Tuesday, 7 February 2012

We're Only Here For The Banter - The Dirty Demographic

The Dirty Demographic shape pop tunes to make sexy people dance.  The four piece from Glasgow banish guitars in place of keys and synths, and glittery vocals full of joy!  The are planning an album release for this year, following an EP released in 2011, and will be busy touring this year.  Lead vocalist Angus Munro took some time to chat to us.

Hello, how are you?

Hi, we're great, thanks for asking.

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

We're a piano-based pop outfit from Glasgow that share a lot of influences. Some we can think of our Ben Folds Five, The Divine Comedy, System of a Down, Weezer, Duke Special, Dresden Dolls to name a few.

What's your song writing process like?

Angus (Piano/Vocals) will usually bring a new song to a rehearsal or record a demo for the rest of the guys. Once we've all found one we like we start arranging it; chopping and changing parts until we have a full band song.

What could we expect to see from a live show?

Piano-Smashing, Bass-Thrashing, Snare-Breaking, Synth-Shaking, Vocal-Quaking; high energy stuff. Also Alan (Bass/Vocals) is known to backflip on stage although that may or may not be a lie.

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

We've played with a lot of great bands last year but the highlight was definitely supporting The Hoosiers. It was a real great show with a lovely bunch of guys and would have been an awesome one to go out on!

What have you got planned for 2012?

We're working on our first album this year so a lot of time will go into that. Saying that, this is our busiest year in terms of gigs so expect to see us play all over the shop.

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

There's a lot of good new music around and Scotland is a real melting-pot. London is still the hub and where to be heard but a lot of up and coming Scots are showing up down there reminding everyone just how vibrant our scene really is.

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

Kids With Crayons, Kith & Kin & Rio Callahan. Really great bands and writers - go see them if you have the chance.

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

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Britney Spears
Britney Spears who?
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Oops I did it again.

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