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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW NIHILISTS

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

I don’t think you ever make that decision. It’s a compulsion, a want, a need, a necessity for me. Almost like automatic writing, like something else is in control of your body and mind. Also, it’s something to do, isn’t it?

Introduce us to all the the members and your musical history.

NIHILISTS is James Mudriczki and John Patterson.

We write songs in the countryside and then catch a train with them to the Big City.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

There is never any hardship in doing something that you love. Progression is subjective, with dedication it’s inevitable.

We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?

Sharing Music is always a good idea. Music is self-leveling and can get to places water wouldn’t be able to. Music is air, it should surround everybody everywhere. Bravo RGM USA.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Only to one truth that is self-evident.

Every action has an equal-and-opposite-reaction.

Nothing ever occurs without a hidden reason behind it.

Humans naturally gravitate to selfish and MATERIALISTIC needs.

We have to be told to do the right thing constantly, because it is to us, an unnatural thing to do. The people that tell us to do the right thing are also subject to the same narcissistic needs and do the same thing in secret until they are exposed by people who would do the very same thing they did give half the chance.

We doom ourselves by our very existence.

Let’s share the love, what bands are doing really well in your Town / City?

I don’t really gauge music by location.

The song at the end of The Rings of Power.

Where the Shadows Are.Fiona Apple.Phantasmagorical.

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

Always carry a packet of wet wipes with you at Any Given Time.

Boil strange kettles with fresh water, rinse and repeat ad infinitum.



Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

I think everybody bought into something they were told they needed but probably didn’t.

What was the worst experience on stage?

I was electrocuted in St Petersburg on stage, and now I can charge my phone through my Anus.

Also, cats produce milk from their eyes if they walk through my shadow.

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about. 

John and I use spider webs to bind the verse to the chorus.

We also have a miniature man who lives under the plectrum cabinet. He has a falcon he uses to hunt flies, and he gets paid a grain of quinoa per kill.

If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it?

We are the aliens. We live in a dimension where everything decays as soon as it comes into existence. Imagine the prime universe where everything keeps it’s structural integrity forever,without deterioration.Nobody can withstand the Sun,so we have to hide from it and drink carbonated liquid to survive.

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

We make music purely to try and open a portal to the prime universe. And to enable us to open our own Carvery free to the General Public.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

The song is called I AM THE White Stripes from an album we are still recording.

Jack White was asked if he would ever re-form the band.

Jack said, “I AM THE WHITEE STRIPES”.

It struck a chord and also caused us to ponder on Meg’s fate.

What is it like having Steve Lamacq supporting the radio premiere?

Steve is a tremendously knowledgeable lover of music who lives, eats, and breathes his all-consuming passion. His long apprenticeship in this field means a massive investment of his time and extensive study which makes completing a PhD seem like filling out a betting slip. For him to deem it worthy of his support is life-affirming, and we are always tremendously pleased when NIHILISTS can be given the opportunity to let people operate their ears for what they were created to receive.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

We have an idea. We put it in a machine in our sweatshop.

Miniature man hunts flies. We divide up the quinoa into individual grains and make a record of them in the Ledger.

He gets paid, and the song comes out written in invisible ink on rice paper from the Inception Hatch.John rolls his eyes and cooks it in the air fryer to make the words appear.I then breathe on it to make the chords connect together.

Dave Eringa Mixes it through quantum entanglement (he’s there,we’re here).CAC Records print the finished song onto plastic discs, somebody draws a picture on a piece of card and we give it a name.

What was the recording process like?

We love being in the studio. We love the studio surrounding us. We love making our songs last for our idea of forever is.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Probably never to approach John from behind in case he gets startled. I wear a bell sewn into my collar,but if the music’s too loud to hear it I shine a logo from a torch in front of him saying,”It’s me John”.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

I’d do all of it again but wear better clothes.Also, hunting would be banned except for people that do it to actually not die of starvation.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I wish all animals could talk. Only some of them choose to.