DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring The Abstraction

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring The Abstraction

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 The Abstraction 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. 

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?

It would have to be Counterparts - Prophets. One of my favourite bands and albums of all time. And Jordan Valerie (the producer) is someone I follow in terms of production and working on my own skill set. Back to back, it’s an absolute banger.

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?

The Erra - Drift album artwork. Again, another favourite band of mine, an incredible bum and colourful artwork. Plus it’s a jellyfish, which is pretty fitting for a desert island, right?

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?

It’s gotta be a Beavertown Neck Oil beer for me. I’m a fan of my lager. But I’m not gonna lie, Fireball was a very close second. But if I’m going to be deserted for some time, I’ll take a few cold beers all day.

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?

I would say a LetLive tee shirt that’s fashioned into a vest, for the heat. LetLive were probably my favourite band of all time. So I’d absolutely rep them, plus they had some great merch!

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?

Probably Emma Stone, if she gave me a second look! But maybe the odds of that being a reality being alone together for some time would increase. Who knows?!

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring The Abstraction

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?

Letlive - Live at Fishing in Orfu. If I’m chilling at home and fancy some music or getting ready for a night out, that is absolutely my go to. It’s such a great show in a great location. Just hits hard in terms of my personal taste, so no competition there.

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?

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. He’s a legend of course, but I’m sure he has his own plane and a pilots license. Could there be anyone better to call?

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?

Well shit. I’m a solo project, so that’s a real tough spot to be in really! I’ll just have to hope some other poor soul washes up to keep me ticking over!

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?

Im in grave danger of sounding like a broken record here, but it’s gotta be Jason Butler (ex LetLive, Fever 333). His energy and creativity has been hugely inspirational for me, particularly in my post hardcore years and writing/touring that kind of music. His ability to show huge amounts of energy, have so much fun and emotive connect with a crowd as well is unmatched, in my opinion. Just an amazing dude!

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