Torture and the Desert Spiders

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"groovin"

21 / musician / Liverpool + NJ

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General

Music making, diy scene groovin, radio show spinning, gig-putting-on, and mostly gig playing! Band: Torture and the Desert Spiders Radio: @Listen.Camp, /Kill The Radio/ Promo: Kill the Radio - \UK / NYC/

Music

Wilco, The Districts, Misfits, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Marling, Paul Cherry, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Egyptian Tongue, Paolo Nutini, the 1990s, Amyl and the Sniffers, Ramones, Belle and Sebastian, Parquet Courts, Babe Rainbow, Nina Simone, Coltrane, Cass Elliot, Howlin Wolfe, Lead Belly, Gatemouth Brown, Tinariwen, Songhoy Blues, Ali Farke Toure, Amidou and Mariam, The Strokes

Movies

Paris, Texas / This Is Spinal Tap / It Might Get Loud / Almost Famous / 8 1/2

Television

Letterkenny Always Sunny in Philadelphia How to Get Away With Murder

Books

Electric Koolaid Acid Test New Journalism HOWL Siddhartha What a Time to Be Alone Dubliners A Man Called Destruction

Heroes

Shane Mcgowan / Sinead o'Connor / Bowie / Nina Simone

Torture and the Desert Spiders's Latest Blog Entries [View Blog]

FESTIVAL TONIGHT?? (CHECK IT OUT)) (view more)

New Album out FRIDAY- Pre- save link in our ABOUT ME (view more)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel here: (view more)

Ayyyy nearly 1,700 views on our latest set! (view more)

Played a new gig that hit 1.5k this week- thanks so much to those spinning it! (view more)

Torture and the Desert Spiders's Blurbs

About me:

Musician living in Liverpool, UK from NYC/NJ ... bad at skating, good at falling

Who I'd like to meet:

you...! Music lovers, artists, humans and all that!

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Tony G.

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I just listened to "Flesh On Trial" and my personal favourite,"There's A Dog Somewhere Barking".
Easter is a time when I think about the people in my life who have passed on, and even though those songs aren't about that particular topic, the emotive quality of your music seems like it fits my mood right now.
Thank you.I hope you are doing well in Liverpool.
I also hope Liverpool beat Arsenal this Sunday!
Take care.

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Thank you so much! I hope your Easter was lovely. Sadly Gunners lost, but I live in Liverpool so at least I feel like I kinda won somehow. My best-

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Waste Record

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Really like your vibes ! Keep going !!

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Thanks dudes!

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dolphinbrain

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SPACE IS THE PLACE !!
THANKS FOR CONNECTING !! ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿง 

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Space place is the place for spacing!!!! ;-)

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Space place is the place for spacing!!!! ;-)

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Gio

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Hey! Thanks for the add! Cool profile!

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Hey, you as well! Love the colors!

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ash lynx

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thanks for the add! i love your profile!

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Thank you!
Yours too!

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badwolf

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Hi thanks for the add I noticed you mention Liverpool (England perhaps?) are you from there?

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Ah ya, we're based in Liverpool but I'm from NY/NJ!

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Nice to know we are in the same city right now haha.

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Frankkie

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Thank you for the add, and welcome to Spacehey, the coolest place on the Internet since the old Myspace. I'm relatively new here too, and this platform is pretty fun ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Nice to meet ya!

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Hi Tortcha!

Thank you for the comment reply back. Glad to meet you too, thank you! I'm so happy that you found Spacehey, we should definitely keep in touch, and I hope that you're having a great day!

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Tony G.

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I just watched that entire live set at The Senn uninterrupted, and again I have to say it was wonderful.I also caught that "Lens Of A Wool" segment, where you did your song "Emperor's New Clothes". I thought it was going to be a Sinead O'Connor cover, but I'd rather hear an original anyway . Great song.Where did you learn to sing like that ?Again, just because I growl like an ape, doesn't mean I can't appreciate real singing !Here's a documentary about Victoria BC punk rock that was actualy named after a song I wrote ages ago, and my band is briefly in it as well.
Hope you are well !

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Damn.Forgot to add the link .
Here it is :
https://youtu.be/LDtKAqhnKUY

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I'm so glad you liked it! Good eye on the Emperor's New Clothes Sinead reference- I was so into her growing up and that song was written this year and was completely inspired by her tune. I taught myself to sing, just growing up walking around wherever I lived and belting out tunes as I walked... lots of Wilco and Nina Simone and Howlin Wolfe. Nowadays, I study music in Liverpool but beyond that it's just what I've always done. Glad to hear you dig it and I'll defo check out that doc tomorrow.
Cheers-

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Lyrian Space Frequencies

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Thanks for the friend request!

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Of course dude! Keep on, keeping on! x

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Tony G.

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Your songs are beautiful and thoughtfully crafted.
Your vocals have the capacity to both bring one to tears and make one smile simultaneously.
Thank you for the link to that live set .
Good night.

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Wow... that made my night- thank you so much!
I am stoked to check out your tunes and really, truly appreciate the feedback dude.
Much love!!

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You're welcome ! It was just an honest response to how I felt when I heard your music.I'm happy you appreciated it.You may not have the same admiration when it comes to my yelling and hammering on the guitar like an angry ape, but it's still coming from a place of passion and dedication.It's cool if you're not into it though.Much respect to you.

https://ak-473.bandcamp.com/releases

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Thank you again. Yoooo that shit is heavy! Makes me miss the pit pre-rona haha. Who plays lead on that stuff? Really tight stuff. Dig Wrong Side of the Law and Smarmy Little Fuck, has all the good stuff of classic stuff but with a heavier vocal edge- who're yer influences? Groovin to this dude! Defo gonna be singing Wrong Side of the Law for a while....

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My friend Kent does all the lead guitar work, and he's extremely talented.He can do everything from classic rock to his own material, metal, whatever really.
I'm influenced by everything from Black Flag, to Tear It Up, Cut The Shit, Coke Bust, Raw Power, and too many others .The Clash are my favourite of all time, even though we sound nothing like them .On "Wrong Side Of The Law" I thought we kind of tapped into our love of AC/DC . I am also currently into Lewis Capaldi and Dermot Kennedy, even though that's far from what we do.
What are your influences ?You've developed your own unique sound.

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Ah, very cool- love a lot of those names!
I was really influenced by Sinead O'Connor, Wilco, Villagers, The Clash, Billy Bragg, Dr. Dog, the Misfits, Joan Jett, the Modern Lovers- I love Jonathon Richman, the Pogues, Beck, CAKE, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nina Simone... loads of bits. Lately been digging The Bamboos, The Poets of Rhythm and Spanky Wilson a lot! Lots of names haha.

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Awesome. I love Sinead O'Connor,Billy Bragg,Nina Simone,Joan Jett,and Jonathan Richmann is cool too.I will check out some of the names on that list that I haven't heard.I LOVE discovering new music !
Thanks for the names .
Take care and I hope you're having a great day.

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Torture and the Desert Spiders

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Heya guys! Just played this set if you was see...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0wvY_kOcKWbFxo4qtO6MXBlY0Qa0N-M8V8HIywGIMR3PYFllwRtTwDLro&v=Kws6-2cUXVA&feature=youtu.be

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โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿงข๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿฅš

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Gabriel Cedeño

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Hey dude, thanks for add...

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Torture and the Desert Spiders

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All good! And I am from NY / grew up in Jersey and then moved to the UK for uni-
Happy New Year!

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Sunbeam42

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Thanks for the add!! So you're originally from England? Are you in the US for school?

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Torture and the Desert Spiders

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Thanks for checkin out Money n yall seem groovy too!

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SanderK

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Hey thanks for the add, you groovy!

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steb•wash

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Yo, thnx 4 accepting my add! Checked out ur track "Money" earlier and I dig it!! Thnx 4 sharing in the forums!

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