The Mute Gods interviewed by EON Music

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Nick Beggs and Roger King were recently interviewed by EON Music. Check out some quotes from the interview below but if you would like to read the full article, click here.

When you started The Mute Gods, initially you were unsure how the project would be received; does getting an award like this validate it?

NB: Yes, of course. I mean, I suppose we would have carried on regardless, but this puts a spring in your step, you know? It makes you feel like somebody’s listening, and so, okay; should we consider more carefully what we are doing, or should we just carry on in a laissez-faire way?

RK: The second album is underway, but that largely depends on how you pay me, Nick! *laughing* But yes, of course it validates everything you do; if people buy it, then it’s a pat on the back, and it makes you think; well, when I get up tomorrow morning, I am renewed and reinvigorated, and I’ll get on with it.

So the second Mute Gods album is on the way then?

NB: Definitely.
RK: Very much so. It’ll be out in the early part of the new year.

Have you got a title for it?

NB: I have got a title for it, but I’m not going to tell you yet.

RK: Yes, because we’re going to fight over the title!

NB: Yes, Roger thinks it’s terrible, but I love it; it’s apocalyptic, ironic and catchy!

‘Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me’ was a very personal record, which made it even more rewarding.

NB: We were talking about this over dinner; we were just talking about how people respond to visceral, guttural emotion, and they want to hear the real person, and if you’ve got something to say, and if you can say it in the purest way; that’s human condition, that’s what people relate to. So, I guess, that’s what we tried to do with that record; talk about subjects that connect with people.

RK: It doesn’t matter if it’s prog, pop, or r ‘n’ b, or classical, or anything; you don’t get in the way of talking to your audience.

NB: That’s very true.

RK: It kind of doesn’t matter; you put a heartfelt song in the middle of a prog album, and it’s the heartfelt song that connects.

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