INTERVIEW

“”It’s like a calculator wrapped in meat,” enthuses dreadlocked guitarist Andy “but old dodgy meat that’s full of steroids and shit, so when you’re eating it, it makes you feel a bit weird, hyperactive, sweaty and a bit uncomfortable, but still satisfied and meaty.” So that, in their own words, is the sound of Bristol […]

“”It’s like a calculator wrapped in meat,” enthuses dreadlocked guitarist Andy “but old dodgy meat that’s full of steroids and shit, so when you’re
eating it, it makes you feel a bit weird, hyperactive, sweaty and a bit uncomfortable, but still satisfied and meaty.” So that, in their own
words, is the sound of Bristol disco destroyers, Turbowolf. Any questions thus far? No? Then let’s continue.

Of the rotten mathematical meat analogy we’re inclined to agree,
especially after we witness our first live Turbowolf show, later tonight at East London’s Spitz.
Leading the weirdness is drummer Chris D who punishes his kit only while wearing a horse’s head, an owl or ghoul mask, or a pair of bank robber
tights over his face. Moustachio’d frontman Chris C and synth babe Beth hold up their end of oddities with the former wearing a thick black
shades/boxer shorts and vest combo, and the latter dressed as a primary-coloured Indian Chief, with full headdress to boot. Along with head thrashing bassist Jeremy all five members equally bring the high octane, hyperactive, sweaty and satisfying sound of Turbowolf to life; a sound that could zap Frankenstein’s monster into life and fill even the apathetic comatosed with a lust for speed rock mixed with apocalyptic disco.

Having evolved from a GunsN’Roses influenced outfit, Turbowolf added the electronic icing that creates their unique genre-spanning sound having
realised the likes of Mot√∂rhead had already covered all bases of originality within straight rock. “We listen to a lot of weird music like
Japanese synth pop, which we couldn’t put in there,” reasons Andy, “now we embrace everything.” And in doing so Turbowolf have become our new favourite meaty, sweaty, kick-ass band.”

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