Almost every write-up that I read about Trust describes you as ‘Goth-something.’
How do you feel about that? Are you consciously trying to take instruction from
the Goth culture, or is it just lazy writers not knowing how to label your
Yeah, I think it’s the second. I don’t think that we tried
to make a Goth album at all. I don’t think that was the intention. But I’m sure
it sounds like some Goth music.
What were you
listening to while writing the album?
When I make music I don’t listen to other music, because
mine will never sound as good as what I listen to. That’s how is seems to go. I
wouldn’t be finishing any of my work if I were listening to other music.
You played with Death
From Above 1979 and Crystal Castles. What makes a live show stand out to you,
from a performer’s perspective?
It’s always interesting to play with bands that have a
different sound from you. I think that people come to see one band, and it’s
great to have a different vibe and to see how that is going to be received.
recording your second album. What kind of material can we expect?
The stuff that I’ve been going with is a lot more high
energy. It’s peaking. There’s no way that I would ever make an album with every
song sounding the same, so it’s going to have its highs and lows for sure.
Will it still get
I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t even know if I went out to
make a dance record [with TRST]. I
think it’s just how the songs felt like they should be. I just wanted to make
it epic, make it fast.