Scott Walker & Sunn O))) To Play Live?

Scott Walker has told the Quietus that he has talked to members of Sunn O))) about the possibility of playing material from Soused live.

The enigmatic singer pretty much retired from live performance after a tour of English clubs to support the 1978 Walker Brothers albumNite Flights but he has hinted more recently that he might be tempted to play live again with a compact five piece band.

However in an interview with Queitus Editor John Doran, which will run in full later this week, he suggested that this was now more likely than ever as the following extract shows:

Now I wasn’t going to ask this originally but there was a clue on the official 4AD website which made me change my mind. On the Soused page there are tabs which read ‘news’, ‘video’ and ‘live’. So are there going to be live shows?

Scott Walker: I haven’t seen what you’re talking about but then I never look at the website so that could be why… Erm… Stephen [O’Malley, Sunn O)))] and I brushed on this and we all want to see what’s going to happen with the album.

But you’re not saying no.

SW: We’re not saying no but we want to see what the reaction to Soused will be, to see if it’s strong enough to make a consideration of it.

But if the reaction is strong enough then you’ll be looking for a venue that’s nice enough and well equipped enough to reproduce this kind of sound?

SW: Yeah. Oh yeah… Oh yeah.

In the interview, in which he discusses the collaborative album in detail, he says that if they do play live he won’t be wearing a monk’s cowls however.

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