13 Questions with Gnoomes: “The last thing I remember: I was wasted and I was lying on a couch”


Gnoomes at Deep Cuts

Russian rockers Gnoomes are a firm favourite here at Getintothis and we run through 13 questions with them.

Combining kraut techno and kosmische pop,Gnoomes released their first album, Ngan!, on Rocket in 2015, a four track, with two of those taking an impressive 30 minutes to unfurl.

Their last album, 2017’s Tschak! Was describes in these very pages by us as being ‘bolder and looser, more experimental, broader in the scope of its ambition.

Now with new album Mu!, Gnoomes have expanded into a four piece and are headlining the latest Getintothis Deep Cuts night, along with RongoRongo, Samurai Kip and Charity Shop Pop.

Ahead of this activity, we sat Gnoomes down and subjected them to 13 questions.  Read on to find out more about limitless skies, poached eggs and one hand clapping.

1. Where are you and what are you doing?
“I’m in Perm in Russia, working at the table.”

2. What is your favourite view?
“There is a special place in Slovenia, the town that’s called Rogaška Slatina. I have a secret place there with a tremendously beautiful panorama view: the hills, the small churches and the limitless sky.”

3. What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a round of drinks?
“Once I got my salary, put it in the wallet and went out to have a few drinks with my friends. We had a several rounds of shots. The last thing I remember: I was wasted and I was lying on a couch, while friends of mine were jumping around me, throwing my blazer one by one.

Of course as a result my wallet was lost which I found out when I woke up later on the next day. There were around £200. So this is probably the biggest payment for not having drinks in my life.”

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4. What’s your first memory?
“Dad’s trying to give me an injection, i’m very scared and crying: please don’t do this, dad!”

5. How do you like your eggs?
“I like my eggs to be poached and a piece of salmon on a side.”

6. Who is the worst ‘celebrity’ you’ve met?
“10 years ago I was a student and went to London to study English. One of my dreams was to buy a ukulele here, so I went to the shop, opened the door and saw Pete Doherty in a very bad condition. He was shaking, then got a small bundle and went outside.”

7. Recommend one band or album that you think we should check out.

8. What’s your favourite season and why?
“Indian summer is a magical time. Love when the leaves go gold and it’s still warm outside.”

9. Tell us a secret.
“Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand?”

10. Whats the worst gig you’ve ever done?
“It was in Blackpool. There was no soundman, cause he was on vacation and there was a speed-metal band which was warming us up for 3 hours with very poor played music. Should I continue?”

11. What’s your favourite film?
“Waking Life by Linklater

12. What would be your final meal if you were on Death Row?
“Cordon Bleu made by my mom”

13. Do you have anything else to declare?

Thank you”

Gnoomes play Deep Cuts This Friday, June 7

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