11 July 2011

Fresh Meat Monday - Pet

Would you care to introduce yourself?

Pet are a band of boys and girl.

How would you describe the music you make?

We like making droning noises and sweet harmonies.

How did you start out making music?

At first, I wrote hundreds of songs with just lyrics. I was pretty obsessed with The Smiths and The Cure and would write my lyrics to exactly the same rhythm of their existing lyrics. Strangely, the next batch of work I did was completely instrumental, using only crappy midi sounds on a computer sequencer. I make music in waves, each wave has a new character.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

Sometimes a lyric comes with a melody attached to it already, so the song comes stupidly quick. But a method I generally use if starting completely from scratch, is to find inspiration from a drum sample. I'll mess about on guitar, bass or piano to a beat I've sampled, until I have something I like. Sometimes I'll fit pretty meaningless words or sounds to a melody, ending up with vague but painterly stories.

What can people expect from your live shows?

A harmony driven, tight mess.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

I'm going for Elliott Smith's Roman Candle Album. It's almost whispered. Completely beautiful. Totally intense. Matt's been listening to Robbie Basho's Salangadou tune on repeat and is still hypnotised by it... . Lexa's all over the girls of Warpaint, loving the Cure-ishness, all greys and blue. No blues! Dylan's in to Autolux. Shoegazey, dreamy shit. Tasty, heafty drum sounds. Casey says Ben Butler and Mousepad, sort of electro funk or something like that... probably something else too, but something like that.

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

Pet are going for the release when ready approach. We had our debut single launch on Friday 1st July in the gallery space SuperClub 11a Gayfield Square in Edinburgh (sorry this is a bit late - Peenko). Single number 2 is set for November time with a vague idea of a new release every few months. Expect a live EP and videos galore. We all have a very strong visual approach to the band - so we'll be all over that side of things too. For all Pet releases go to http://petpetmusic.bandcamp.com/ And for all Pet info, new songs, videos etc visit http://petpetmusic.tumblr.com/

Pet - Magnetic


1 comment:

  1. Nice post for the beginners of music and for write songs to professionals