DAVID GOW from SONS AND DAUGHTERS
1. Who are you?
my name is david. i play drums in a band called sons and daughters.
2. No, really, who are you?
i am the son of ian and lorna, born in falkirk, scotland. i have been playing drums since i bought a
premier olympic kit from a guy in grangemouth for £100. i must have been about sixteen. my neighbours
wanted me to be dead after that.
3. What are you up to at the moment?
we just got back from playing a bunch of shows with those fiery furnaces freaks. we played some festivals
too, like reading/leeds and t on the fringe in edinburgh. currently we are writing a whole new album,
which we’re going to release next year. we are planning to record it in either december or january, hopefully
somewhere hip and cool, like berlin, or maybe hamilton.
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
these are only a general guide:
i: never make love to anyone in your immediate family.
ii: cowbells are nowhere man.
iii: keep your ignorance to yourself.
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
abolish the right to have children, until a licence has been obtained from the authorities to do so. this would be
issued only when it is proven that the correct support and nurture can be provided. control would be by way of male
vasectomy during childhood, reversed only when the licence has been approved.
the UK military to be abolished, except for a nominal homeguard. the money would be used to fix the health service,
education system and used to provide actual care for the elderly. money would also be used to de-privatise public transport
and energy sector.
pass a law forbidding anyone to teach any form of religion to anyone under the age of sixteen. anyone breaking this law
will be crucified/stoned to death/torn apart with horses and chains.
abolish advertising, modern america, the royal family, and cowbells.
6. What are your lyrics about?
adele and scott’s lyrics are mainly about the tensions and underlying likes and dislikes that are inherent in most relationships.
the feeling is that two people can love each other and be perfect for each other, but still there will be
areas of the relationship which can cause heartache and violence. think of a two piece puzzle that almost fits perfectly,
but not quite.
7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you
I think music is in a pretty healthy phase right now. the UK seems to have finally shaken off the lunk headed oasis/verve
cancer that’s been around forever, and as always, there’s plenty of imagination out there if you’re listening good.
we really like these bands from around the world: fiery furnaces, errors, comets on fire, mother and the addicts,
alamos, franz ferdinand, james orr complex, lightning bolt, oranges band, park attack, 18.104.22.168’s, ulrich schnauss, futureheads, adem.
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
mainly the name of our band. although there is a band in america called ‘sons and daughters’, they are a christian rock
outfit with drums, bass, guitars and mandolins. they also have a guy and a girl harmonising. seriously. they sing rockabilly
songs about relationships, and have an album called ‘love the grail’…………no wait, that’s us! wow, maybe we can’t
distinguish ourselves at all! http://www.sonsanddaughters.org
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
hopefully we’ll still be able to support ourselves and our families through the medium of music. we’d love to be on our 5th
album, exploring our secret stadium goth fetishes. however, things move so fast these days, we’ll probably be doing some kind
of chicken in a basket reunion tour, along with other faded retro acts like franz ferdinand and snow patrol. maybe it’ll
be like that show where they had tony hadley and sonia battling it out each week for one more chance in the charts. or maybe not…
10. Any regrets?
i’m already regretting a few of these answers.