Saturday, 6 September 2014
We're Only Here For The Banter - in:tides
Continuing the strong trend of post rock instrumental coming out of Glasgow, in:tides have caught my attention with their cracking track Porcelain Waves. The band are out and about gigging over the next couple of months, so I caught up with Ross from the band to chat.
Hello! How the devil are you?
Hey, I'm great thanks! Our debut track Porcelain Waves was one of Vic Galloway's BBC Introducing features on his show- so still on a high from that, plus was recently at Arctangent festival and saw some amazing bands over the weekend.
It's the question everyone hates, but could illuminate our readers with a little bit about your music and your influences?
We are a post-rock quartet from Glasgow, Scotland. We take writing influence from instrumental artists such as: Explosions in the Sky and This Will Destroy You.
What's your song-writing / creative process like?
We are pretty critical on the writing side-of-things, what normally happens is myself and Neil get together or e-mail ideas, which normally starts in having loads of guitar parts. From then on the selection process and practicing determines what parts make it or don't, then there is a bit more structure work and it becomes more-shaped into the context of a song all made to sound really nice with our guitar pedals! Haha. Something we thought of trying for fun was to come up with a song title and then write the song around it but that could be one for the future!
What could we expect to see from a live show?
We are playing with our friends in A Sudden Burst Of Colour at bloc on September 9th with a Danish headliner! It's a free show and we're really looking forward to that. The set has a bit of everything: melody, harmonies, atmosphere, heavy parts, and also reflective, uplifting parts!
What else have you got planned for the rest of 2014?
We are playing some shows with friends and some great Scottish bands such as: A Sudden Burst of Colour, Mountains Under Oceans, The Gothenburg Address, Bellow Below and Halo Tora. You can find out where we are playing at www.facebook.com/intides
We go into the studio around September and hope to have the EP mastered and out in October! We have four songs which I would say are pretty strong.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?
Yoko Ono's set at Glastonbury.
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