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Interview with Black Angel

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Q: Tell the readers who you are and what you do A: We are Black Angel, we are an essentially a two-man Gothic rock outfit from Los Angeles. I am a UK musician and Producer We are Black Angel, we are an essentially a two-man Gothic rock outfit from Los Angeles. I am a UK musician and producer living here in Los Angeles, we are now on our sixth album. We just released lascivious, available on cd in Vinyl from our merch store. You can grab a copy now. Q: Favorite road snack? A: Good question, I’m definitely a fan of convenience foods, but I guess my favorite, a cocktail nuts, I don’t think I could go on a road trip without any. And does red wine count? I think that can be a snack to write? That’s another essential, as long as I’m not driving:) Q: If you were a salad, what dressing would it have?

A: If I were a salad with dressing, would it have? I guess it would probably be balsamic vinaigrette, I do like things that are a little bit shop and tangy. Q: Tell a story about a song that had a big impact on you when you were growing up. A: That Hass to be music, I grew up in Bristol in the 1980s, and find myself in goth clubs, I loved the people, the atmosphere, the sound, and the whole experience that set me on the path that I’m on today and without that experience our current project, Black Angel would not exist

Q: How did you develop your sound?

A: Time and experience, I said out with a goal of what I wanted to do and I had a fairly good idea now after the project has been going for years I have a wall of guitars and bases and a drum kit right in front of me and I’m in a very fortunate position where I can pick and choose the same that I want to create, I also have a recording studio attached to the house, which makes life so much easier when creativity stirs Q: Who is your dream collab?

A: I guess there’s only one that would be possible these days, and that would be The Cult, definitely one of my favorite Gothic rock bands that spans over three decades of listening to them, although it would be a dream collab, we are definitely not worthy Q: If you couldn’t do what you do, what would you do?

A: I’m definitely in a lucky place, I try and balance, my life between filming music, my career, my day job, is actually my dream job, I get to work in the film industry as a sound re-recording mixer so essentially, I mix all of the elements together that create the soundtrack for a film or TV show when you go, watch it in the cinema or at home, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and it’s something I do now, I work from one of the major studios, and I find myself in a very fortunate position, the rest of the time I spend time with my family and making music, it’s a total dream job, so what would I do if I couldn’t do these things, I would hate to even think about that Q: What is your motivation?

A: It’s definitely one goal and that is to create a song or set of songs that when they get played in the clubs, they give that person the same experience I had when I first listened to those songs Wayback win in the 80s in the gothicrock clubs, there was nothing better than to hear a song being played by the DJ that caught your ear, and you immediately jumped up Onto the dance floor, if I can create music that gives somebody that feeling then that’s the best feeling in the whole world 9. Have you had any weird fan interactions?

A: No, nothing too weird yet, we did have a avid fan in Germany, who we do think is extremely awesome, they decided to decorate the house with a Black Angel merchandise which included a Black Angel shower curtain, a Black Angel, bathmat, and a full Black Angel bathroom set, including duvet, I don’t think that’s weird. I think that is extremely awesome. Q: Where can people follow you?

A: We have most of our listeners on Bandcamp, you can listen to all of our albums that, there’s also the unfortunately, but necessary corporate entity of Spotify and Apple iTunes, we have everything online there to listen, you can also go to our website and read interviews, watch videos, and get more info about what we are all about.

Q: Are you working on anything new?

A: Yes, we are working on our sixth studio album right now, we are just about to start the process and watch the space. As in one years time, we will have just released it, fingers crossed.

Q: What do you want to say to your fans who might read this? A: If you’re reading this and you are already assigned a Black Angel, then we just want to say thank you so much, you guys are the most important people on the planet in terms of Black Angel, you keep us going you are the ones that have supported us over the years and without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue so thank you so much for your support. You’ve been absolutely amazing.

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