Malcolm Middleton @ Incubated, January 2012, photo by William van der Voort.
At The 405 they interviewed Malcolm Middleton (ex-Arab Strap) what his favorite band line-up would be. He would call this band Lotus Land, and his choices are certainly not predictable, but man, are they great.
My fantasy band would be:
- Drums: Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
- Bass: Jenny Lee Lindberg (Warpaint)
- Lead Guitar: Tommy Victor (Prong, but must be playing similar style to first two albums Primitive Origins and Force Fed
- Rhythm guitar: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath. Controversial role here, but I like his riffs more than his solos…)
- Vocals: Stevie Nicks (using her early 80′s voice)
- Backing singers: The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts (as heard on Paul Young’s No Parlez album)
- Piano: Errol Garner
- Synths: Harold Faltermeyer (Axel F etc)
And maybe Kanye West doing some rapping in the middle. I’d get Dutch Uncles & Miaoux Miaoux to write the songs, and I’d probably want to throw a Rihanna vocal sample in somewhere.
Matt Wallace (Faith No More’s The Real Thing) would produce the album.
And the band would be called Lotus Land
As far as I’m aware none of these people are dead, so this really should happen…
We would love to see this band perform, but are equally thrilled for the abroad-debut of his Human Don’t Be Angry at Incubate in september.
Hear the recording of Malcolm Middleton’s performance at Incubated in January 2012: