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Quarantine Interview, Part 1: The Venus Fly Trap

I don’t suppose anyone else has ever taken a musical journey, whether it’s streaming music or listening to the radio. Then while on this journey, you come across a band or artist that lures you in with their beauty, edginess or sleekness. Before you know it, there is no turning back and now you are a fan.

The Venus Fly Trap of the United Kingdom may lure you in like a Venus flytrap but you should be fine. You could probably ask to take a selfie with them. They are not an actual Venus flytrap. If you see a Venus flytrap plant in the wild, it’s best to just take a quick picture and walk away. FYI: The plant could be on the endangered species list soon.

In fact, The Venus Fly Trap – the band, not the plant- are here on the blog today. Please welcome The Venus Fly Trap to the blog.

Where have you been staying in 2020?

In my hometown of Northampton,Midlands,UK(famous for Bauhaus,Alan Moore and the film Kinky Boots).

What have you been doing during times of quarantine?

When not in lockdown have been running my record shop SPIRAL ARCHIVE RECORDS and when i have been closed shifted to selling online,also busy promoting the band via various interviews.

https://www.facebook.com/SpiralArchiveRecords

Have you found or re found any hobbies?

Not really,just been too busy putting items on my ebay shop,the main priority is to make a living to get me through to when i can re open,play gigs,dj etc…

What have you been listening to lately?

I have eclectic tastes,when im in the shop i have Radio 6 on it seems to cover most genres of music things that have stood out include Squid,Idles,Slaves,King Gizzard…

Has your songwriting process changed this year?

Without gigs theres less motivation to write,but we have been working on a couple of new songs which will be released later in the year.

Is there any message that you would like to convey to fans?

Bands need your support now to keep them going till they can play again…

What is something positive that has happened to you during 2020?

Put out a release VENUS FLY TRAP/ALEX NOVAK-MERCURIAL CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN),its a career spanning retrospective covering all the bands and projects i have been involved with,further releases are planned for 2021.VENUS FLY TRAP-TIME LAPSE 1989-1994 CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN)which selects tracks from the albums TOTEM,PANDORAS BOX and LUNA TIDE an alternative album for this alternate reality.

https://glassmodern.bandcamp.com/album/mercurial-1978-2018

OUT NOW is ACHILLES HEEL on download…

ACHILLES HEEL video

https://www.facebook.com/thevenusflytrapuk

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