Mood Board : Fangclub

Mood Board : Fangclub

By Andy Joice

Jul 16, 2019 10:00

We caught up with Steven King of Fangclub as he guided us through the movies and records that helped shape their sophomore album 'Vulture Culture'.

Good Time

One of my favourite movies from around the time I was writing the album was Good Time by the Safdie Brothers. The movie stars Robert Pattinson like you’ve never seen him before. Truly amazing performances and a story that cuts deep. It really effected me on many levels. Aesthetically I wanted the album to sound like a band set in that world, which was a very real world.

Romeo & Juliet

Baz Luhrmann’s take on Romeo & Juliet has stuck with me for some reason. The look and feel of it was a huge influence on songs like ‘Viva Violent’ & ‘Kingdumb’.

Beautiful Boy

This movie was hard to watch. Brilliant performances and story but eerily close to home in many many ways. It captured the sometimes mundanity and ease of falling off the rails for no reason. To me it felt more like a story about battling extreme mental health rather than drug addiction and the confusion that shadows it. What is deeper beneath the addiction.

Big Spring Discography

We recorded ‘Vulture Culture’ with Alex Loring & Tom Andrews. Alex also plays bass in a band called Big Spring. I love everything Big Spring do and was listening to them all the time.

The Offspring – Ixnay On The Hombre

Everyone loves The Offspring right? Ixnay On The Hombre is one of my favourite albums of all time so I would have it on a constant rotation whilst writing.

RTE Radio – DJ Dan Hegarthy

RTE Radio DJ Dan Hegarthy always throws me class suggestions of bands I would like. He pointed me towards some legends I had missed like Compulsion, Whipping Boy & Kerbdog.

The Muffs

The Muffs are old school. Really fun, a great punk rock listen with these wicked and weird harmonies and lyrics.

The Cribs – 24-7 Rock Star Shit

We were lucky enough to be asked by The Cribs to support them on a UK tour. This was around a time when I was trying to begin writing the album but really struggling. As if it was destiny or something I found myself hanging out with The Cribs, watching their shows every night and having really nice chats backstage. ’24/7 Rockstar Shit’ was on repeat in the van. After that tour I wrote and demoed so many songs. That tour and album reignited something in me for sure.