20 September 2010

Fresh Meat Monday - So Many Animal Calls

Would you care to introduce yourself?

Oh herro. We are So Many Animal Calls. We are a group of 3 young gentlemen who write upbeat songs with often downtrodden lyrics. It seems to balance things out. An example of this is our debut EP “Your House is a Hospice”. We enjoy long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners (with a side of Dragon's Den).

How would you describe the music you make?

We play a form of Scottish Rock which dabbles with reverb and pop sensibilities that is suited to the Winter months. The music, however, has so far been hastily written and recorded in the Summer.

How did you start out making music?

Myself (Ross) and Sean had been writing songs for a while. We then recruited Martin in June and attempted to port the songs that we had written into a full band format. In order to force ourselves to be productive, we booked a gig at The Captain's Rest and spent our time polishing and refining the songs getting ready to record/play live.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

You could honestly say that these songs were written on a 5 string, then 4 string acoustic guitar then brought to Martin who sealed and packaged it all together before vocals were put on top. The form was then defined when in the studio with a full band setup. The process tends to vary from song to song though.

What can people expect from your live shows?

Sweat. Buckets of it. Toy instruments and crude mediocre banter. Lots of it. Larfs. Not lots of it

What are you all listening to at the moment?

Ross : My Bloody Valentine, BOYGIRLANIMALCOLOUR, RM Hubbert, The National and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Sean : Meursault, The Xcerts, Flip Banshee, Motion City Soundtrack, Frightened Rabbit

Martin : Three Blind Wolves, Bombay Bicycle Club

What can we expect to see/hear from you in 2010?

We basically intend to try and get our music out there and heard by playing lots of gigs / dishing out DIY handmade EPs to anyone who will give us the time of day! We've been talking about playing some gigs further afield and becoming Men in ven for a few days. We also intend on releasing at least one more EP before the year is out.

So Many Animal Calls - We Sleep Back To Back


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