Not a lot you can learn from the Facebook page of Lust, save that they’re “A band from Toronto”, and their preferred genre is “Fuzz”. Peel back a layer or two, and you’ll find that one of the prime movers behind Lust is Scott Downes, one of the primary members of Iris, who blew the doors off last year with “Fix Me” and “Ragdoll”. But this isn’t that. What is this, then? Equal parts Nothing and Pity Sex, this is slightly sludgy, ragged but not sloppy, and wholly epic. We bugged Scott to spill the beans on the new band, and the new self-titled LP due today. Press play, and read why we’re pretty excited about this release.
DKFM: So, is this a breakaway project to explore your sonic boundaries? Or are you done with Iris? Long question short, what motivated you to start up Lust?
Scott/Lust: I started this band with Trevor a few months back, because I really wanted to sing in a band. Coincidentally, Brad quit Iris and now I sing in both bands. I’ll never be done with Iris though. I love both bands the same.
DKFM: This seems a different musical approach than Iris. What kinds of sounds and themes are you exploring here?
Scott/Lust: We’re exploring sonic walls of perversion. Low and slow, baby. Low and slow. The lyrical themes have a lot to do with getting a meaningless nut in, and thinking of your ex girlfriend, or boyfriend, whichever you prefer.
DKFM: Greater soft/loud dynamics here. Any bands or inspirations that helped shape the sonic landscape you built?
Scott/Lust: We all listen to the same kind of music, and all have our different tastes. So, it’s kind of like we’re playing what we love and bringing in all the other shit we love. Is that basic? buy non prescription flagyl Probably. I think we emulate it well, though. Trevor wishes we were a black metal band.
DKFM: How did you find your bandmates for this project? And what did they bring to the table, in the songwriting or recording process?
Scott/Lust: Trevor is one of my best friends, so I asked if he wanted to start this band with me. Trevor and Bostin play Magic together, and Trevor mentioned that Bostin wanted to be in a band like Lust, so I hit him up. Then, Leigh came over with my friend Jacob one day. I didn’t really know him at the time, but Trevor asked if he played any instruments. You get the picture. I had a lot of the songs written before we even started! Bostin and wrote Alone and Day Dream together, Trevor helped structure one of the songs, and Leigh, well he plays drums so he does whatever the hell he wants.
DKFM: Not to state the perfectly obvious, but this album rocks. Hard. Any plans to take this show on the road now the LP’s out?
Scott/Lust: We’re hitting up Montreal and Ottawa in a couple weeks. As for the states, i really don’t know. Leigh starts school in september. I think Bostin does too, I reall have no clue. Maybe we’ll do a little something in the winter for the states.
DKFM: What comes next for Lust?
Scott/Lust: The LP, shirts, maybe another EP later this year. We have a couple new songs we’re working on. Shouts out to Matty from Wheeler, KettleMain, Mr. Soft Treats, Na$ty Norm, and Acid?Priest in general. Total Love is sick too, check them out. Fuck the rest.
Grab a copy of Lust’s self-titled debut at Bandcamp, and follow them on Facebook. They’re busting out all over. Photo used with the kind permission of and © Justin Friske.