Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Die So Fluid.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
DIE SO FLUID: I am Mr Drew, guitarist, in a rock three piece fronted by female singer/bassist Grog. We put out our first album in 2004 and have toured in around 25 different countries. We have just released our fifth studio album which was completed with the drumming and mixing of Justin Bennett of Skinny Puppy/ Thrill Kill Kult. He replaced drummer and founder member, Al Fletcher, who died in 2016. We have just released a new video ‘Uncomplicated’ which may sound like bubblegum pop to a Metal Anarchist but this is a major feature of Die So Fluid that we swing violently from one style to another without any warning or logic. In the land of contemporary rock we are a drunken roller coaster ride in the dark which is something I intend to do this weekend now I’ve thought of it.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
DIE SO FLUID: Deftones, Rush, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Black Sabbath, Helmet, Police, Dead Kennedys.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
DIE SO FLUID: The latest album is called ‘One Bullet From Paradise’ and readers should check it out to give their ears a break from all that Djent. Grog sings from the soul with no Cookie Monster or opera understudy pretentions and the songs are genuinely tuneful, riff laden and have lyrics about actual stuff. Plus it was a big deal just to get it done and all you have to do is stick it on Spotify and listen for free while you play sweet video games. Better than saving up paper round money and standing in a queue at Woolworth’s to get the new Iron Maiden album on it’s first day of release like I had to when I were a lad.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
DIE SO FLUID: Probably the most attractive audience you’ll ever see at a rock show. Seriously don’t come for the music – come to hook up. Oh OK I guess the first time people see us they are always shocked by how big we sound for just three people. That’s really down to the way we write and arrange songs although I do get a lot of boys coming up to look at my pedal board hoping to see some magic stomp box that makes all that noise. Recently we have had more strings and keyboard instruments on the recordings so we decided to use a backing track on some songs live. It’s used sparingly with effect though, not like when we’ve been on tour with certain American bands where , in soundcheck, the band have visibly stopped playing yet the music including vocals has carried on.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
DIE SO FLUID: I’m not so sure about the longevity of rock ‘n’ roll anymore. In a way it seems like an artform where everything had already been done before I even started to do it. I think to stay relevant Grog and I need to start a YouTube channel where she shares her mystic teachings and Yoga practices and I can do guitar repair and West Indian cooking. Justin can guest occasionally with fresh ideas for hair styling and ferocious breakbeats.