Narrow Head on ’12th House Rock’ and its creative inspirations

By July 20, 2020 Features, Interviews, News

Check out Narrow Head, man. One of our favourite shoegaze bands, soooo good!

Hey guys, how are you today?

“Hey man, doing great. Carson speaking here.”

In what way is ’12 House Rock’ catharsis for you as a band? 

’12th House Rock’ is the culmination of 3/4 years of work for us as a band. When we started thinking about where to go after Spring Singles we were a three piece (Jacob, Will, and I) with a couple new songs and intentions of properly recording the previous 2 EP’s. To make a long story short, we spent the better part of 2 years recording and re-recording things, touring intermittently, and trying to figure out who, if anyone, was gonna put it out.  So it just feels good to get it into people’s ears after holding onto it for so long.


How do you define success as artists?

Owning a castle made of 24k gold. 8 car garage filled with European cars. On a serious note, i think it’s pretty well understood in this day and age, if you’re getting into music to get rich you desperately need to evaluate. I think we’re primarily chasing creative fulfillment more than any sort of material condition. That being said, being able to quit our day jobs and just focus on this would be nice, haha.

What motivates you outside of music, think specific people, places and movies for example? 

For me personally? My mom is honestly hugely inspirational haha. For the band in general I think we all just like art that feels as authentic and unfettered by outside influence as possible. Anything from our friend Barry’s painting to the comedy of Nathan Fielder or Eric Andre.

How are you looking forward to getting back to the UK, when this is done?

We talk all the time about how much we can’t get back to the UK (and hopefully continental Europe next time as well!) Hopefully by 2021 things are suitable for gatherings like shows again but who knows.

How do you look back at ‘Satisfaction’ now? 

I think the same way lots of people feel about works of theirs from years prior. Jacob and I are both proud of it and definitely appreciate what it did for us, but a lot of those songs just didn’t age well for us. I think it also gave us some much needed studio experience to prepare us for this record, and a clearer idea of what to do/not do from an engineering and recording perspective.

Interview: Dom Smith

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