and what I want to be also, such positivity needs to be in all musicians I think. I ended up supporting Dave on an acoustic stint of 3 dates round England and Wales, and now we’re mates. It’s a cool thing to say cos I’ve been such a fan of his work for so long and it’s great to hear from him in Facebook or other areas. Go see him live if you get the chance.