Vienna’s very own delta blues duo Ash My Love have been busy recently, bringing out the fantastic Honeymoon Blues LP, and also recording their first video for Screamin’ Blues. With our tongues firmly in our cheeks, we got the band to answer some of the most important questions which could decide the fate of the world over the next few years, as we so love to do. Like whether Rocky or Rambo was the better character, useless facts and facial hair.
Ash My Love are signed to Noise Appeal Records and you can find out more about upcoming gig dates, tours and releases on the following:
Beer or spritzer? Andi: Seasonal adjustment. Ursula: I always prefer beer.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why? Andi: Go go gadget bottleneck radar! Because I always lose my bottleneck on the stage. Ursula: Actually I would’t like to have any super power. I think there is always a dark side to things like that
If there was one album you could have made or been a part of apart from your own, what would it be?
Andi: GodWeenSatan: The Oneness by Ween
Ursula: almost every album by PJ Harvey.
The best Beisl in Vienna is… Andi: I’ll be part of the rhiz lobby, I choose the rhiz! Ursula: Ya, definitely Rhiz.
If you were stuck on an island, which celebrity, which book, which film and which album would you HATE to have with you?
Andi: oh if I was stuck there I hope I am not with Freitag, Das große Sponti Sprüche Buch, The Creature Wasn’t Nice and Cindi Lauper.
Ursula: I’d say Tom Hanks, any book on finance, pretty woman and Fatboy Slim.
A piece of useless trivia you know which other people might not…… Andi: A smile is the decoration of the stupid. Ursula: There is a difference between countably and uncountably infinite.
The best way to cure a hangover is…………. Andi: Coke, Coffee and Ham & Eggs with three eggs. Ursula: To not to a have a hangover in the first place. Otherwise there is no hope.
What your band have been called if it wasn’t Ash My Love? Andi: Not ash my love.
Mustache or beard? Andi: My mustache looks like a beard :) Ursula: I have to say beard. There is hardly no man on earth who looks good with a mustache.
Describe your music in 5 words or less: Andi: Go and buy the Album. Ursula: Minimalistic and bass driven delta blues
Cd or vinyl? Andi: Vinyl. Ursula: Vinyl. Of course.
Your guilty pleasure (musically) is…..
Andi: i have not a real guilty pleasure, but the song of my life is from Fabrizio De Andre – Andrea.
Ursula: I don’t feel shame about any music I listen to, so in my opinion I don’t have guilty pleasures at all.
What is currently on your mp3 player/cd player/ record player?
Andi: at the moment “Juke Joint Pimps”, “Reverend Louis Overstreet”, “Evelyn Freeman”
Ursula: Dean Blunt, Helena Hauff, James Holden,…
Yppenplatz or Naschmarkt? Andi: Cafe CI . Ursula: CI!
Your favourite cocktail is…… Andi: I don’t like cocktails. but if I had to choose one, i’d choose one with umbrella. Ursula: Vodka-Martini
3 songs that HAVE to be in a 90’s playlist:
Andi: if you mean in a comercial playlist than for sure “Fugazi – Waiting Room”, “Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back” and “Lordz Of Brooklyn – Saturday Nite Fever”
Ursula: Pretty hard to choose, but three songs that come to my mind are Pulp – Common People, Portishead – Wandering Star and PJ Harvey – Down by the Water.
Rocky or Rambo? Andi: I choose Rambo! Cause Rambo had a damn cool red headband! Ursula: Rocky
Your favourite piece of clothing is…… Andi: My skull ring, my suspenders and my sheriff star. Ursula: A very cosy dark blue sweater, I stole from my sister’s boyfriend
What can we expect from Ash My Love in 2014? What is in the pipeline? Do have any other gigs or a tour planned? We will see, but at the moment there is nothing planned exept doing some concerts and working on the next album.
We all have a porn star name. Take the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on, what would yours be? Andi: Fiffi Klausenbach Ursula: haha. Susi Rettenbach.