For those who haven’t heard of Lucifer Gunne before, how would you describe the band?
A beautiful compilation of rock-like noise, tailor made for people who like to question and love everything, including themselves and their peers. The world’s a pretty freaky place.
Who is in the band and how did you all meet?
Currently, we have Don Mackenzie, backing vocals and guitar thing 1, who has been their since the band’s first iteration (there’s a long story to the creation of the band that I’m sure you can find online, but the short answer is I met him at a pixies concert). Steve Henwood, starring as guitar thing 2, we found him asking if there was any bands that wanted a guitarist in our area, so we decided to take him in, beautiful bastard he is. Finally, we have Jackson Kidd, professional stick hitter and keeper of all time, who we knew from another project of his (check out Speaking to Houses on Facebook!), so we got him on board when we were without a drummer a couple of months ago. His middle name is ‘Campbell Zultan’, so he automatically qualifies as a cool guy.
Oh yeah, and me, I play that thing with four strings and am the main vocalist. No cool facts for me. Nothing to see here, people.
If I was to use the phrase “for fans of”, who would you best compare yourselves to?
We’re a band for fans of getting through difficult times, consistently working to improve yourself and cutting out the bullshit in your life. As well as idles and early Arctic Monkeys material.
Who produced Energenetic? Have you worked with them before? How was it working with them?
Ah yes, the lovely people over at Elysian Studios. Though I cannot say who they are, they were the best people to work with, super helpful and weren’t afraid to speak their minds if they had an idea. Love working with creative folk like that. It was our first time working on something with them, and I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they gave!
Where did the lyric inspiration for these songs come from?
Anywhere and everywhere. Life. Friends. Enemies. Inner demons. The world as we know it.
You recently released the video for ‘Energenetic’. Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
We’re currently gift-wrapping something very special for all to hear. I’m unfortunately a bit of a perfectionist and am currently analysing everything down to the most minute detail, but as soon as I’ve finished doing that, I’ll let you know.
Where was the video shot and who produced it?
That was actually up on my old work building, I used to work on the top floor so just decided to ask my manager “hey, can we use this space for a music video?”, thankfully, the response was positive and I love how it turned out in the end.
Stephen Press was the guy who worked on it. 5 trillion gold stars to him, he put in a lot of hours and it really shows.
When are you next on tour, and where can we catch you?
Touring information is currently locked up in our vaults and nobody is sure where the key is right now, but I promise you the plans are in there somewhere. We do have a final wrap-up show for the year on December 29th in Valhalla, the best venue in Wellington, New Zealand.
And finally, where can we find out more about you?
Check out Lucifer Gunne on Facebook and Instagram. That’s where you’ll be able to find our tour dates, announcements, giveaways and more. Spotify and all your other favorite streaming services is where you can find that thing we make called music.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Every dead body on Everest was once a highly motivated individual.
I would like to thank Rory for taking the time to answer our questions and I hope to catch Lucifer Gunne when they make it over to the UK.