Ahead of their appearance this saturday at Deco Records latest all dayer at The Peer Hat, MIMR spoke to one half of noise rock duo Binge who are set to blow the roof off with their intense whirlwind of a set, Rob explains everything you need to know….
MIMR: Thrilled to have you on MIMR, who are Binge and how best would you describe your sound?
Rob: Binge is myself, Rob, and Mark, we’re an instrumental two piece based in Manchester, consisting of guitar and drums. We make a lot of noise between the two of us, our sound has been compared to an avalanche, toothache or a form of bullying.
MIMR: Your stage presence and appearance on stage is something to behold, what are your objectives when you take to the stage and what’s the story behind your look on stage?
Rob: Our live shows are essentially intended as a sensory barrage. We use live visuals that are triggered and manipulated in real time by the music, and projected onto our white suits and balaclavas. The white outfits are a blank canvas, a lack of meaning, they take the focus away from us as individuals and simply reflect the projections that are intertwined with the audio. We wanted to create an audiovisual experience that’s a bit different from what people normally expect.
MIMR: What’s the latest with the band, what will 2020 bring?
Rob: We’ve got some exciting festival bookings lined up for the summer, which should be announced soon, and a physical release is on the cards too. Some live video sessions we shot in December are nearing completion and we’ll also be looking at booking a UK tour.
MIMR: What venues have been your favourite ones to play?
Rob: We really enjoyed playing at Tim Peaks Diner at Kendal Calling last year, as well supporting Melt Banana at Gorilla in Manchester – though we’ll always have a soft spot for Big Hands, which is our local.
MIMR: If there was a band you could tour with, who would it be and why?
Rob: The obvious choice would be Lightning Bolt, who have been a big influence on our sound, as well as an Italian band called Zeus! (another two piece we really like), but after playing with them last year we think it would also be pretty mint to tour with Melt Banana.
MIMR: Its been super having you on the blog, how can people follow you on social media?
Rob: Thanks for having us! People can find us on facebook at facebook.com/bingemcr