The first in a series of collaborative features between the Last Mixed Tape and Whelan’s based monthly gig event Soma, tonight’s live act the Girl Talk took the time to answer TLMT’s Q&A.

What is influencing you at the moment?
Jonathan: The Neighbourhood, Joy Division, Interpol
Ben: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Beach Fossils, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Jack: Tennyson, Regroovanatio, Knower
Mark: The Japanese House, Her’s

What’s the last record you bought?
Jonathan: The Neighbourhood – Self Titled
Ben: Beach House – B Sides and Rarities
Jack: Don’t remember
Mark: Hats by The Blue Nile maybe?

What song or artist do you have on repeat the most at the moment?
Jonathan: Shame, Silverbacks
Ben: Johnny Cash – San Quentin, Swan Dive – Fly Toward The Sun
Jack: Tennyson
Mark: Her’s, Frank Ocean

Tell us about how your latest single ‘When I Know’ was written?
Jonathan: Was a jam we did first rehearsal with Ben and just grew from there
Ben: I think I wrote the intro/my guitar part when I was 16-ish and didn’t do anything with it until I joined the band, it morphed with the band after that
Mark: Ben came in with some chords and we jammed around him

You play Soma this weekend. What’s your personal favourite track to play live?
Jonathan: Heroin Chic
Ben: Heroin Chic
Jack: Come Around
Mark: When I Know

With the festival season just over the horizon, what are the Girl Talk’s plans and who are you most excited about seeing?
Jonathan: Mark’s away so we plan to work on administration stuff, but looking forward to LCD Sound System and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in London
Ben: Grizzly Bear and Earl Sweatshirt at Forbidden Fruit, N.E.R.D at EP is also pretty interesting
Mark: I’ll be away all summer

The Girl Talk will play Soma #016 in Whelan’s upstairs venue, Soma Resident DJs afterwards. Doors are 11pm, for the guest list click here.



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