Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler has praised the new ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ film after his band were invited to play live at screenings of it later this month. You can watch a trailer of the film below.
Speaking to NME.COM about the film, which features professionally shot and fan-recorded footage of the festival, Butler said he felt “totally honoured to be a part of it”, before explaining what ATP means to him on a personal level.
“Other festivals that we play have a real disconnect between the bands and the audience and, as a person in a band, I struggle with the audience sometimes,” he said. “The thing with ATP is there’s, like, one bar where everyone goes to – bands and fans – and you can socialise and really get to know the people who’ve been supporting you the whole time.”
He also singled out the film’s ability to capture the spirit of ATP, declaring, “I think there’s something tangible with ATP, a personal experience that you can’t really capture on film… like the smells of the place. But, saying that, you definitely get a visual with it and a vibe of how amazing it is and what a unique that place is.”
Asked whether the band would be up for headlining the festival one day, the bassist replied saying he’d be “honoured and absolutely flabbergasted if we were asked to curate ATP“.
The ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ screenings and gigs will take place at:
Hull, Adelphi (Gravenhurst) (October 15)
Manchester, Deaf Institute (Les Savy Fav) (23)
Glasgow, ABC 2 (Les Savy Fav) (24)
Brighton, Duke Of York (music tbc) (24)
London, Forum (Les Savy Fav) (26)
Leeds, TJ’s Woodhouse Club (Les Savy Fav) (27)
Bristol, Watershed (Team Brick) (28)
Watch a trailer for the film below.