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Shit Robot goes live, says sorry, plots world domination

Never say never. Last year when The Ticket interviewed Marcus Lambkin, AKA Shit Robot, he was adamant that there would be no live show. People wanted Lambkin to start doing shows to promote his “From the Cradle to the Rave” …

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 09:30

   

Never say never. Last year when The Ticket interviewed Marcus Lambkin, AKA Shit Robot, he was adamant that there would be no live show.

People wanted Lambkin to start doing shows to promote his “From the Cradle to the Rave” debut album, but he was not interested.

“I’m going to resist it for now because I think it would be very difficult to put together a live show for that record”, he said. “I couldn’t have the vocalists like Ian, Nancy or Alexis onstage every night for a start.

“If I was going to do it, I’d want to do it right. I’m not going to stand up onstage with a laptop. That would be foolish.”

Five months later and, yes, you’ve guessed it, Lambkin is about to start doing live shows. On The Record contacted him and asked him to explain himself.

“I was under pressure to do a live show at the time, but as I said back then, I wouldn’t have the vocalists on stage, or it wouldn’t be like a conventional ‘band’ thing.

“But then we started to think about things a little differently, different ways of bringing the show to life, but it still being Shit Robot. We decided to build something called The Shit Robot Show. It’s based on a large screen, with me inside it, kind of like a giant DJ booth, but with me playing some synths and hardware. We’ve got some of the vocalists appearing on the screen, and some pretty cool visuals for each track. It will hopefully be a good show, I’m excited about it.”

Shit Robot’s first live show wll be at London’s Fabric on March 4 followed by some SXSW appearances. An Irish festival show is also likely this summer.

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