Taylor Hawkins has said in an interview that The Birds Of Satan, the band he is in with My Ruin’s Mick Murphy and Chevy Metal’s Wiley Hodgden, is just the freedom he’s needed.
Speaking in an interview with Music Radar, Hawkins admits that he isn’t always able to express himself in Foo Fighters, his regular band fronted by Dave Grohl.
“Not having to share that department with anyone and being able to come up with all my own drum shit, just the way I want it, is such fun because I really don’t always get that freedom in the Foo Fighters. And nor should I, because those are Dave’s songs and, being a drummer himself, he knows exactly how he wants things to be,” he says.
“To be honest, I think the fact that I even get to play drums on Foo Fighters records is kind of astounding, considering one of the greatest drummers of all time is the lead singer of the band and could easily do it by himself.
“So, yes, there is definitely something I get with a project like this that I don’t get with Foo Fighters. And Dave understands that, just as I understand that he’s a drummer first and foremost and needs to go off and play drum gigs every once in a while.”
The Birds Of Satan released their debut album in April this year, garnering a 5/5 review from Skin Back Alley. You can read the review here.
They also recently rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the LA based TV talk show. You can watch their performance of song “Thanks For The Line” below.
Meanwhile, Mick Murphy and Tairrie B. Murphy of My Ruin are heading to the UK in August to play a series of shows, including this year’s Alt Fest.
My Ruin will play:
15th of August: Alt Fest, Kettering
16th of August: Underworld, Camden
17th of August: The Haunt, Brighton
19th of August: Sound Control, Manchester
20th of August: O2 Academy, Birmingham
21st of August: The Fleece, Bristol
22nd of August: Fibbers, York
23rd of August: The Waterfront, Norwich
The band released their latest album, The Sacred Mood, in summer last year, and secured the top spot in Skin Back Alley’s “Best Albums of 2013”. Read what we had to say here.