Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I See Angels Q&A

Your name: 
Paul Baird.

Where are you from? 
Manchester, England.

Name of band: 
I See Angels.

Who is in your band? 
Paul Baird - Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Martin Cowan - Bass
Chris Norwood - Drums
Lowell Killen - Guitar

How would you describe yourselves?
Purveyors of fine cinematic dream-pop.

Who are your main influences musically?
We absorb as much music as we can, new and old. Lasting influences include: Cocteau Twins, Radiohead, Ennio Morricone, Sonic Youth, Massive Attack, Pixies, David Bowie, Other Lives, QOTSA, Stina Nordenstam, Charles Mingus, Kate Bush, Dead Can Dance, Nirvana, St. Vincent, Elliott Smith, Pink Floyd, John Grant, Peter Tosh, Liam Hayes & Plush, Chavez, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Dif Juz, Prince, The Replacements, tUnE-yArDs, John Coltrane, R.E.M., Galaxie 500... 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Be the best band in the world. Our parents think we've already cracked it.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
This Q&A ranks pretty highly.
We've also made a couple of albums that we're fond of and played some shows at venues like Manchester Apollo and The Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece, that made us feel all gooey - emotional stuff. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Being stuck in a Swiss airport for 24 hours at Christmas due to bad weather - hungover, exhausted, not knowing if or when we'd get home. We'd partied like wild beasts through the night after a show in Greece - after a quick pit stop at the hotel to collect our belongings, we journeyed to the airport only to face redirected flights to Switzerland and agonising delays. The waiting and the wondering was made worse by the epic come downs we were all having. It felt like we experienced all the extremes of being in a touring band in a 48-hour period - we loved it. We hated it.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Atoms (Breakdown) - you said pick one and it's the first one that popped into my head. It's an okay pop song I guess. It's no more representative of us than any of our other songs - we like to mix things up a bit. It's easy to sing along to. 

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
We have a new EP on the way very soon - in the meantime you can download both of our albums for name your price/free at Bandcamp.

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