Health first gained reputation through a remix of their song “Crimewave” by experimental electronic band Crystal Castles in August 2007. The rendition helped broaden Health’s audience in anticipation for their full-length debut a month later released under LovePump United. The band’s self-titled album was recorded in L.A.’s noise/experimental venue, The Smell. Their unique sound on the album caught the attention of Spin in which they wrote, “The near-innocuous opening track of Health’s self-titled album, “Heaven,” segues into the 36-second neurotic dissonance of “Girl Attorney,” which picks up tempo on its transition into “Triceratops”—a thrashing scourge of screeches, feedback, and gratuitous clanging reminiscent of Liars laced with a relief of a Deerhunter meditation.”
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
I was born in San Diego, CA. Right now I’m in Utretcht, Netherlands.
For new fans what’s the best 3 words to describe your sound?
BANG BOOM POW (and that’s not an ICP reference)… But easiest thing is to jump right on Spotify, its faster than me explaining.
Tell us about the birth of this project:
We were birthed in the L.A. noise scene. Around the venues il Corral and The Smell. Really fertile time in underground Los Angeles, late in the naughty aughties… So we wanted to make a group immediately and join the scene. I met the singer while we were both working at Guitar Center Hollywood. We found our drummer on Craigslist.
Are you looking forward to your big tour?
Currently on it! Been on tour a month and a half and have another two months to go but we live for this shit.
What can fans expect to see at the live shows?
Crazy ass lights, and a lot of energy onstage. We want to entertain ya.
Dark Beauty is definitely a fan and happy to see you around for the past 10 plus years. What’s your secret to the longevity of your career?
Not having a define-able genre… so we didn’t fade away with any trends. Makes getting bigger much harder though.
How can we find your amazing new album?
Everywhere. Spotify, Apple and in the record store you name it.
Special message to your fans:
Buy dem tix! CLICK HERE
More music quicker than before.
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