The Interview with
THE POST NOBLES
AudioFuzz had the distinct pleasure to ask the band, The Post Nobles, some question. And of course, we got some great answers. Thanks guys.
1. Here comes the obvious. How long have you guys been playing music, and how long have you been together?
We usually cite The Strokes as one of the bands that really inspired us to formulate the band. Over the years our taste has mixed and morphed itself throughout many different genres. From classics like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and The Velvet Underground, to contemporary acts like Jack White and all of his associated acts, the Flaming Lips, Pavement, MGMT, etc. Right now (and for the last 4 years) we delve deep into the psychedelic creations of the Australian band Tame Impala and it’s brother acts like Pond. For some reason or another Kieran is going through a major Moby bender at the moment. Andrew can’t stop listening to JC & The Voidz and Mac DeMarco. Ricky is stuck in his usual phase of Pink Floyd and the Bee Gees. We’re convinced that Denis is about to start his own investigative television show to locate the whereabouts of legendary ex-Flaming Lips guitarist Ronald Jones, don’t put it past him.
3. Is there a significance to the name The Post Nobles? Were there pre-nobles or Peasants?
The Post Nobles is a homophone of Post No Bills, a sign that frequents the greater New York City area. In a time when Nobility has become a long lost notion, we like to think we can bring it back to life. There was certainly a pre-nobles, even if it was never an official title. Everyone starts off as some sort of peasant in this life- it’s an honor though, to be a peasant. It’s a very childlike sort of living, very Zen, you know? Just living, not trying to meet expectations or please others.
4. I love your music, being a huge early Floyd fan. I was wondering; were you a fan of some of the other psychedelic bands, for example, Tyrannosaurus Rex (pre-electric), maybe Julian Cope or Robyn Hitchcock?
5. Do you love playing live or studio work best? What are some of the pros and cons? Is your live show psychedelic or plain stage, if you know what I mean?
Our job this summer is translating that live energy and magic into the best album since the Space Jam Soundtrack.
6. When are you touring? Are you coming to Pittsburgh?
7. Last question: anything you want to talk about that I haven’t asked? Are you reading anything interesting? If you were an animal (wild or domestic), what would you be?
Ricky the Splendid Squirrel
Andrew the Oceangoing Orca
Denis the Majestic Seahorse
Jack the Great Bear
Kieran the Kickin’ Kangaroo.