Bluedot Festival brings the weird and wonderful together in one mindblowing weekend, one act that truly embraces that ethos is Look Mum No Computer.
No other act will have you gripped, slightly amused and completely in awe. We assure you. From hundreds of Furbies (yes, furbies, you read that correctly) to Kosmo the robotic composer, are you ready for Look Mum No Computer?
Hey Sam! How are you all? How has life been treating you, what have you been up to recently?
hello!! I’m ok, a little tired out! I’ve been moving this past week, and I have SO MUCH JUNK, its taken it out of me, carrying the countless amounts of boxes full of old computers and equipment up and down stairs. But nearly setup now! WOO
We’re big fans of your Furby organ, have you always had a strong love for Furbies?
I was never allowed one when I was a child, so I always thought of them as being magic, and extremely complex, which obviously caused a backlash, and in my lifetime I have probably possessed upwards of 400/500 Furbies. even after my dreams were ruined when I realised they didn’t listen to your voice and all that!
Where do you get the ideas for your creations, what are your most common sources of inspiration?
inspiration can come from anywhere. it’s tough to pinpoint. usually, I see something and think it would be cool to do this or that with it, and it happens, oh and of course the “epiphany shower” when you’re in the zone in the morning with the water running, and ideas just pop in your brain box.
You’ve recently been named Property Guardian of the Month, can you tell us a bit more about this and why this is a thing?
yeah! they found out about what I was doing with the property, building ridiculous machines in there, which they liked! so yeah I’m a guardian and still am, it’s a cheap way to live. for now, it still works for me, I see no reason to change yet.
indeed! very much looking forward to it! every time it’s on I see friends having fun there, and I’m like damn I wish I went! and now I get to play 😀 AMAZINNGGGGGG.
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at the festival?
obviously a bit of future islands±!!! and Craig Charles haha, red dwarf for the win.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line-up, who would it be and why?
probably Richard Dawkins haha, god knows what we would do, maybe a Richard Dawkins voice synth or something with his creamy tones.
What can people expect from your set?
A lot of synths! being really loud! im bring all of my homemade modular synths, and Kosmo (my robot who composes it all) and yeah just gonna be noisy. hopefully, it’ll all get through the set without breaking! maybe a ride on synth bike too if you’re lucky :O
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
I like both in their own ways, gigs you can setup extensively and its all fine and dandy, festivals your on and BOOM, the immediacy makes it more exciting in a way! and of course, there are so many other things going on.
Have you got many other gigs lined up for us to get excited about?
this summer im knuckling down on a few new machine ideas! but after in September im going to be rolling around Europe so keep an eye out on my socials on your computers (whatever those are) for the info!
What are your top festival survival tips?
bring a soldering iron! (gas powered) well, I don’t know how relevant it is for other people. but for me its a must haha. oh and suncream, lots of suncreams, im a bit of a vampire, my skin isn’t used to that big burning orb in the sky. I spend most of my living window in a light-proof box. so its a bit of a shock to the system!
And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to Bluedot, in a few words, why should they come to see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.
Come to see music being made in a different way, its heavy and you can boogie, and if it isn’t, ill be shouting at it and doing live troubleshoot, it’s a live show roulette. So go all on red.