Sounds From The Other City

April 10, 2011

A chat with… Fixers

As a city, it’s even rarer that Oxford isn’t filled with some of the most exciting noises in the country. You can probably guess where Fixers are from, but the you probably wouldn’t be able to judge which film they’ll be soundtracking for the festival this year – until te 3rd question or so, at least. We sent Jack from the band some questions, he mailed back some answers, and here they are:

Hiya Fixers. Tell us a bit about yourself. What have you been up to today?

We are in the middle of writing for our album, its going ok – cabin fever is beginning to kick in though.

We’ve converted our rehearsal room into a hub – oil projectors and smoke machines.

Today I went to The University Church Of St.Mary The Virgin in oxford city centre.

It has this large church tower which you can walk to the top of.

You can see the entire city from the rooftop, its intense.

You’ve got an EP out, too. For anyone who’s not listened to it yet, why should they care?

It is out on May 9th.

Its titled “Here Comes 2001 So Lets All Head For The Sun” and is a basic cross pollination of our fleeting obsession with UFO Religions and our countless visits to Scientology Churches over the past four months.

I was audited on an e-meter and it was intense.

That’s all dead in the water now though – the beautiful thing about recording is that you can capture momentary pieces of excitement or fleeting obsession and infuse them into your recordings.

I hope people dig it.

Crystals by Fixers.

You’re soundtracking Mariah Carey’s Glitter for your performance. Do you see her as an inspiration? What can we expect from your set?

She is a massive inspiration, The Emancipation Of Mimi is incredible – its my girlfriends favourite record of all time.

We were working with Craig Silvey and he told me that after she split with Tommy Mottola she did a rock record but its almost impossible to hunt down, kinda like a cheesy butch vig-esque “break up” record.

I’ve tried looking for it everywhere but it seems pretty much non-existent.

If we find it, we will learn it and play it as our set.

You’re from Oxford. Ever been to Salford before?

No, I had to google it to find out where it was.

Anything else we should know?

I’m looking for a book on American politician Harvey Milk and a copy of She by H.Rider Haggard.

Can you help me?

Sorry Jack. Thanks for answering our questions, though!

Fixers are headlining The Bad Uncle and Hear Here stage at United Reformed.