Mark Richardson is the hard-hitting physical presence behind the kit for Skunk Anansie. Back in the ’90s, Skunk enjoyed huge success off the back of their debut album //Paranoid & Sunburnt”, back when the recording industry was throwing money at its artists.
“We did photoshoots for the album cover for £100,000, videos for £100,000, and all of a sudden you had £2m’s worth of debt that nobody knew or care about,” he recalls. In 2013, however, with the changes in the industry and a lot less cash being thrown about, band members – drummers included – have to do a lot more than just play an instrument. Mark himself does the band’s photography, video filming, editing and uploading.
Read more about how Mark and his band do business in these tough economic times in this month’s Rhythm!