Band Interview: Medusa Touch

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are very pleased to bring you an interview with Scottish heavy metal band, Medusa Touch!

1. How did you get started as a band?

The band was born out of a decaying Punk Band in 1982. Gordon (Gogsy) Sinclair was the guitarist in the UK82 punk band THREATS, and the band had reached its natural conclusion in early 82. Gogsy and a close friend starting jamming together to bands like early Maiden, MSG and Scorpions and then decided that a band would be a good idea. We joined up with a drummer and bass player we say advertising in a local rock mag and that was that MT was born!

2. How would you describe your sound?

I would say somewhere in the WASP, Y&T, Ratt, Maiden, Accept type music sound. Definitely, the 2 guitar vibe. Definitely 80s metal. Although the modern equipment available really adds to the sound.

3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?

Maiden, MSG, Scorpions, Motorhead, (I’m just going to list all the 80’s band here hehehehe) you get the picture. Its all the great bands from that era. We loved them all then and still do.

4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?

This is always a good question. You can’t help but embrace it. It’s the way most people get their music now. We still do CD’s because people like to “own” something that they can hold in their hands. We are even looking at vinyl releases because people love that. But, digital, yes we are on them all, you need to be to get the exposure you need. It’s not a good way of earning, but you can’t mustn’t avoid it.

5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?

I spend a lot of time with music. Keeping my guitars up to scratch. So, a lot of time is spent with music. I do enjoy watching football, soccer for you yanks! Hehehe. Very very rarely get to see games live these days tho.

6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?

Yup we have a small tour of Scotland in November 19, follows by some Festivals in 2020. We do hope to get enough interest to get further a field tho.


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