Q&A – American Fangs

Q&A – American FangsQ&A – American FangsQ&A – American Fangs

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American Fangs played the Download Festival on Friday 12th, ahead of the release of their new album Dirty Legs.  Brumlive’s Dave Musson managed a quick Q&A with Gabriel from the band during their hectic schedule.

Your set at Download this weekend was incredible – how did you enjoy playing it?

It was dope and short lived! We went 150 mph as usual and lived to enjoy as much of the festival as we could.

Did you get to check out any other bands over the weekend? If so, who did you see and were they any good?

We caught Hell yeah, Allusondrugs, Young Guns and Slipknot to name a few…but slipknot was incredible. They evolve and evolve.

Would you like to come back and play Download again some time?

Fuck no.  – Just kidding. We would be there in a heartbeat. Rain or shine.

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What’s the story of American Fangs? How did you form etc?

The story is continuing for better or for worst but The Houston Texas music scene initially brought us together. We agreed to abandon our jobs in the pursuit of becoming road dogs…since then..the story has developed into doing Fangs when it makes sense, playing where it’s fucking rad, and staying away from assholes.

How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?

A young child described it as, and I quote, “It makes you want to take off your clothes and run naked through the garden.”

You have a new album coming out very soon – what can we expect from that?

We’re still a catchy bunch, but in contrast to the previous record, It’s uglier, resentful, drunk and just plain mad.

Can you describe the new album in no more than three words?
flammable, aloof, masturbate

Will you be coming back to the UK any time soon?

I suppose that’s up to the UK and the response to this album. If it were up to us, we wouldn’t have left in the first place.

Where can people find out more about you?






Questions and photographs: Dave Musson


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