1 Mar 2015

Nine Questions with Matt Rendon (The Resonars / The Butterscotch Cathedral)

Nine Questions is a new regular feature on the Active Listener, where we ask our favourite artists nine simple questions and get all sorts of answers....

Today....Matt Rendon from the Resonars & the Butterscotch Cathedral .

What was the first record you bought? 
The first I can remember is Wild Thing by the Troggs.

What was the last record you bought? 
The Abigails - Tundra.

What's one thing about you that very few people know? 
Pretty bad temper in the studio, but only with my own stuff.

If you could record with any one artist who would it be and why? 
Keith Moon. Can you imagine having that guy drumming on one of your songs?!

Who should we be listening to right now? 
The Electric Magpie, Tele Novella, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, the Wrong Words.

Vinyl, CD or digital? 

Tell us about your latest release.
The Butterscotch Cathedral is an experiment in which I had my friend Chris Ayers write lyrics and then I built songs around them. It opened up some avenues for different sounds - lots of Moog, organ, and special effects. Both sides are one continuous suite (with the exception of the side 2 opener, Loud Heavy Sun). I suppose it's psychedelic, but it covers a lot of ground.

What's next for you, musically? 
Recording the next LP. It'll be either the Resonars, or under my given name. Thinking about putting the whole Resonars thing to bed actually.

What's for dinner?
Salad from spinach grown in my backyard!


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