Sunday, 20 November 2011

We're Only Here For The Banter - If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now are a Glasgow band who staddled the line between Kate Bush and Tom Waits. With 3 EP's to their name, their latest offering 'A Room Dim At Noon' was released on 7th November.

Hello, how are you?

I'm very well :) I'm on holiday.

Tell us a little bit about your music and influences.

The songs are quite simple and I try, in keeping everything simple to generate a feeling of unrest and use unpleasant sounds, hopefully to pleasant effect... I like old singers and old songs like Sammy Davis Jnr, Liza Minelli, Elvis.

Scotland has a thriving music scene. How do you find being a part of that?

Its great because there's loads of folk to talk to and to go and see. We've recorded at the Green Door Studio and all the bands are amazing.

Which Scottish artists would you recommend to the Scottish Fiction readers?

Sluts of Trust

What is your songwriting process like?

Just spending time in my living room. Trying to get an idea out of your head.

What could we expect to see/hear from your live shows?

Our live shows aim to be more theatrical than a simple gig format. We try and move about a bit on stage and our shows often include a dancer where space permits.

What does the rest of 2011/ the beginning of 2012 hold for you?

A christmas song with Black Jash, more recording with stranger sounds... some more harmonies. More shows hopefully in different places and a video!

Your third EP 'A Room Dim At Noon' is out now. How has your sound progressed since your last release?

During the recording process of this album I had a much more hands on approach. It's in a way less band based than the last albums as a few songs are solo and it's much more stripped back. Without going into loads of detail, I managed to get ideas in my head onto the recording far more than I ever have.

What's been your biggest achievement so far?

Music wise, this new album is. And otherwise, eating food!

Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?

I have two.

What do you call cheese that's not yours?

What did the policeman say to his tummy?
You're under a vest!


You can check out more of If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and a lovely website. The EP 'A Room Dim At Noon' is available to buy from LOVE Music Glasgow and Avalanche Records Edinburgh as well as online via their website or iTunes.

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