Editor’s Note: It is becoming no secret that United Kingdom’s own Black Moth is quickly becoming a rising act in the United Kingdom and Europe. Black Moth recently released their latest offering entitled “Anatomical Venus”, which includes the single “Moonbow”. They will be sharing the stage with Monster Magnet for this summer’s Desert Fest. Fans can check out Black Moth at the following locations:
Madness To Creation: How has 2018 treated you so far?
Harriet: Oh it has been wonderful thank you! We finally got to unleash our favorite album we’ve made yet on a great label, made some cool videos and done a big UK tour with our favorite bands and close friends supporting us (Grave Lines)! Not bad at all! And if that wasn’t enough, we played an absolutely amazing Tattoo Convention in Paris to an enormous crowd in a stunning venue.
Madness To Creation: How has the response been to “Anatomical Venus” been so far?
Harriet: Really positive. I’ve been so pleased to see how well journalists have largely engaged with the feminist themes of the record and been interested in its origins. And I’ve noticed more women than ever coming to our gigs, so something must be working!
Madness To Creation: Take us into the writing process of a Black Moth song.
Harriet: We tend to write all the music in the rehearsal room together. Someone has a riff and we just grow it from there. If it feels good and makes our skin tingle, we continue with it. If not it goes in the bin. Lyrics wise, I wrote with the companionship of a co-writer this time. A close friend who shares my deepest interests and intrigues. We lit candles, meditated on figures in the Anatomical Venus book by Joanna Ebenstein and let the themes leak out from our unconscious.
Madness To Creation: Single biggest reason why you got involved in music.
Harriet: The groupies. Sorry, bad joke. I ask myself this a lot as it ain’t an easy industry that’s for sure. But there’s something endlessly fulfilling about creating a piece of music that comes straight from your soul and then performing it to a room full of people who connect with it. There’s something fucking transcendental about that, at the best of times and feels like it bonds people in a fractured, confusing world.
Madness To Creation: How did the European/U.K. tour go?
Harriet: So much fun. No dud dates. Reminded us what amazing people there are in our scene.
Madness To Creation: Tell us about the single for “Moonbow” and the music video.
Harriet: The lyrics to Moonbow were taken from a poem by my writing partner, Jessika Green. It is an incantation of sorts, to the moon as a Goddess. She’d been taking an interest in Dianic Goddess worship and I think she was spending some time on the South coast of England immersed in nature and breathing in the sea air, bathed in moonlight and feeling the magic! The song has a proggy feel to it and feels empowering to perform, especially with those beautiful words. Ben Foley (who we had worked with before on our Looner video) was the perfect guy for the job as he helped us create something epic and hypnotic to reflect the theme.
Madness To Creation: Favorite and least favorite thing about making a music video.
Harriet: Favorite thing is seeing the creative process materialize into the end result! Least favorite is the lip syncing when you’re filming- feels so freaking weird!
Madness To Creation: What can fans expect from Desert Fest with Monster Magnet?
Harriet: Just the best festival ever, in my opinion. Insane line up, awesome people and 3 days of glorious carnage!
Madness To Creation: What else would you like the fans to know about Black Moth and where people can find you?
Harriet: They can find us on the internet or even in real life if they book us! Our record is on-sale worldwide if you want a physical copy- the vinyl is such a beautiful package. You’ll find out all you need to know once it’s in your ears!
And there you have it! Check out Black Moth at the Desert Fest Festival on Friday, May 4th in London, United Kingdom. The bill includes Monster Magnet, Nebula, Eyehategod, Jex Thoth, Planet Of Zeus, and The Black Wizards. For tickets and further information, click here.