|THE TIM ANDREWS INTERVIEW||
Tim joined Antisect in 1986, taking on vocal duties from what was then a three piece. He toured Italy and the UK with us before the effects of the our disparate lifestyles led to the band's original demise in 1987. Throughout the time between then and Antisect's reformation in 2011, we had always stayed in touch and it was inconceivable that he should not be a part of the reunited lineup.
Since the first one in May 2011, we have done 30 odd shows together and enjoyed each other's company and companionship as much as we always have done. However, in December 2012 Tim told us of his intention to quit as soon as it was practical for him to do so. The set at Roadburn in April 2013 was his last show with the band.
Read on for a rare interview with him in which he explains the reasons behind his decision.
Obvious First Question... Why Leave?
The decision to leave came after my realisation that I could no longer balance the commitment required by the band with the commitment required by my family. At first I thought yeah, this something I wanna do, but as time went on it became apparent to me that I couldn't do both in harmony. As well as being away from my family, the financial aspect of travelling to London to rehearse took it's toll and then being away touring was a big tug on family life. So I had to make a choice of which was more important to me.
So What Were the Memorable Shows This Time Round?
If I have to name some, then Puntala would be one. Not because it was the first gig for 24 years, but because of the set up, the amazing venue, and the crazy Finns. Man, I though the English liked a drink...
Thoughts on the "Scene" in 2013
I think it's still strong for those who want it to be. Though I also think that music has changed and fused and there are still free thinking people who may be politically and ethically motivated but listen to different genres. I suppose I still see us as a minority.
And with a puff of smoke, he was gone..............