21 February 2011

Fresh Meat Monday - People Places Maps

Would you care to introduce yourself?

Dee (Guitar), Ferg (Bass), Matt (Drums/Piano), Dan (Guitar/Vocals), Fordy (Guitar/Vocals), and Ryan (Vocals) We are People, Places, Maps and are from Dunfermline, Fife.

How would you describe the music you make?

We just consider ourselves to be a very melody orientated group, sometimes rock, sometimes folk, sometimes pop! We just try to make music that we enjoy and hopefully others will too. We're influenced by different stuff as individuals but collectively bands of a Folk or Rock persuasion, Arcade Fire, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit, Jimmy Eat World etc.

How did you start out making music?

Well Dee living in Edinburgh at the time, and him and Ryan were at his flat, listening to some music talking about their old band and then decided to give it another go, we'd known Dan since High School and asked him to jam, then Fordy who was also in our last band. We messed about like that for a few months and wrote our first couple of songs and knew Ferg and Matt from bands we'd played with previously and we just went on from there, thats us been going steady about 9 months, Ferg's always leaving the toilet seat up, but we deal with it.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

Usually we do most of our writing on acoustics, one of the guys will have something on guitar, Ryan will add a melody, and then so on. Sometimes at practice somebody will just start playing something and we take it from there. Our only rule is that we try to write songs that don't sound the same as each other.

What can people expect from your live shows?

Well Ryan's awful chat aside, we try to put as much energy into playing live as we can without screwing up the songs! we find that if we go a bit mental the people watching don't mind doing it too! We just like to have fun and hopefully convey that we believe in what we're doing.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

As a band I don't think any of us are looking to far outside the Scottish music scene at the moment, we're big fans of the better known bands in the Scottish scene like Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Twin Atlantic, We Were Promised Jetpacks etc.. Marshall Craigmyle (who produced our demo's) also did the first There Will Be Fireworks album and got us in to that when we first went to record with him, he's doing the second album for them as well so it should be great! Other than that some great bands on the circuit like Lightguides, Fatherson, and Sidelock definitely deserve people's attention! Also the new Arcade Fire album is pretty good!

What can we expect to see/hear from you in 2011?

Currently we're demoing songs in Strathaven for our first album which we will be self releasing at some point this year, you can hear some of them on our Facebook page if you feel so inclined, apart from that we just want to be playing as much as possible, and letting as many people hear us as we can! on that note you can get five songs from our last demo session for free at peopleplacesmaps.bandcamp.com, cheers!

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