My Fantasy Band: Marina Diamandis, Marina and the Diamonds
Friday 14 August 2009
Vocals - Brody Dalle
The Distillers frontwoman's voice is really raw and quite aggressive, but completely beautiful at the same time; she doesn't really sound like a woman. And she's an amazing frontperson: so much energy. I really want to see her new band Spinnerette, but it seems that every time they play over here I have a gig on myself, so I miss them. I'd love to meet her one day.
Guitar - Kurt Cobain
I was probably about nine years old when he died, but I eventually got into his music and like every other teenager on the planet, I loved him. He composed most of his songs on guitar, too.
Keys - Kate Bush
She's one of the most experimental artists, melodically and production wise. She does these fantastically odd arrangements. When I started, everyone said I sounded a bit like her but I'd never really listened to her before so I went out and got all her records, listened, and thought, "Wow, she's a genius".
Drums - Daniel Johnston
The only reason I got into Daniel Johnston was because Kurt Cobain was a big fan of his. He's schizophrenic and I reckon he would come out with some interesting, crazy drum arrangements. He seems like he's got a lot of anger inside of him, a lot of anguish.
Theremin - will.i.am
He's used the theremin on his recent records a lot so I'd really like to get him playing it. I'm not really into R&B, but I've got a few of the Black Eyed Peas albums and I just think he's not afraid to experiment; with the latest record, he's kind of done that through the production. They kind of do what they want whether people like them or not, which is nice.
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