No Teeth – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
NT: Experimental Noise Rock outfit from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
NT: Born deep amongst the warm clutches of 2016, No Teeth have gradually expanded their cast to that of the formidable 6 man squadron that they exist as today. We have developed a menacing live reputation across the North East but are looking to spread our good word across the country.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
NT: Mud residue collected from the left boot of Marty Robbins, the great yet uneasy cauterwauling of the garden sparrow and liquefied pint glasses.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
NT: Obviously everything’s a little misty at the minute but hopefully once all the COVID stuff has calmed down we can get an album recorded and hopefully take our live performance to a few more places around the UK.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
NT: As a collective we all play a major part in songwriting, can get a little heated obviously with there being 6 of us and us all having different ideas about where a song is going to go, but we get our heads together and make it work! We don’t tend to have an agenda when writing songs so they don’t necessarily have to be about anything at all.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
NT: We use a lot of online stuff and of course the old fashioned word of mouth never hurt anyone. We’ve played a lot of gigs in Newcastle over the years but its nice seeing new faces at every one. That is if we don’t scare them off.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
NT: We use bandcamp a lot as its an easily accessible site that is fair in proportion of royalties from the downloads are shared, helps as it is quite hard to make money from streaming unfortunately. I’m not sure as to whether you mean illegal downloading or not though.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
NT: Busy Day, best song ever written.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
NT: Unorganised crockery, disheartening pictures of people eating cereal and not enjoying themselves, free refillable drinks and that ineffable bloodlust that old men feel towards pasrty.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
NT: The release of our recent single “1930s Graphic Design Menopause/Savers Teabags” was a proud moment for us as we’ve been looking foward to it for a long time and its been great to see it all come together. Hats off to Blank Expression for organising the whole reputable jig, its been a first for us and its going really well.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
NT: As of currently we have all lost our sanity in lockdown but can assure that we will gradually be rebuilding ourselves as soon as the opportunity arises that we can make music again.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
NT: We use bandcamp for a lot of our stuff but our new single is available on most major streaming platforms