Band Spotlight: Whales In Cubicles

By February 11, 2014 Band, Spotlight

In our next band spotlight interview, we chat to Stef Bernardi of Whales In Cubicles about the band’s inspirations on new album, ‘Death In The Evening’.


S] Can you tell us the overriding themes present on Death In The Evening?

Stef] “Failure, acceptance and hope.”

S] What makes the band passionate about creating outside of music – think films and everyday events?

Stef] “We have done a lot of our own videos, and so that’s a medium we’re passionate about.”

S] ‘Yesterday’s News’ is such a tune, can you talk us through the inspirations for that one?

Stef] “It was really just a big ‘fuck you, I don’t care anymore. I am genuinely excited to be your past, the one you want to have nothing to do with, I’m going to revel in it.'”

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S] Can you also explain another favourite of ours, ‘All The Pretty Flowers’?

Stef] “In December last year, I went through a phase of total isolation for about a month. It’s about the neighbourhood I’ve lived in for the past six years. All the characters in the song are real I just changed their names.”

S] What are your favourite places to play up north, and why?

Stef] “Manchester is an all time favourite of ours, we seem to always have a great time up there. Newcastle is great too! oh so many, we love being up north.”

S] What are the band’s aims for the rest of 2014?

Stef] “Never a dull moment, off to Europe in March and more dates in April and May until the festival season. I’m working on songs for the second album right now.”

S] If you could come up with a Frankenstein’s monster for the Whales In Cubicles’ sound – the head of Nirvana, and the arms of Weezer for example, what would it be and why?

Stef] “Mark Kozelek’s [Red House Painters] eyes to see beauty in frailty, Neil Young’s heart to uplift and inspire, and Dave Grohl’s hands, to hit the drums really hard.”