Luxury Death

Art project — Manchester

Name?
Meg Williams & Ben Thompson. AKA, Luxury Death.

Where are you from?
Currently based in Manchester.

What do you do?
Luxury Death is an art project focused mainly on music, while also exploring design & zine culture.

Describe your style in three words?
Cheap fashion goth.

What’s the best show you’ve ever been to?
When I (Ben) was 18 I saw a hardcore punk band called Fast Point play their last show in Sheffield. There were about 150 people crammed into the world's smallest pub function room. The floor fell through within 5 minutes and ambulances were called.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Leigh Bowery or Aleister Crowley. We’re just looking for a wild hour.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Punk changed everything.

If you could share the bill with any artist in history?
Madonna.

What music did you listen to growing up?
We both had very different upbringings which affected our tastes growing up. Ben was a mosher. Meg loved jazz.


Luxury Death is the brainchild of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson & Meg Williams, churning out hauntingly bittersweet lo-fi and producing a small art magazine under the same moniker.

They released their debut EP 'Glue' in February 2017 and were featured as one of the artists on our British New Wave 2017 blog.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Vogue' by Madonna. Meg - I had a VHS of her performing it live. She walked over a man wearing 6-inch heels.

One record you would keep forever?
'Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionsplot' by Sparklehorse. Our pick is 'Hammering the Cramps'.

A song from your favourite album?
'Quick Canal' by Atlas Sound, from Logos. Meg - It feels like you’re being born.

A song you wish you had written?
'Waiting Room' by Fugazi. Ben - Viva Revolution Summer.
'Black Cat' by Broadcast. Meg - That synth.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Disorder' by Joy Division. Ben - Specifically from 'Les Bains Douches', not the soulless remaster.
Meg - 'The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi' by Hot Sugar.

What was the last piece of music you bought? 
'Art Negre' by Cha Cha Guitri.
'French Kiss' by Lil’ Louis.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'The Pink Room' by Angelo Badalamenti. From the Twin Peaks soundtracks. We’re very into soundtracks. 

Best love song of all time?
'Love Come Down' by Evelyn "Champagne" King.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Behind This Wall' by Turning Point.

5 songs by new bands you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Bug' by Alex G
We love all of his work. Alex is an inspiration to DIY artists everywhere.

'Faux Text' by Drahla
The first UK band in a while that has really grabbed our attention.

'Reservoir' by Warehouse
The vocals. 

'The Lottery' by Uranium Club
One of Static Shock’s finest. 

'New Romance' by World Radio
Our drummer & producer Luke Rowland’s band on the new wave of pop. 

Honourable mentions to Youtube punk in the form of 'Telephone Bore' by G.S.B and 'Cassingles' by D.L.I.M.C.

Name?
Meg Williams & Ben Thompson. AKA, Luxury Death.

Where are you from?
Currently based in Manchester.

What do you do?
Luxury Death is an art project focused mainly on music, while also exploring design & zine culture.

Describe your style in three words?
Cheap fashion goth.

What’s the best show you’ve ever been to?
When I (Ben) was 18 I saw a hardcore punk band called Fast Point play their last show in Sheffield. There were about 150 people crammed into the world's smallest pub function room. The floor fell through within 5 minutes and ambulances were called.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Leigh Bowery or Aleister Crowley. We’re just looking for a wild hour.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Punk changed everything.

If you could share the bill with any artist in history?
Madonna.

What music did you listen to growing up?
We both had very different upbringings which affected our tastes growing up. Ben was a mosher. Meg loved jazz.


Luxury Death is the brainchild of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson & Meg Williams, churning out hauntingly bittersweet lo-fi and producing a small art magazine under the same moniker.

They released their debut EP 'Glue' in February 2017 and were featured as one of the artists on our British New Wave 2017 blog.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Vogue' by Madonna. Meg - I had a VHS of her performing it live. She walked over a man wearing 6-inch heels.

One record you would keep forever?
'Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionsplot' by Sparklehorse. Our pick is 'Hammering the Cramps'.

A song from your favourite album?
'Quick Canal' by Atlas Sound, from Logos. Meg - It feels like you’re being born.

A song you wish you had written?
'Waiting Room' by Fugazi. Ben - Viva Revolution Summer.
'Black Cat' by Broadcast. Meg - That synth.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Disorder' by Joy Division. Ben - Specifically from 'Les Bains Douches', not the soulless remaster.
Meg - 'The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi' by Hot Sugar.

What was the last piece of music you bought? 
'Art Negre' by Cha Cha Guitri.
'French Kiss' by Lil’ Louis.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'The Pink Room' by Angelo Badalamenti. From the Twin Peaks soundtracks. We’re very into soundtracks. 

Best love song of all time?
'Love Come Down' by Evelyn "Champagne" King.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Behind This Wall' by Turning Point.

5 songs by new bands you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Bug' by Alex G
We love all of his work. Alex is an inspiration to DIY artists everywhere.

'Faux Text' by Drahla
The first UK band in a while that has really grabbed our attention.

'Reservoir' by Warehouse
The vocals. 

'The Lottery' by Uranium Club
One of Static Shock’s finest. 

'New Romance' by World Radio
Our drummer & producer Luke Rowland’s band on the new wave of pop. 

Honourable mentions to Youtube punk in the form of 'Telephone Bore' by G.S.B and 'Cassingles' by D.L.I.M.C.

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