The Anglo-Danish post-rock pair, Robin Maddicott and Joe Mountain have reconvened as The Blood Choir this year for a special ‘PRE-P’ issue of their Dartmoor recordings, which are released officially for the first time on 1st March 2019 via their independent imprint Village Recordings.
The guys from the band spoke with The Fountain about the new single and performing with John Parish.
TF: A new EP, how exciting, what can we expect from the record?
This is the EP that we made before our first album. We never got around to releasing it back then, so we decided to dust it off and put it out now. It’s kind of the missing link between our first/second albums and our upcoming third album This Bag, which we’re currently working on.
TF: You’ve titled it Dartmoor, what is it about Dartmoor that inspired this title?
I’ve just always liked it. I used to go there a lot when I was a kid & I’ve kept up a fascination with it. I had the title for a long time before I wrote the song.
TF: And you are scheduled to perform some dates, but have you Scotland scheduled yet to tour?
We were planning to play in Glasgow but that fell through unfortunately. We’ll be doing a more extensive tour later this year, which will hopefully include some Scotland dates.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Playing with John Parish last December was a good one.
TF: And how do you find working with Village Recordings?
Village Recordings is our own label that we set up back in 2016. There’s a lot more work involved releasing your own stuff, but then we own 100% of everything & have complete creative control so there are a lot of benefits also. We’re planning to start releasing music by other artists on the label soon.