And end to live robotics
Marcus Lamb kin was always reticent about performing live as Shit Robot, but he decided to give it ago. Now, though, he’ s decided to park the liveshow.
“When it’s good, it’s good and on a great night, there is nothing better and it’ s really amazing. But it’s not for me.To do my own thing and do it on my own is hard. How do you do a song live when you have Alexis or Nancy singing on it on the record? If you use a backing track, it doesn’t work.
“I’ d love to do alive thing with a drum machine and a syn th, but then people show up wanting to heart he songs and you’ re disappointing people. It’s not for me; I didn’t enjoy it.”
There were also financial and logistical obstacles to going on tour.
“I watch my friends losing money left, right and centre when they tour. I know it makes a huge difference career- and-profile-wise,but it’s very expensive and very hard.
“You’ re travelling most of the time, sitting in a field in the middle of nowhere for a whole day and you’ re losing money. Unless you’re at a certain level where you’ re getting paid huge amounts of money, it’ s a lot of risk.”
Then, there was the changing nature of his own life.
“I’ m 44 years of age, I have two young girls, and I’ m not going to stand on stage with a helmet on. I can’t do it. With ShitRobot, people want to come and see the helmet and the big screen and all of that. I did it, but I’m going to park it for now .”