Scottish rocker Shirley Manson is currently testing the limits of her TELEFUNKEN M80 stage microphone for the upcoming tour by Garbage in support of Tears for Fears beginning May 19 through late June, followed by a tour of Europe starting in July with with Alanis Morissette.
The band’s recent album, “No Gods No Masters,” was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Billy Bush and continues a celebration of the sonic signatures the band is known for as well as pushing the aggressively complex nature of their recordings. “The M80-WH capsule has the air and dynamic response that Shirley loves and a natural sound and rejection pattern that keeps our front of house engineer happy, Bush says. “The M80 is also my favorite snare drum mic.”
The band’s lineup, unchanged since its inception, is comprised of Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson (guitar, bass, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, engineer/producer). Helping the group craft their sound is Bush, who began working with Garbage in 1995.