Going Feral – I invented my own drink at Christmas called a Jazz Hands

Going Feral have a go at our 13 Questions and give us an insight to their fave swearing strategy and hatred of Marmite.

Self proclaimed math rock and post metal geeks, Going Feral decided to ditch the vocals for their recent releases.

The instrumental three piece have recently released their behemoth of a single – Too Late, It’s Already Too Late – a nearly 10 minute assault that will have you wanting to dig out all those Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor CDs that are winking at you from the back of the spare room.

There’s more in the can, but only if you’re wearing your PPE. Simply comprising drums, two guitars and pedal boards, this is a band that blasts heaviness. There’s an EP planned for later in the year. We’re all ears.

You know you want to. We hit them up with our usual 13 Questions. And they delivered.

  1. Where are you and what are you doing?

Yuri (Guitars): I’m at a warehouse and I am pretending to work…

Rob (Guitars): Currently rewatching the Daredevil series on Netflix. The pandemic has me running out of shows so I’m just watching old favourites on a loop again. I forgot how many bloody ninjas were in it.

  1. What is your favourite view?

Yuri: Either the seaside or mountains.

Rob: Right now I’m craving the sight of 4 half drunk, half interested people in front of a stage I’m playing on!

  1. What is your favourite swear word and why?

Yuri: “Kurwa” – picked it up from my polish colleagues! It rolls nicely off the tongue.

Rob: Fuck, like black it goes with everything and is naturally slimming.

  1. What was the first record / cd you bought with your own money?

Yuri: Coldplay – Parachutes

Rob: Dr Dre – 2001. Something about tales of street violence in Compton really spoke to a white boy from the English suburbs.

  1. Marmite. Yes, or no?

Yuri: Not really. Olive oil and salt works better spread on bread.

Rob: Dear God, no.

  1. If you could go to a gig right now, anywhere in the world, which band would you see? And in which venue?

Yuri: Russian Circles at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds

Rob: I would like to go to one of Every Time I Die’s TID the Season gigs they do in Buffalo, NY every Christmas. I’d also like to give special mention to the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds to see La Dispute, as I had tickets for their show there in April last year. Before it got rearranged, then rearranged, then finally cancelled.

  1. Who are your musical influences?

Yuri: David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Stephen Carpenter.

Rob: Jamie Lenman, La Dispute, Every Time I Die, and some lighter stuff like Elliott Smith. I tend to want to get super riffy and heavy for a while, then take a break and start listening to folky stuff that leaves me wanting to make a lo-fi acoustic album. Then the whole saga repeats in reverse!

  1. How do you like your eggs?

Yuri: Fried, always.

Rob: As far away from me as possible! (I hate eggs).

  1. Tell us something we don’t know.

Yuri: You can tell a jumper is part of a tracksuit if it has the letters “TS” on the care label.

Rob: Cats can be allergic to humans.

  1. Which city do you recommend we visit – and why?

Yuri: Tallinbest preserved medieval old town I have seen.

Rob: London is a fine place to spend a day, but prolonged exposure can result in a rash. Barcelona and LA have both got a lot of fond memories of me doing tourist things so I would give them a shout. Sorry they’re all really obvious…

  1. What’s your drink of choice?

Yuri: Stout

Rob: I invented my own drink at Christmas called a Jazz Hands – 3 parts vodka, 1 part Baileys. I was trying to make a White Russian and realised we had no Kahlúa when I was already halfway through. Necessity is the mother of invention! When I’m feeling less jazzy and/or festive you can’t beat a good Gin and Tonic either.

  1. What band or album do you think we should check out right now?

Yuri: Kylver – The Mountain Ghost

Rob: New Every Time I Die singles have all been great! Other than that, Hidden Mothers from Sheffield have made some excellent atmospheric post-black metal on their recent EP. And, also from Sheff – A math rock outfit called Great Deeds did a new EP last year.

  1. Do you have anything else to declare?

Yuri: Jungle is massive.

Rob: Big beats are the best, get high all the time.

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