Today we present the Venus Fly Trap.
How was your band born?
I had been in a band called ATTRITION who were based in London at the time,i had done an album and toured Holland with them,my first trip abroad with a band.Decided to move back to my native Northampton(famous for BAUHAUS,ALAN MOORE and the film KINKY BOOTS),hooked up with my brother JOHN NOVAK(ISAWS,WHERES LISSE) and TONY BOOKER an x art school student(i had also studied at art school).The line up has changed many times,ANDY DENTON joined as the drummer and ended up playing guitar and has done for many years.
Three adjectives to describe your music…
Noir, Acidic, Angular…
Can you introduce us to your project?
We have been described as “bladerunner rock n roll with dark acidic shades”,we create dark sonic cinema for the mind,film noir,sci fi soundscapes that absorb post punk,electronica and meld joy division,doors,chemical brothers like melted wax crayon colours.
A good place to start to give you an idea of what i have been doing is VENUS FLY TRAP/ALEX NOVAK-MERCURIAL CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN),a career spanning retrospective that includes VFT and other bands,projects i have been involved with including ISAWS,ATTRITION,RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE,TEMPEST,NOVA STATE CONSPIRACY,THE DEN and SPORE,for people to delve into and explore further if they wish,about eighty minutes of music crammed into this disc.
Just released is the ACHILLES HEEL download single and the album VENUS FLY TRAP-TIME LAPSE CD/DL(GLASS RECORDS MODERN), a selection of tracks collected from the albums TOTEM,PANDORAS BOX and LUNA TIDE, placed together as a possible alternative album in this alternate reality.
ACHILLES HEEL video
We are working on a new single FORBIDDEN PLANET/BEBE and re working a RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE track CONTROL ADDICTS…
What is it for you…a show in the drawer?
Or in the wardrobe…?