DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring She Burns Red
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 She Burns Red sat on the beach. The island is far from the bands 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.
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?
Scott: Helmet - Meantime.
It’s a heavily consistent album and innovative in the music that I love
James: Danko Jones - We Sweat Blood...
It’s the ultimate party album and if you're gonna be stuck on a desert island you don't want some depressing shit. You want all killer no filler pure rock n roll
Naz: Peter Gabriel - Up
It’s one of the most representative albums of my musical journey. I've learned so much about music and production and arrangements from it
Andy: Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American.
Every song is a 9 or a 10. The order of it is perfect, it’s not too long. It’s just an absolute perfect album from start to finish.
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?
James: Either Kiss Love Gun they're just proper superhero figures and I love their music. They've been one of the few constants throughout my life and if you're ever feeling low, just chuck on a Kiss record and you're sorted. Or Bill Hicks Rant in E minor cause he's such a dude
Naz: Steel Panther Balls Out. It’s a hot model holding two balls and a thread. It's funny and nice to look at. I don't think it needs any more explanation
Scott: There's nothing left to lose by the Foo Fighters... I have a tattoo of the same logo on Dave’s neck on my wrist. So it's a reminder of home.
Andy: Dookie By Green Day. There's so much going on so I guess you could make up little stories and scenarios to keep yourself amused and when madness hits they can be your friends. I'd 100% love a dog that few a jet plane dropping bombs.
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?
James: Jack Daniels and coke... it’s a staple of my alcohol intake and if this shit is free and on tap then I'll take it all day every day until I pass out and do it all over again
Naz: Guinness. It’s a meal in a drink. Keep the calories up and it tastes great.
Scott: Blue Moon, Its great on a hot day to quench the thirst and it’s going to be damn hot on a desert island. Id drink it anyway so it's just a great reason to drink it more.
Andy: it depends, do you get the ingredients separate? if so, Espresso Martini, hear me out! I'll have vodka, coffee, kaluha and syrup. Fuck knows what i can do with the syrup? maybe use it in a trap to get rabbits or something?
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?
James: My Iron Maiden cut off killers t shirt. It’s one of the best albums from my childhood. It got me into metal and it’s a bad ass design. Cut off cause of the sun and that too
Naz: Motley Crue t shirt... great artwork and logo design man
Scott: My Ghost hat. Anyone who knows me will know its constantly on my head. I barely go our without it so saying it would be something else is a downright lie
Andy: Kiss Speedos, they must do them right?
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?
James: Kristin Wiig... she's both funny and really pretty so it's like the best of everything. Someone you can have laugh with that's also nice to look at.
Scott: Dave Grohl cause we could beat box an album a day cause we have so much time on my hands. He also has all the stories
Naz: Bear Grylls. Cause he'll help me survive and make me drink my own piss.
Andy: Wilson from Castaway, he knows how to keep you company and how to build rafts.
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?
James: The men that will not be blamed for nothing at Bannermans... fuck me that was such a funny show and the band are just incredible. A good punk show with comical interludes. Bangin'
Naz: Richie Kotzen live 2015. Every time I listen to its a masterclass of guitar and songwriting. Everytime I listen to it I hear something new
Scott: set the world ablaze - Killswitch engage. It’s just a fucking high energy gig that gets you pumped up. They were at the top of their game for that show and it's a quick way to get my energy levels up
Andy: Muse at Download a few years ago. it was all their absolute bangers and heavy stuff! Was unbelievable
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?
James: I'd go for Scott in this band... if he didn't manage the rescue attempt I know it would make him feel bad forever that I'd died alone. Outside of this band I'd go for Fish from South of Salem. He's technical as fuck and would probably fashion a helicopter out of used beer cans to come rescue us
Scott: Bruce Dickinson. He's got a plane. could come and rescue me and I'd have access to all the trooper booze on the iron maiden plane for the journey home.
Naz: Brian May cause he's a doctor of astronomy and he could follow the stars to reach me. Maybe write a rhapsody for me
Andy: Well definitely not Bono, he's still not found what he's looking for! Nick Mason? Helicopters and cool cars
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?
James: Andy... he's a big lad and there will be some eating on him
Naz: Andy... you gotta eat and he's chunky man
Scott: Andy. He's the biggest.
Andy: Well. I guess that's me fucked
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?
Scott: Neil Peart cause he was the doctor of drums and could teach me a thing or a million
James: Danko Jones man. He's such a phenomenal musician and writes a the best tunes
Naz: Slash because he's the reason I decided I wanted to be a musician.
Andy: Probably big James, not for any slushy reasons but the thought of going the rest of eternity without calling him a dick every five mins makes me sad.
Thanks for your time. We hope you get back to dry land before you're next due out on tour!
Thank you for having us... I really hope we do or it could make the travel costs excessive!