A brand new feature of the Heathen Apostles is in the latest issue of Symbols Magazine, in it Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin discuss their unique sound, the meaning of Gothic Roots music and why they decided to release an album of remixes. You can read all about it HERE.
Mather appeared on the TradioV’s Po Show (hosted by Polina Hryn) along with other guests Jessamyn Rose and Holly West. She was interviewed about the Heathen Apostles 2016 plans, along with questions relating to her costume designing and modeling. Click HERE to watch the episode (Mather’s interview comes in the second half if you need to skip through).
2016 brings a new feature in the very popular Dark Beauty Magazine. It was written by Meikee Magnetic and covers the many influences, both musical and visual, of the Heathen Apostles. Click HERE to read the article in full.
In case you missed the Ash Wednesday appearance of the Heathen Apostles on 88.9 KXLU you can now listen to it in it’s entirety. They play a short set then talk to hosts Robert Douglas and Hilary Russel about the formation of the band, their first album Boot Hill Hymnal and the recording of the new Without A Trace EP. Click HERE to listen, it will begin playing automatically.
The audio from the Heathen Apostles’ January 5th 2014 appearance on KCAA is now available by clicking on the link below. Mather, Chopper, Thomas and Viktor were interviewed for about a half hour by The Boss Lady and Crispy Taco on the Classic Glamour Dolls Radio show and played songs from the Boot Hill Hymnal cd.
deVour Magazine: Describe your sound and influences to someone who has never heard the band before.
Mather Louth: We were recently described as “outlaw goth”, and I think that’s a rather memorable and visual description of the Heathen Apostles world. Certainly we have a country and roots element to our music, but there’s a definite Southern Gothic cloud over that landscape.
As for influences, my own run the gamut with regards to music (everything from crackling antique recordings of roots music to modern day shoegaze), though I am perpetually drawn to artists that are unafraid to offer a window into the inner workings of their hearts and guts- Mark Lanegan, Nick Cave, and PJ Harvey all come to mind as stellar examples of this time and time again. I am also a self-professed book worm and am fascinated with the art of writing, so I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of translating my own written words into song.
dM: I’d love for you to speak on your new album and it’s creation, obstacles and favorite tracks (if you have any).
Chopper Franklin: For our debut album (Boot Hill Hymnal), we knew we wanted a wide variety of sounds and influences, so the songwriting process mainly consisted of me tracking songs in as many different styles as I could and getting them over to Mather for lyrics. She did a great job of going with it on every occasion- the lyrics are fantastic, and the six songs we co-wrote on the record are the first six songs we wrote together (there are no outtakes or unfinished songs.) We each had two existing songs that fit right in with the album, so that was great, too. My two favorites on the record right now are “The Reckoning” and “Lonesome Whistle”, because they both show extremely different sides of the Heathen Apostles.
Read the rest of the interview HERE