Slaughter II – Video Interview


Slaughter II features Brian Grantham the original drummer from Manchester punk rock band Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger, who was in the rebranded Slaughter. For a more detailed history see here.

Slaughter II and Louise for PlanetMosh

Ahead of their show at the Star in Garter in Manchester on 29th September I sat down and chatted to the band. If I said this was an interview, that would be in the loosest sense. It was more of an unscripted (i.e. no prepared questions) last minute decision and therefore held in a public bar, hence the back ground noise.

You get an introduction to the line up, including new bass player Martin Power, and find out what treat they have in store for us in January. Maybe I’ll get to do a proper interview then, with some more detailed questions!

Line Up:

Edweena Banger – Vocals/Guitar
Brian Grantham – Drums
Martin Power – Bass

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Slaughter II – Slaughter II album review here

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!