Both brothers have worked on numerous musical projects over the years but finally came together to "write the music they want to listen to".
How long have you been making music?
In this carnation (Lizzardfrequency)about two years. Iain and I (Mark) have been involved in numerous
musical projects over the years but came together to write music we'd want to listen to.
What inspired your latest single/EP/album?
Suck in Light (can't tune out) currently on ITunes is a revolution song, It's about the unseen people. The ones who do all the s*** the rest don't want to do. People who wouldn't have time to know we're in a recession because everyday is just making ends meet. The same people who would find the energy to lead a revolution. Quite timely in some respects. Someone coined a phase about the sound of the Lizzardfrequency's, "It's music for angry janitors", that fits perfectly.
We Could (love song to desperation) is the other single so to speak on our current EP. It's a love song in the classic sense but the twist is that it's about people who know that there is nothing more then they have and that there's no way of getting any more. It's been called the theme for the lost generation., a song for these who could never make it on to a talent show.
What process do you go through to create your music?
"Standing in fields dressed as a scarecrow for hours on end" Is is the only way we can explain the so-called creative process. We started working together as Lizzardfrequency to write something we wanted to listen to.
We set out with a mantra to work to "From Mind to hand". Anything we came up with was valued and ours.
We've been very lucky that this seems to have worked, we don't know how but we have amassed a large number of songs, part songs and ideas all with a thread that links them as Lizzardfrequency.
How would you describe your sound?
We are aliens,voyeurs,outsiders, trapped for awhile on this fantastic, amazing, beautiful, bewildering, heart breaking planet. There is no escape and only one way out and we only have a little time. The only way we can comment about how we feel about the place while paying our way is to write music about the things that surround us. It's a little like rock and roll.
What would your dream collaboration be?
David Sylvian and David Bowie. Music is about nostalgia and feelings listening to anything by Bowie will take us both back to the moment we first heard him back in the day. With our friends we'd listen trying to gatecrash his crazy brilliant amazing world. I blame Bowie for all of this, maybe he's our demon. David Sylvian however is the musician we'd realistically choose to collaborate with. He is by far Britain's greatest living songwriter. He is constantly innovating the building of a song and he seems to inhabit a world where he has no fear in creating true beauty without contradiction from the mainstream. We defy anyone not to cry at some of the most beautiful heart pulling melodies ever written. He is the person we would like to spend time with and learn from.
Where can we catch you performing next?
The Royal Albert Hall, London, Monday 23rd April. We are proud to say that we have been asked by the charity Barnardo's to perform at this years Barnado's Young Supporters Concert. This is truly an honour and for an un-signed, secretive, semi-reclusive cyber based band, more then a little surreal.