Morpheus Tilley drummer for Mojo Alice talks to Loud-Stuff about blues, fireworks and mayhem…
How would you describe your music?
Tell us about the history of the project?
We’ve been together for 4 years gigging, writing and recording and we released our first album Liquid Sin in September 2019 which is available on our website.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
We have a wide range of influences but the main ones are AC/DC, Motorhead, Pantera, Gary Moore, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muddy Waters. You can hear it in our music there’s a heavy bluesy groove stomp all the way through it. Lemmy would be our collective musical hero. He was the real deal.
What inspires you?
All the old blues guys like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters who worked their arses off to make a living in such a prejudiced world amazes me. The great things people achieve sometimes against incredible odds is very inspirational.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We are very focused when writing so we lock ourselves away from any distractions in our studio.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
All of them are fun to play. In My Head has the most demanding arrangement and when we all lock in tight it’s pure sonic joy. Master Of Lovin’ is an infectious blues song and it’s cool watching the audience rock to that.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
A World Tour with AC/DC- I mean who wouldn’t want to watch Angus and the boys tear it up every night. They are such a great band.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
We love the fact that anyone can get their music out to the masses but with Covid-19 everyone is doing it real tough and we do feel for all the musicians who are unable to tour to make a living.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
I was at a gig after-party once that got a bit out of hand. Fireworks got set off inside this house in the kitchen then someone came in the living room with a petrol weed-eater going full noise and attacked the furniture while people were sitting on it. It was total mayhem.
The sofa went flying out through the locked French doors which came off their hinges and skyrockets were ricocheting off the walls and ceiling. I’m not saying I was involved or anything. History tells us drummers don’t tend to get up to such mischief haha.
What are your future plans?
We are now writing for our second album which we will have done by February 2021 and then hopefully we can hit the road wherever we can. We can’t wait!