Tuesday, 24 January 2012

We're Only Here For The Banter - Mickey 9's

Mickey 9's describe themselves as "funkier than funk".  Even with their self confidence, they are not far off the markFour guys hailing from Glasgow town, Mickey 9's exploded onto the scene with their debut EP 'A Thing To Try And Dance To'.  The band have a keen way with words, as you'll see below, and their creative influences extend further than music, branching into the comic book realm.

Hello, how are you?


It's the question everyone hates, but could you tell us a little bit about your music and your influences?

It's like funk only funkier. We are influenced by life and Daft Punk.

What's your song writing process like?

We have two books. One, The Giant Book of Bass, t'other, Tupper's Book of Proverbial Philosophy. These are not e-books, but pulpus veritas. While watching an episode of Planet Earth we each rip a page out of the respective books and eat it. Once this has been watered down with some buckfast, we begin to write songs.

What could we expect to see from a live show?

Intense waves of felicitous good times.

If it were all to end tomorrow, what would you say has been your greatest achievement?

Nutmegging Conor McNulty in P6 and then lobbing the ball over Ryan McEntee who was in goals.

What have you got planned for 2012?

When we are not releasing new singles with music videos to accompany them, and continuing our band based comic book AND playing riotous gigs around the UK and at festivals, we will be provisioning our underground bunker for the oncoming apocalypse and reading up on Mayan mythology.

At Scottish Fiction we focus on new Scottish music, how do you as a band view the Scottish music 'scene'?

Incredibly fertile and shamefully overlooked. So many great bands fade away while other average bands are given leverage. Such it is, and such it always shall be, one fears.

What other Scottish artists would you recommend to the Scottish Fiction readers?

Sadly, we see too often some our favourites disappear and although the music scene in Glasgow is without a doubt one of the richest in the UK, a coherent scene or movement has yet to develop. As such, we can only recommend a few random artists who spring to mind, all of whom are excellent. Andrea Marini, a wonderful songcraftsman who recently self released his eponymous LP, The Young Aviators, infectious indie, Vendor Defender (but I think they split up), and Gasp, hiphopster.

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

Why did the tiger get lost?

Because Jungle Is Massif!

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