Gizz Butt's JANUS STARK have just released a brilliant new album Angel In The Flames, and this month head off on tour to promote it. Vive Le Rock caught up with Gizz and asked him for his own Top 5 videos...
Janus Stark – Shuffling The Pack
"Filmed August 2018 . The band shots were in a medieval building in Peterborough Cathedral Square. The Old Guild Hall. Filmed on a hot Saturday afternoon. We made as much racket as possible while the shoppers in Peterborough were all puzzled where the noise was coming from and what was going on in this building that no one is allowed in!"
The More I See – Suck On These Words
"Filmed in Hinchinbrooke Hall in Huntingdon in a spooky cellar. Really expert lighting and effects on a really low budget. Good location! A good location , ideas and lighting make everything. You don’t need sky high budgets."
The More I See – The Eye That Offends
"Shot in Tunisia in three separate Star Wars locations. What an adventure that was, trying to find these locations without any satnav or directions. We borrowed a drum kit, took our guitars on the plane along with a battery powered monitor and kicked up a fucking racket at Mos Espa when a bunch of tourists were sight-seeing."
The Prodigy – Firestarter
"This video and song hallmarked the beginning of my 3-year period with The Prodigy. That song will always be the one that represented that era along with 'Breathe' and 'Smack My Bitch Up'. This is the live at Phoenix Festival 1996 video. David Bowie was watching this from my side of the stage!"
Janus Stark – Crucify All The Leaders
"It’s the song for the times that we live. A solution for depression. Just imagine it and you’ll instantly feel better. Dreams can come true!!!!"
Janus Stark head out around the UK from the end of this month. Full dates are...
31 Jan – Peterborough, Burghley Club
15 Feb – Kings Lynn, Maltings Q Club
20 Feb – Sunderland, Peacock
21 Feb – Bolton, Little Bolton Town Hall
22 Feb – Keighley, The Exchange
29 Feb – Manchester, Retro Bar
20 Mar – Milton Keynes, Blacksmiths Arms
21 Mar – London, Archway The Lounge (Kolis)
28 Mar – Machynileth, The Red Lion
3 Apr – Stamford, Mama Liz's
4 Apr – Huddersfield, The Parish
5 Apr – Doncaster, The Leopard
9 Apr – Grimsby, Yardbirds
10 Apr – York, Fulford Arms
11 Apr – Edinburgh, Bannermans
12 Apr – Gateshead Black Bull
Pic by Daniel Ackerley