Dave was Deputy Editor, then Art Editor on Drummer magazine before going freelance in 2007 to “mess around” designing books and websites. He joined Rhythm in his current role two years ago and you’ll generally find him hunched over his computer monitor staring at Photoshop or Indesign whilst somehow forgetting to stop to eat. The rest of the Rhythm team swears he hates music, although really he just hates everything they like. He is also a guitarist of 15 years and a self-proclaimed music production geek.
Drumming Experience: 13 years
Top 3 Drummers:
Pink Floyd - ‘Money’, Darkside of the Moon
Everyone has some Pink Floyd, don’t they? Phew – this is a good start and much less embarrassing than expected.
Phoenix - ‘Fences (Friendly Fires remix)’, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The new album from the Parisian electro rockers is great – although Friendly Fires seems to have taken a decent band and made them sound like rubbish 90s dance on this track. Oh dear.
Joan As Police Woman - ‘Anyone’, Real Life
Actually, if you’re going to listen to any of Joan Wasser’s stuff, check out her 2004 self-titled EP which is a bit rockier and cooler than her later stuff, which just sounds like an Antony And The Johnsons covers band – although that’s kind-of forgivable since she was part of that band for a while.
Pavement - ‘Date w/IKEA’, Brighten the Corners
Classic band! For the perfect retro summer soundtrack, just add Weezer.
Julian Plenti - Fly As You Might, Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper
Great new album from Interpol’s frontman and this track is genuinely one of my favourites. Wow – I got through that without any of my questionable elevator jazz coming up. Ha! In your face, rest of Rhythm team!