Sunday, 16 March 2014

Post War Stories Q&A

Your name:
Martyn Cain.

Where are you from?
The Isle of Man.

Name of band: 
Post War Stories.

Who else is in your band?
Paul Salisbury (Vocals & Electric Guitar)
Ben O’Hare (Drums & Samples)
I play the Bass Guitar

How would you describe yourselves?
Our sound is a blend of dark psychedelic atmospherics with riffs that jump between prog and doom.

Who are your main influences musically?
I would say our main writing influences are Oceansize, Darkstar, Amplifier and Massive Attack, although we have been compared to Isis and “a stormy night with warm fire and a glass of something dark” before.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
If we had any goals within the band it would be to get our music heard further afield than just the island and never get tired or complacent in our output.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
In the short time we’ve been together we have been fortunate to have a lot of nice reviews and radio play. Being featured on multiple shows on Amazing Radio was very cool.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
As I say we haven’t really been together for very long so we have been quite fortunate and not had many disaster moments, none interesting enough write about anyway.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I would have to say Shame. This track manages to cover the extremes in our volume as well as covering the dark themes and atmospherics we like to try and deliver in our songs.

Where can we listen to it?
You can hear Shame from our bandcamp
And watch the video on our youtube channel.

Where can we find out more about your music?
You can find us at the following places

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We will be going in to the studio to record the follow up to Cold Wars in July. Although we don’t leave the island that often gig offers in the UK or Europe are always welcomed.

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