Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
If you're reading this article on this website (and I'd be worried if you found it on any other website tbh) then you've probably realised LITM is a multi-faceted enterprise comprising of various different musical services - including PR, events, and a record label. Call me biased but in my half a year of running the blog and working with the team I've developed a soft spot for Cocoa Futures. The number of groups I can think of from the capital who genuinely sound like they enjoy creating music (and aren't fad-chasing chancers) is dwindling. For me, the LITM label signees get what it's all about. Their debut EP Blue is a record that's brimming with positivity and care, and it reminds me of some of my fave art rock from way back when (before I was even born I guess). 'Bee' and 'The Blue' are two songs I can depend on, and I've seen them live and they rock, so without further ado, allow me to present to you the first fruits of a new feature idea that was conceived down at the pub...
It's 21 Questions with Greg Sanderson!
Which song do you wished you’d written and why?
I wish I’d written ‘This Must Be The Place’ just cos it’s the best song ever made - a quad-core banger.
What will the industry look and sound like in twenty years?
Be thriving in terms of gigs. You’ll just be able to get a driverless car to a gig, have a few tinnies and get driven home by a robot lad. Perfect. Probs have quite a lot of boring music. It’ll be bald. By 2037, everyone will be bald. We’ll have no need for hair. It’ll be confusing. How will you be able to meet your mate at a gig if everyone’s bald? Hats. Loads more hats.
Which contemporary album do you think will be regarded a classic fifty years from now?
Sparklehorse's Good Morning Spider. It’s weird cos I really struggled with it when I first bought it. It was pretty different to the other (pretty limited) stuff I was listening to at the time. But I’d spent bloody £15.99 on it in Our Price so I persevered. Such a belter. Here’s my fave song from it:
Who is the most underrated musician? Why?
I reckon Sparklehorse / Mark Linkous (sorry to repeat myself). Just amazing. I love the off-kilter way his albums are put together. And lyrically they’re so, so great. Oh and also the late 90's guitar band Cable. Brill guitars and melodies.
Who is the most overrated musician? Why?
Eek. Hard to answer this one without slagging someone off. But I’m really not into those lads out of the The Doors. Bit boring tbh.
If you could make music in any time and place, where and when would it be, and why?
I’d like to make music in London 2020, by then I should have been able to afford a half decent laptop that doesn’t crash all the time.
Humiliation: name a famous film you haven't seen / album you haven’t heard.
Film: Schindler’s List. Is it any good?
Album: I think it’s that Sex Pistols one - that’s an important album right? I think it’s the only one they made too… Probs should have listened to it. It’s also probably like 23 minutes long or something…
Biggie or Tupac
Bowie or Eno
Oh, come on. That’s tough. Probably Bowie. Eno’s a legend, there’s only one Bowie.
Krautrock or Free Jazz
Stevie Nicks or Peter Green
Stevie Nicks. She’s so great.
MJ or Prince
Seriously? Jesus. Okay, MJ.
Beyonce or Solange
Both amazing. Beyonce tho.
Dizzee Rascal or Skepta
Kanye or Drake
Kanye. Some of his stuff is so out there.
Britney or Taylor
Elton John or Freddie Mercury
Lennon or McCartney
Lennon’s the hipster choice, but I reckon McCartney.
‘Girl’s Just Wanna Fun’ or ‘It’s Raining Men’
Easy. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – banger
Tarantino or Scorcese