Wednesday, 14 March 2012

We're Only Here For The Banter - Marvel Heights

Marvel Heights are a five piece from Glasgow with the attitude of punk rockers but influences far wider, including Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic.  They are all set to release their second EP 'Make No Waves' next month, and have been kind enough to stop by Scottish Fiction for a wee chin-wag.  Here's what Sarah had to say when we asked our usual set of questions.

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

I’d say we’re alternative rock, but we’re all influenced by different bands – I think it’s what gives us something unique.  These influences go from Sigur Ros to Taking Back Sunday.

What's your song writing process like?

We all contribute our own parts during the process, but a lot of the time it can originate from a guitar riff, a piano piece or even a drum beat can spark the start of a song.

What could we expect to see from a live show?

Lots of energy!  I never want to be shy about the fact that we love gigging, so I think that comes across passionately when we play.

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

We played some awesome gigs with Paolo Nutini a couple of years ago, and also recently supported Flogging Mollys and Lightguides – those were amazing gigs.  But I think our biggest achievement so far is our debut E.P, which we worked so hard on.  We also got to work with producer Chris Gordon, who was a great match for us.

What have you got planned for 2012?

Gig as much as we physically can, to promote the E.P (Make No Waves).  We also plan on doing a couple more videos, and continue to write new material.

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

It’s really thriving, so that’s a really good pigeon hole for us to be in!  It’s also important though to think about what’s coming next, so we try to be ahead of the game with what we write too.

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

Michael Cassidy!

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

Only heard this one today! It’s terrible.
Working in the elevator business must have its ups and downs…..

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