LA noise rockers HEALTH have discussed the impact of the EDM phenomena on their music.
Speaking to NME about their as-yet untitled third album, which the band are currently finishing work on in their hometown, bassist John Famiglietti admitted it was hard not to be affected by the rise of the likes of Skrillex.
“When music changes and especially when the whole landscape of music changes as it has done with EDM, it changes the way you think about music, even just subconsciously,” he explained. “Music is different now, there’s no denying it.”
Asked whether EDM had had any direct effect on Health, he responded: “I don’t know if there’s anything direct. We’re not trying to sound like anybody but yeah, of course it changes things [for us]. There’s a lot of stuff we wanted to reflect in the new music, like how our taste in music has changed and how music has changed. There’s a lot of electronic sub bass on the new album!”
The bassist also discussed the noise rock band’s work on the soundtrack to the Max Payne 3 video game released last year, saying: “We had to turn it around so fast that it’s changed how we think about producing music. I guess it’s changed how we work and our confidence in how we work but that’s very separate from the band. It’s like scoring music – even people who know about that know it’s completely separate from the music world. The two don’t really mix.”
Health released their self-titled debut album in 2006. This was followed by 2009’s ‘Get Colour’. The band say their third album could be released by the end of the year.
To read the full interview with Health, pick up this week’s NME which is on newsstands now or available digitally.