“Living In Dystopia” was the first single I heard from Crux. I really liked the track but wanted so much more. The track alone is powerful, there’s no denying that, but I just wanted more to really get a feel for this band’s sound. Sadly, Crux does not have a full release out yet (although they are working on one) so I figured I would do the next best thing to get to know this group a little bit better– an e-interview! So let’s have some fun with this super amazing group!
Everyone says that every crowd is their favorite but, what city has the best audience and why is it Minneapolis?
Haha I wish I could say Minneapolis but we’ve never played there! My answer is going to be very biased, as it’s where we’re from, but Newcastle in the UK is easily the best crowd. No atmosphere competes; we’re very loud and very proud!
What’s a new hobby you have taken up during quarantine? If no hobby, is there a random TV show that you binged/ have a very strong opinion on?
I’ve been trying to burn off all the lockdown fat I’ve put on, and take one-minute breaks between sets during my workouts, and I’m really proud that I’ve mastered the art of ending the stopwatch on my phone at exactly 1 minute. I feel it’s something even Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda would struggle to do.
Apart from that my average time on my phone has increased by about two hours and I’ve binged every series there is to watch on Netflix. I definitely could’ve used all that lost time to learn something new or do something productive. One opinion that I will share is that of all the programs I’ve watched, Mr. Robot is easily the best of all time.
What’s your go-to coffee order?
Admittedly, I don’t drink coffee… Boring right? I tell you what’s even more boring, I don’t drink, smoke, or consume any other recreational substances. I know Jake, our lead guitarist, is a big coffee drinker. His coffee choice is equally as boring as mine as it’s the polar opposite, he has black coffee all the time.
Are you okay with unconventional interview questions? (too late!)
As we say from my neck of the woods, “wey aye!” I think I prefer them to conventional interview questions; it’s quite a refreshing change!
Did Matt Skiba help or hurt Blink 182? Or, if you have no opinion, that’s fine too (although I’ll absolutely be judging you)!
You’re probably going to judge me for this, I can’t say I know Blink 182 well enough to gauge whether he had a positive or negative impact on the band. They’ve definitely released more albums since he’s joined, though I’m not sure they’ve had as many hits, so I’m going to be impartial on the matter. Like Switzerland!
Favorite lyrics of all time? (it can be a full song, a phrase, etc. just please let me know who it is and what song!)
Ooo very good question. One set of lyrics immediately comes to mind from “Hoodoo” by Muse:
“I’ve had recurring nightmares that I was loved for who I am, and missed the opportunity to be a better man”
A few of the lyrics from “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” – Pink Floyd are also a strong contender:
“Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky. Shine on you crazy diamond”
The funniest lyrics of all time have to be from “Never Fight A Man With A Perm” – IDLES:
“Me, oh me, oh my, Roy, you look like a walking thyroid. You’re not a man, you’re a gland, you’re one big neck with sausage hands”
What’s your favorite topping(s) on pizza?
Another boring answer from me, I mostly have Margherita’s. Though, whenever I go to Pizza Punks, I go absolutely batshit with toppings and have a barbecue sauce base with chili cheese and add mushrooms, pineapple, mac and cheese, spinach, and en egg. It sounds disgusting, and everyone judges me for it, but it’s actually lush.
What’s the first thing you will do when the world is back to normal? (come on– don’t just say play a show, we all want that)
Go to Flares (a chain of clubs in the North of England) and dance to ABBA, and boogie all night long to Baccara, and consume many J2O’s, inadvertently giving myself type 2 diabetes.
If you could compare yourself to an animal, what would it be and why?
I think everyone would agree with me when I say my spirit animal is a sloth, mainly because I’m never in a rush to do anything (I’m also late to everything). I also sleep as much as a sloth and have geet big gangly limbs like a sloth. You’re probably going to need Google to translate to understand what I’m saying, ‘geet big’ is Geordie slang for massive.
Favorite method of listening to music (i.e. vinyl, cassette, 8-track, etc.)
I’m one of those vinyl hipsters who swirls a glass of organic orange juice and nonchalantly states to whoever’s listening that vinyl is the best way to listen to music.
If you were to rob a bank, what would be the song playing in the getaway car as you escape?
It would have to be “Sardines” by Kid Kapichi for the lyrics, “They say crime don’t pay, well neither do they”, but also because it’s an absolute banger.
Organic orange juice while listening to vinyl, playing the Switzerland card on my Blink-182 question– the answers I got from these guys just intrigued me even more. What a fun interview with such a great band. I am so anxious to hear what they have up their sleeves as far as new tracks but, for the time being, I guess I’ll just keep listening to “Living in Dystopia” on repeat.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some of my silly questions, guys! To everyone else– show Crux some love and keep an eye on their socials for updates!
Here’s the video for “Living in Dystopia” that intrigued me upon first listen:
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