This week at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, HTRK will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked them a few questions about art, fashion and music. Online tickets for this event has now sold out. Limited tickets available on the door.
Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Not too much going on.
If your music was an artwork what would it look like?
NY: Darren Sylvester – No Goody Goddy
JS: Laure Prouvost – Swallow
Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?
NY: at the moment, Trent Parke – The Christmas Tree Bucket
JS: Douglas Gordon – Feature Film (1999)
What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?
By far and away, Moscow.
What inspires/influences your music the most?
Our changing selves.
What song do you wish you wrote?
NY: Seabird by Alessi Brothers
JS: Jolene by Dolly Parton
What part of making music excites you the most?
Figuring out the tracklisting of a new album.
What was your worst fashion crime?
NY: Orange terry towelling flares
JS: Chunky cyber Buffalo sneakers
What is the most unique/memorable item of clothing you own?
JS: A red woollen suit by a polish designer Anna Poniewierska. I saw an image of the suit on tumblr and became obsessed with finding it. It took me 6 months to track down. It’s the most zen outfit I own.
NY: Souvenir cap from Chaco Culture national park.
What would your dream stage outfit be and who would design it?
Matching white boiler suits with deep pockets by Yohji Yamamoto beneath our dream Psychic 9-5 Club bomber jackets we recently had made by Pageant.