Andrew Eldritch (SISTERS OF MERCY) on RockOverdose:”We do think about recording a new album, not very hard though!”

In advance of the forthcoming show of Sisters Of Mercy in Athens - Greece, RockOverdose.gr. the greek rock/metal webzine had the chance to speak with Andrew Eldritch, on a short interview including all the main information about their past, present and  future plans, even about politics and of course about music...

Enjoy!

 

Sisters Of Mercy's Andrew Eldritch in conversation

The iconic frontman and sole remaining original member of the band talks about spending time with David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, why he has no plans to release another Sisters album or return to the UK, his memories of playing in Ireland and much, much more…

Roisin Dwyer, 16 Jun 2014

 

In advance of their forthcoming Irish shows Sisters Of Mercy

- See more at: http://www.hotpress.com/news/Sisters-Of-Mercy-s-Andrew-Eldritch-in-conversation/11753628.html#sthash.O86klhLu.dpuf

Sisters Of Mercy's Andrew Eldritch in conversation

The iconic frontman and sole remaining original member of the band talks about spending time with David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, why he has no plans to release another Sisters album or return to the UK, his memories of playing in Ireland and much, much more…

Roisin Dwyer, 16 Jun 2014

 

In advance of their forthcoming Irish shows Sisters Of Mercy

- See more at: http://www.hotpress.com/news/Sisters-Of-Mercy-s-Andrew-Eldritch-in-conversation/11753628.html#sthash.O86klhLu.dpuf

Sisters Of Mercy's Andrew Eldritch in conversation

The iconic frontman and sole remaining original member of the band talks about spending time with David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, why he has no plans to release another Sisters album or return to the UK, his memories of playing in Ireland and much, much more…

Roisin Dwyer, 16 Jun 2014

 

In advance of their forthcoming Irish shows Sisters Of Mercy

- See more at: http://www.hotpress.com/news/Sisters-Of-Mercy-s-Andrew-Eldritch-in-conversation/11753628.html#sthash.O86klhLu.dpuf

RockOverdose: Hello and welcome to RockOverdose! It’s a pleasure and honor for us to have this opportunity to talk to you.

Andrew Eldritch: Thank you!

 

RockOverdose: How are you? What are you doing these days?

Andrew Eldritch: I’m OK a little bit tired. We’re in the middle of a small tour, so the hours are a bit strange but it’s going well so everybody is happy.

 

RockOverdose: I suppose you are used to the life of touring…

Andrew Eldritch: I try to get unused to it! I try not to do it that much as before because it gets very boring when you are on the road all year. Now we just do a little bit here, a little bit there…

 

RockOverdose: That’s why you don’t make many public appearances?

Andrew Eldritch: True!

 

RockOverdose: It’s been a few years since your last visit in our country. What new should we expect from your show next week?

Andrew Eldritch: We go were we are invited; it’s nice to be invited! Well, we still have the moving lights, we still have the smoke machines, we have some different songs, some recorded some unreleased stuff that we haven’t played live before, so it’s the usual selection. So far it’s going well and people seem to like it but we decide it few hours before we’re going to play. We have prepared 15-16 songs but we’ll play some of them when we come to Greece.

 

RockOverdose: So, you’re going to play unreleased songs?

Andrew Eldritch: Yes, we always do it, it keeps life interesting. Usually about half of the set is unreleased material. We do it many years now and it seems to work quite well. As long as we don’t play too many unreleased songs in a row we have a mixed up.

 

RockOverdose: Should we expect a new album in the near future?

Andrew Eldritch: Not at the moment, but we do think about it…not very hard though!

 

RockOverdose: You have proved that you are a band that can survive and remain alive without new material. How you achieve that?

Andrew Eldritch: I’m not sure. Pink Floyd don’t have to do it, so we don’t have to do it. We record some ideas but we don’t get it to the extent of actually recording songs.

 

RockOverdose: How should people think of the Sisters? Should they classify them at all? Are there music categories or music is one thing?

Andrew Eldritch: It’s a little bit of metal, a little bit of alternative rock, industrial and sometimes a little bit of disco. Rock is good for me, I can live with that.

 

RockOverdose: Rock includes all kinds.

Andrew Eldritch: I come from an age when music wasn’t in little boxes. We would share the stage with reggae bands, disco etc and I think that’s the better way to live on things, to consume music - to have a broad section.

RockOverdose: You have expressed many times and through your music some political messages. How would you comment on the financial crisis over Europe and Greece? Has this affected the music industry as well?

Andrew Eldritch: Well, I’m a big fan of the euro, but without physical unity it’s very hard for Greece to gain profit without the euro. It must also be said that the previous Greek governments must share the responsibility for running Greece badly. It’s very difficult to collect tax in Greece. Unfortunately, anglosaxian money comes with anglosaxian rules, so there’s a tension at the moment and I don’t think it’s gonna be resolved easily.

 

RockOverdose: Has the economical crisis affected the music industry in general?

Andrew Eldritch: Yes and we are very surprised and pleased that in Greece is been booked and that we were invited this time. We understand that the Greek people must be suffering at the moment and they probably have better ways to spend their money. We are very pleased that the venue had to change due to the sold out of the tickets! We are looking very forward to come and do our show and I feel very good about that!

 

RockOverdose: What’s the worst and the best experience you ever had from a tour.

Andrew Eldritch: I’ve been in hospital quite a lot, that’s the bad experiences. About the best … I think was the first time we did an encore, you see when you’re a junior band - you don’t expect to be asked for more. That was a good one.

 

RockOverdose: Would you like to send a message to your fans in Greece?

Andrew Eldritch: I’ll do that from the stage with the microphone!

 

RockOverdose: Thank you very much for your time! We are looking forward for your show!

Andrew Eldritch: Me too, thank you!

 

 

For RockOverdose,

Zisis Petkanas

Assistance: Vivi Zapantiotou

 

 

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