MM’s 5:1 Interview No 18: Kodiak Deathbeds

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The Cave Singers and Lightning Dust have been two mainstays of Mad Mackerel over the years, so when we discovered that Cavies guitarist Derek Fudesco and the Dusties vocalist Amber Webber had combined as Kodiak Deathbeds we were more than just excited.

Their self-titled debut album is an absolute gem of acoustic, fingerpicked folk and hauntingly beautiful vocals. It is available from Bandcamp here, and obviously we are more than made up that they have taken part in our sporadic 5:1 interview series.

Five words to describe your music:

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One book you’d recommend to an alien:
Post Office

Five bands (or albums) that have most influenced you?
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
The Misfits – Evil Live
The Replacements – Let it Be
The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico
Born Against – 9 Patriotic Hymns for Children

One moment in time you’d like to have witnessed:

Five people (living or dead) you’d love to share a stage-jam with:
Otis Redding
Lou Reed
Fiona Apple
Ibrahim Ag Alhabib
Ringo Starr

One biggest regret in your career (to date):
Not answered

Five things on your perfect rider:
Not answered

One hour to live – who would you spend it with, and why?
Dark question. I’d spend it with the love of my life. Maybe try and get a nice meal before I go.Mad Mackerel Recommends Kodiak Deathbeds

Five Perfect Songs:
Otis Redding- Nobody’s Fault but Mine
Betty Harris- Trouble With My Lover
Betty Lavett- You’ll Never Change
Charles Sheffield- It’s Your Voodoo Working
Alvin Robinson- Something You Got

One song of yours that you’d most like to be played in 50 years time:
I’d be happy if any of them were played in 50 years.

Our very grateful thanks to Kodiak Deathbeds for taking the time to answer the MM questions.

You can check out some of our other 5:1 Interviews in the side bar too.




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