Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Colorado's Candy Claws are my favourites right now!

Where are you located in this big wide world right now and what're you working on?
Fort Collins, CO, USA...We're touring right now for our latest LP, Hidden Lands. Thoughts of a new album are mixing around...dinosaurs??

Who did you grow up listening to?
Beach Boys, Starflyer 59. Lassie Foundation. John Denver. Avalanches.

Tell us a bit about your recent release 'Hidden Lands'.
This new album is a musical companion to "The Secret Life of the Forest," a book from the 1970s that Kay found. It has beautiful illustrations, and our music is meant to sound how the pictures look. It's a journey into the unseen processes of trees and plant life, from the tiny chemical reactions to the long, slow life cycle of a forest. We also take a look back into the deep time, the billions of years of life on earth before humans appeared.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever written a song about?
Switzerland at the World Cup

Did you initially, when starting out as a band, find it difficult to get your music out there and heard and secure shows or has it been relatively straight forward?
At first we weren't trying to get our music out there. We spent two years making an album in secret, not playing shows. It's always been our thing to make the best recordings we can, and worry about the live setup later. I think the album did more for catching people's attention than live shows have.

What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?
In headphones, alone in your bedroom, with a nature book from 1960 open on your knee.

What's been your favourite show you've played so far?
A beach party on a lake!

What's the best thing about being in a band and the worst thing?
Best Thing: Touring on the West Coast / Worst Thing: Leaving the West Coast

What're Candy Claw's near future plans, what's next for you guys?
We're touring a little more in October and November, then spending the deep winter months starting a new album, our favorite thing.