Spider joined the trippin’ family when he and Devi met at a pub in London. He regaled her with tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, she said, “Dude, tell the blog.”

Faux, Whitby and Lost Trippin’ sessions

November 21st, 2011 by Spider

One of the tracks written with Trippin’ in mind was “Don’t Waste My Time”. Originally demoed in Finland, but later re-record in the studio sessions in London. We had overrun our allocated time, but dedicated to the cause I made the engineer who seemed to have been named after a Nacho takeaway to stay for a little bit longer. I was determined that I had a great track in hand. Almost like a mellow AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” reworked in a style the laid back approach Rancid had experimented with around their “Life Won’t Wait”-era. At the time little did I know that the completion of these tracks would take longer than expected… Read the rest of this entry »

This is London Trippin’

January 22nd, 2011 by Spider

It was a particularly hot summer of Zero Nine. I’d spent the beginning of the year in the studio with Ratbags recording our debut album, which was planned to carry a title inspired by the public transport of London: “Sorry, Out of Service“. Devi had already fallen in with a rough mix of Walking Dead, which was among the first patch of songs to be recorded and Charlie Harper from the UK Subs had heard a song off the album, which he had described as “Great stuff!”. So we were on our way…  if it would not have been for the endless arguments over the mixing of the album and the various versions of the songs. Walking Dead ended up in Trippin’ and on one of the trailers as well, while rest of the album would be locked away in the vaults. Read the rest of this entry »

…and no one rocks like the girls in California!

January 4th, 2010 by Spider

Well it was a beautiful sunny day in Los Angeles – isn’t it always? – I arrived to LAX airport after spending what seemed like a lifetime on the airplanes. As I was putting on Sid’s padlock, adjusting my studded belt, putting on the wristbands, putting the skull hankie on my back pocket, getting more tattoos – wait a second that didn’t happen outside the airport arrivals?

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Band interview: Underbelly

January 1st, 2010 by Spider
How did you get involved in Trippin’?

Paul: “We got involved with Trippin after Devi contacted us via email about using Catfight in her film.  Amy, Jon and I looked over the contracts with our high powered legal team and then signed on the line. (We three wrote Catfight together in Jon’s basement apartment.)”

I’m Not Sure If It’s A Good Idea To Play Two Gigs On The Same Night

December 28th, 2009 by Spider

Another year and another album. We were sitting in the van cruising down some unknown streets and listening to new mixes from the latest studio sessions. I wasn’t pleased with the mixes, but in typical fashion the rest of the band didn’t share my opinion. I was happily sitting in the back seat sipping a lager and twiddling with something more highly valued in the market. Read the rest of this entry »