Post-modern punk with immersive storytelling perfect for dispossessed youth in search of a stress ball.
Industry Standard are Gabriella Marina Gonzalez (Vocals) Jenny Green (Bass) Philip Stakem (Guitar) Tim Sketchly (Drums). We live in London. Gaby is from Miami, Tim’s from Yorkshire & Jenny & Pip are Londoners.
Gaby asked Pip to start playing after she moved back from Berlin in 2018. Jenny answered a call for a bassist & joined shortly after. Then a room came up in our house and Tim came to a viewing. We half jokingly told him the room was his under the condition he plays drums and he’s still with us so it must be fine!
Q & A.
FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD OF YOU BEFORE, DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN ONE SENTENCE.
Gaby: Intergalactic prom on acid
Jenny: An adult version of everything my teenage self wanted to make.
Tim: A nod to the past and a wink to the future.
Most alt genres from the 80s.
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS.
Gaby wrote the lyrics to ‘Porn’ after falling into a youtube wormhole of 1950’s home appliance adverts but the title originates from reading randomly from a 90’s sports themed homo-erotica as a placeholder while the riffs were being worked out.
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE, AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD – WHICH ONE?
Gaby: Plantasia, perfect for harvesting the biodome.
Jenny: No Other – Gene Clark. I think that would help ease space loneliness.
Tim: Lateralus by TOOL. For a start, it’s an album not of this world so I’d be taking it back to its spiritual home. On a personal level, I discovered this record as a teenager and having fallen in love with heavier music through the usual punk and grunge channels, hearing this album was probably the first time I questioned everything I thought I knew about rock and metal.
Danny Carey’s playing on this album is the reason I started playing drums, alas I never came close to reaching his level (who does!?). The level of musicianship, songwriting and lyricism on this album is for me unrivalled and I believe it is a true masterpiece.
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
Gaby: Never seen a bad show at Moth Club and it fulfills my Lynchian dream sequence fantasy.
Jenny: The Lexington is a special one for me.
Tim: Since living in London, my spiritual home has been The Shacklewell Arms. I used to live 2 minutes away, I’ve been to more gigs there than any other venue and I even used to run a night there. I think they’ve nailed that underground ethos and have nurtured through many a band that have gone on to bigger and better things.
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Gaby: I’m switch.
Jenny: I definitely share an affinity with a few subcultures. Throughout my life the influences have shifted and changed. I think that’s becoming more common nowadays, pick n mix your own subculture when you don’t fit.
Tim: As I was growing up, I feel that subculture was the thing that really made me grow into the person I am today. As a teen I was drawn to the skateboarding scene in my hometown and started listening to punk and metal. Living in Brighton in my early 20s, I was heavily involved in the indie scene down by the sea. I think the sense of belonging and confidence in yourself that you develop from finding and connecting with a bunch of like-minded people is a truly amazing thing.