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We had a quickie with Taxi Violence frontman George van der Spuy

2014-09-05 02:00

Cape Town – Taxi Violence is celebrating 10 years of making music with the release of their 5th album on Saturday.

And ahead of this awesome achievement, we got to ask frontman George van der Spuy a few questions.

Check it out here:

Your new album launches on 6 September, what can people expect and what is special about this one?

People can expect 12 brand spanking new songs from Tenfold. We contemplated doing a best of album but then we thought that would be lame, only big record labels do that and it wouldn’t make it special enough for our fans. Tenfold is the sound, the energy and intensity of all our albums over 10 years put together. It’s like we’ve now finally found the right recipe and sound that defines Taxi Violence. This is our best work to date.

You guys will be touring again soon with your new album and you have toured a lot in the past, and we know the saying what happens on tour, stays on tour… but, please can you share one of your funniest or weirdest tour stories with us?

We arrived late for a gig in Benoni (of all places) one night and we had to pretty much go straight onto stage but it was a long trip so I needed to go to the loo first. I got stuck in the cubicle and had to phone one of the guys off stage to open the door for me… the guy at the urinal was laughing his head off because he overheard the whole conversation. He then proceeded to point me out on stage to all his mates when we were playing the show, who then also had a chuckle on my behalf. All you can do is laugh at yourself in situations like this.

What is the one thing that no one knows about you?

I sleep the most on tour (to rest the voice of course) and nobody lets me drive on tour (have no clue why but it suites me fine). Louis needs his coffee in the morning or he’s a bit cranky, Jason is also our manager and looks the youngest although he is actually the oldest of us all, and Rian drinks the most on tour. Jason and I have to always share a room because we both snore; otherwise we get things thrown at us when we sleep.

Who would you rather have a quickie with, Francois van Coke or Jack Parow?

Francois van Coke when he’s clean shaven and only slightly tipsy.

If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be?

Wow, there are so many! I think it would have to be Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. He is a big inspiration to us all and we love his style of music and writing… but then there’s also Jack White, Dave Grohl, Robert Plant and the guys that produce the UNKLE albums.  

Taxi Violence will be launching their new album Tenfold at The Assembly on Saturday, 6 September. Get all the info here.

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