30 May 2011

Fresh Meat Monday - Poor Things

Would you care to introduce yourself?

Hello! We are Craig, Richard and Gav - Poor Things, pleased to meet you! We're a three-piece collective based in Glasgow but originally from the beautiful lands of Perthshire/the wee backwards town of Perth and we've been active since May 2010.

How would you describe the music you make?

We write catchy, memorable, and dynamic slices of pop mayhem - influenced by Pavement, Pixies and Super Furry Animals.

How did you start out making music?

We played in some terrible, terrible bands back in school together, and if any of our friends start digging up the evidence we will systematically batter them.

Richard and I moved to Glasgow in 2008; our eyes were opened to a mass of new music and from there, we started writing new songs about our new lives. After a while we missed Gav, and lured him to the big smoke with promises of a new band, 2 became 3, and we haven't looked back from there.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

The approach to songwriting is varied in the group - we've all contributed our own material at different stages. The biggest buzz we get comes from the little things you can create in a room with 3 people - all from scratch, our own wee inventions. It's a comfortable process where we all chip in, and put all of our influences to good use.

What can people expect from your live shows?

We want people to be impressed that 3 people can play an expansive set and not be limited... Otherwise expect us to be loud, soft, loud again, and expect a genial host in Mr. Richard Stratton - a man dedicated to perfecting the art of on-stage banter.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

Recently I've been falling in love with Interpols 'Turn on the Bright Lights' all over again, as well as Tom Waits, Mercury Rev and Deerhunter. I got a copy of 'Treacherous' by Over the Wall too, and i'm just playing it to everyone who'll listen, it's a really wonderful album.

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

We're releasing our debut single 'Innocence/18' through Red Hat Records on May the 30th - we're also having a launch party on May the 26th at Bloc in Glasgow to celebrate! After that we'll probably try and fine tune more of our recent material, with the aim to recording an E.P in time for the end of the year!

Poor Things - Innocence by peenko

Red Hat Records

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