27 June 2011

Fresh Meat Monday - The Pineapple Chunks

Would you care to introduce yourself?

Hiya, we are “The Pineapple Chunks”, but you can call us “The P chunks” for short. Or “The Chunks”, or just “Ch” if you want, as in roll your eyes back and exclaim “CH!”.

How would you describe the music you make?

Out of tune, out of time, whimsical lamoid weirdo nonsense.

How did you start out making music?

I think Tim and James started The Pineapple Chunks when they were at school in Kent in the mid 90s, they wanted to start a “Baggy Band” like the Happy Mondays or something, don't really know how they ended up in Edinburgh, but this current format has been going a few years and we are trying to keep it “Baggy”.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

Erm, James makes up some sweet riffs, and half lyrics, Tim noodles wildly around and about, I invent drum beats that try to put everyone off and the bass player tries desperately to hold it all together, with mixed results depending on what day it is, plus how much beer has been drunk and what effects pedals are being used. There's a thought actually....Are beer and circumstance a metaphorical effects pedal? That's the kind of bollocks we are dealing with here!

What can people expect from your live shows?

Bad jokes and funny faces, sometimes some modern interpretive dance, oh and whoopee cushions, mini whoopee cushions

What are you all listening to at the moment?

Huey Lewis and the News on Laser Disc on our stereo in our time machine, fists pumping, faces grinning, tongues pumped.

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

We managed to record an album last year and finally finished it (Big props going out to my main man Pete Harvey) , so, “A Dog Walked In” is (self) released on 1
st August, we have some free preview tracks on the Bandcamp thing at the moment. We will have a launch show around that day and then looking forward to playing at a certain DIY music festival again at the end of August. We have loads of new songs in the poo pipe so going to commit them to hard disk and all. Pure Barry By The Way!

The Pineapple Chunks - (Magicland) Dizzy


1 comment:

  1. They sound like a great new band, and I'm definitely going to buy a copy of their album and see them live. Hopefully lots of other people will get into them.