EMQ’s With THRASHATOUILLE – M2TM Edition
Hi everyone. Welcome to another special edition, M2TM based EMQs interview, this time with Cheshire UK based ‘Chef Metal’ band, Thrashatouille. Huge thanks to frontman, Rob, for taking part.
What’s your name, what instrument do you play, and can you tell us a little about the history of the band?
Pastry Chef – Shouting orders
Sous Chef – Plays with spaghetti
Head Chef – Slapping the sea bass
Pot Wash – Hitting the Pans (creator of only pans)
A drunken night commenced and after a fair few Kroonenberg’s the Head Chef announced to the Pastry Chef that ‘there wasn’t enough food in Metal.’ After proposing the idea to the Sous Chef, a song was written. The next day things got a bit messy so they recruited the Pot Wash, and the rest, as they say… is gravy!
What genre of Metal do you play?
How did you come up with your band name?
Pot Wash was watching Ratatouille, but it was already trademarked.
Where are you based and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Cheshire (and Wrexham), and scene is tastier than a rare steak!
What’s your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
“Rise of the Bludgeonaise” is the current EP, but our “UK Chef Metal” EP is nearly complete.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Gordon Ramsey, Mcdonalds, history of food, the Great British Bake Off, and your mums home cooked roast dinner.
What first got you into music?
M&Ms – Sous Chef
Corn – Head Chef
Spamthrax – Pot Wash
In Flame Grilled – Pastry Chef
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
What does Bloodstock Festival represent to you?
One hell of a BBQ and one of the best collections of food vans known to the UK.
Have you been to Bloodstock, and if so, what’s your favourite memory from the festival?
3 of us have been and we all love the giant Yorkshire puddings.
What are you going to bring to M2TM that you think will earn you a place on the New Blood Stage?
Free cake for all!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay safe, eat cake.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
We love cooking up a storm, but hate the clean down afterwards.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
We have already changed the industry by adding more food!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Collectively Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Supporting Evil Scarecrow or Acid Reign
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Pastry Chef – Professional pie eater
Pot Wash – Bringing Only Pans to the mainstream
Sous Chef – Owning a bar and drinking the profits
Head Chef – Actually being a chef
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Your mum as she brings the best Yorkshire puddings
Your dad for the Avon
Granny for the Anne summers
Jamie Oliver (would be funny to watch the last two fight)
What’s next for the band?
A new menu
Where can people find you online? Drop us your links below:
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
If you don’t like slam, you think Jaffa Cakes are biscuits.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Gravy! Always add gravy!