Total Bloody Chaos is a really good group which plays raw punk and I
really like it. Here´s an interview with the group done in October 2014.
Please tell me a little bit history of the group?
-Basically it was 3 members from one of our old bands, MEXICAN
OVERDRIVE, that decided to form another band , Andy ,Mick D and myself
recruited the services of Graham and at our first practice in June 2007
asked Cardiff Jo, who was there to take some photos , to do some backing
vocals. She decided to go and make her nest in the dark domain of
Yorkshire with one of LOWLIFE UK's hunchbacks so in came Jodie on vocals
with me. As it stands at the minute we are not doing anything as in
April of 2014 Graham , our drummer , suffered a massive brain hemorrhage
and is still recovering.
Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age,
family, work, interests and something bad about everyone?
-Ok, Graham on drums , he has just turned 50 , he has kids ,and
grandkids , obviously doesn’t work as he’s recovering from the brain
hemorrhage , he likes to piss me off by going to car boot sales,
stealing vinyl and sending me the photos ,he also likes to flick peoples
dicks. Andy on guitar , he's 49 and 3 foot 7, he has kids and does work
doing something , not sure what to be honest , he breeds miniature
ponies and collects lego. He is quite intelligent for a short arse and
is a proper grammar nazi , all punctuation , spelling etc must be
correct or he'll nibble yer ankles. A very good musician and a
perfectionist , but you wouldn’t think that if you ever saw him play
after drinking half a crate of cider before a gig. Nick on bass , a
giant of a man standing at 7 foot 3 , he's 51 and does work as a chef or
something which is apt as his face resembles a large garlic and
coriander naan bread ,this is a constant source of grief when on a night
out hungry piss heads try to rip parts of his face off to dip in their
curries. Nick likes to frighten folk on dark nights by going out dressed
in black and pretends to be the moon ,shouting very loudly at the
elderly and crackheads. He also collects bricks. Jodie is on vocals ,
she is not quite a midget but still very short at 4 foot 1, she is only
15 but looks a lot older , she does work as a support worker for
vulnerable adults which is very ironic as she’s a fucking nutcase and is
very surprising she has not been sectioned before now. She has no kids
and her hobbies are collecting toe nails and homeless peoples shoes. I
am on vocal duties as well ,I am 32 and I work in an engineering firm
making office furniture for government bodies and the police force , I
like to collect dirt on my neck as well as midget porn magazines.
Total bloody chaos…a good name who came up with that?(it sounds a little
like the Swedish band Totalt Jävla Mörker(Total fucking darkness) Which
is the best bandname you know?
-It was Sandie , Grahams missus who suggested TBC as it’s on every
poster you see , we discussed what it could mean and we all came up with
TOTAL BLOODY CHAOS. There are a lot of good band names out there , SODS
LAW , DECLARATION OF WAR , RAZORBLADE SMILE , SICK ON THE BUS etc , too
many to mention to be fair.
Your influences goes way back in time, am I right? I can hear Crass,
Conflict? Am I right -Yeah they do and yes you're right, bands like
CRASS and CONFLICT played a big role in my teenage years.
What´s the best thing with playing live?
-Meeting new friends.
And where is best to play?
-Have not played a bad place yet but i think we all really love playing
How is it to play this sort of music in England? Is it hard to get gigs?
-Pretty easy to get gigs to be honest , there’s quite a good network
within the U.K.
How would you describe your music in three words?
-IN YER FACE
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-It’s a lifestyle and i have no choice , I can’t see myself living like
the rest of the sheep , we have a worldwide community that can’t be
How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?
-I download the odd album but I always look out to buy whenever
How is it to live in England now? Politically? What about Scotland?
-As with everywhere we are always being shit on by those in power ,as it
stands at the munity they are stopping and/or capping benefits , cutting
yet more services saying the country is skint , yet they can afford to
pay 3 billion to fund yet another war abroad. I really wanted Scotland
to gain independence but as I don’t live there its best not to comment.
Is there any good bands from England now?
-There are loads of good bands around at the minute , DECLARATION OF WAR
, VITRIOLIC RESPONSE , MANIFEST , THE VILE , HUNG LIKE HANRATY , ...I
could go on ...
What do you know about Sweden?
-Not too much I am afraid although I believe there's a right good scene
Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?
-I love DISFEAR , SKITSYSTEM and IMPERIAL LEATHER, I also like AVSKUM
DRILLER KILLER and REGULATIONS
Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?
-Jodie writes some and I write some as for what influences us it is
usually something that pisses us off
Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?
-I dont believe there is.
Politics and music, does it goes hand in hand?
-Of course it does, we have a medium where we can voice our
anger/opinions on shite that goes on, without it would become just
another music genre.
Best political band/artist?
-For me it has to be CONFLICT , but I think it’s unfair to ask for one
so ...DOOM / OI POLLOI / SUBHUMANS/ ICONS OF FILTH / EXTREME NOISE
Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyone’s life, I
mean people who listens to music?
-They changed my life when I was a teenager so I believe they still can.
Are you doing any covers live?
-We did in the past NUCLEAR WASTE, OI POLLOI --- STATE VIOLENCE STATE
CONTROL . DISCHARGE --- and WORK TOGETHER , THE OPPRESSED which we did
Can you imagine yourself doing a tribute song to a special football
team, animal rights or any political party?
Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and
under some gig?
-There are loads of stuff but we played a gig at Bilston protest camp in
Scotland and I got quite drunk beforehand , during our set a dog got on
stage and I was following it about , as you would if a dog got on stage.
Whilst I was doing this 6 girls in front of the stage took their tops
off and did a human pyramid!
How does your audience look like?
-Old and bored usually
Which people do you miss on your concerts?
Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five
most important things in life? Again too hard but as of this minute 1--
CONFLICT -- INCREASE THE PRESSURE 2-- DOOM -- CORRUPT FUCKING SYSTEM 3--
EXPLOITED -- FUCK THE SYSTEM 4 --SUBHUMANS - CRADLE TO THE GRAVE 5--
SPERMBIRDS -- SOMETHING TO PROVE SLEAFORD MODS-- MANCHESTER 2013 / THE
METEORS - PRESTON 85/CONFLICT -- MANCHESTER 88? / DOOM -- WIGAN 89? /THE
STIFFS -- ACCRINGTON 79 Happiness , health , friendships, music and
Is it boring with interviews? Which is the most stupid question you ever
-It can be and Which is the most stupid question you ever have got??
Do you understand that reviewers always compare bands to other bands? Is
that disturbing when you try to do something own?
-To be honest if someone compares us to other bands it can be flattering
especially if it’s a band that you like.
Futureplans for the band?
-Get graham well and tour Europe
-To enjoy every minute
-Keep it DIY
Something to add?
-The information given about the band members at the beginning of this
interview may be incorrect. haha