Why did you want to do a tribute to Twin Peaks?
I've been a fan of this cult series for almost 15 years, and have always loved the mystical and wierd style of the show, not to mention the music.
As I'm not only into 80s hard rock and heavy metal, but also dream pop and synth music, it was a very obivious choice to do something Twin Peaks related at some point.
Since we started watching the series again last year, we were very inspired to just start working on this project after testing some vocals and sound in the studio.
I've always loved Julee Cruise's dreamy, sometimes ghost-like vocals, so it felt right to do something like this as we play on horror and mysterious terrors of the mind and soul when making music. Though the texts performed by Julee aren't that eerie, the sound is, yet beatiful, and who says you can't have the best of both worlds?
Was it easy to choose the songs to cover?
Yes, kinda. Of course we had to do "Falling", the actual theme of the series, and "Into the Night" is my favorite Peaks song, and also "The Nightingale". As for Laura Palmer's theme, it felt right to do an instrumental song as well, and her theme is just so powerful and all over the place, it gives you all kinds of emotions knowing what she went through.
The songs we picked are the most known ones, and even though Twin Peaks is the ultimate cult series from the 90s, and with the third season from a few years back, it is "cult" for a reason. So we wanted to do it as commercial as possible, but still doing it our way to pay homage to the series that will forever be an enigma that probably only Lynch's mind can unravel.
Why just an EP, will there be an album?
This was always just meant to be a side project, but we're not closed off to do more songs, as there are a few more possible tracks for do our version of. The dream of course, is to do a full tribute album, maybe adding an original inspired Peaks song as well, and have it pressed on vinyl. Only time will tell if the dream will come true, but Twin Peaks are a big part of our lives, and we are so not done with this project.
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Was it fun to do the music video for "Falling"?
Very! It was fun scouting locations for the more "Lynch-ish" scenes to make it as Peaksy as possible, to add wierdness to the video. And also having it looking as close to the series as possible, to follow up on the tribute to the show.
We shot the "The Red Room" aka "The Waiting Room" scenes at home, and it was so cool turning our livingroom into "The Black Lodge", and go full-on crazy Laura Palmer mode.
We shot the "dead Laura Palmer" scenes not far from where we live, and it was kinda hard lying still and not laugh at the morbid scene we were trying to capture.
The wood scenes were also cool to do, and I had to try to act both whimsical and frightened, wondering if Bob where near by, and if the owls really were not what they seemed.
Will there be more tribute to Twin Peaks related stuff down the line?
As I said, the dream is to do a full album, and hopefully get to press it on vinyl, so the project is not a thing of the past, just filed under "open projects". You never know when inspiration strikes! There will be one more music video though, and a BTS video with clips from the shootings and such.
And it would have been so cool if Kyle MacLachlan and/or David Lynch himself noticed the tribute and used us for an original song if season 4 is happening...