Five Questions With… Ugly Mountain

Band: Ugly Mountain
Country of Origin: Thailand

Ugly Mountain play a raw, fuzzed-out psych that blends elements of folk, doom and surf. My favorite track off of their most recent record has to be the grooving closer คำสัญญา. The band is currently working on its third record.

Five Questions

1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without?)

Velvet Underground – Loaded

2. How did the band members meet (or, for a solo musician, how did you get started)?

Doing stuff that shouldn’t be mentioned in an interview.

3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?

Needle in the hay.

4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?

Maya Darren’s films.

5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.

In a small bar, in Chiangmai, Thailand. We played our very first gig one night and a group of audiences put on a dance performance and broke some beer bottle. Also there was one punk rocker who seemed sincerely satisfied.


Ryan first discovered his love of radio at WSOE FM, where he spent all 4 years of college as a DJ, 2 as program director, and 1 as general manager. While his musical tastes are fairly broad, he has a big nerdy spot in his heart for prog rock.