Brit noisemakers Perfectparachutepicture are making themselves heard at the moment. The band’s killer debut album, No Modern Desire, is out now and the duo have also unleashed a blistering new single, The Hold – https://youtu.be/wfMBx-WSN34 . We invited the guys down for a chat to find out more about their background and beyond…..
Kyle Ernest is the Drummer and Lead Singer of the band and Edward James is the bassist.
How and when did the band form?
The band formed in late 2012 as we were the rhythm section in several other bands, and we broke away to form something that was fresh and exciting to us, and we haven’t looked back since.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
We have always felt that we are constantly improving as a band but after many years of hard work, we feel that this summer has really shown that hard work and effort really does pay off, after playing the biggest show of our band’s life, at Tramlines 2019 to over 1000 people in the Leadmill Live tent.
Who are your musical influences?
We have always been into hard hitting and riffy bands such as Red Fang, Biffy Clyro, Queens of the Stone Age, Turbowolf and Pulled Apart by Horses, however we really enjoy softer melodic music coming from artists such as Bon Iver where Kyle really takes a lot of inspiration for his own vocal melodies.
Where did the name of the band come from?
We enjoy telling exciting stories about skydiving and extreme sports giving us inspiration, but really the band name is random alliteration that we knew no one else would think of. We generally get shortened to PPP.
Where have you played or toured? Please name all countries / regions and recognised bands that you have played with.
We have played up and down the country from the north east to London and everywhere in between. The biggest we have played to date was at Tramlines 2019 on the Leadmill Live stage on the same stage line up as Shame, JAWS, Sports Team and Hey Charlie. Other notable bands we have played with are Turbowolf, Dinosaur Pile Up, Heck, Fangclub, Darlia and Sextile (USA).
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
We have a raw and untouched sound that comes directly from the hard and passionately driven songs that we write and perform live.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Our sound is punchy and energetic with a real consideration towards the lyrics in the songs. We love the contrast that heavier riffy music has with soft and cleaner vocals. It is what we believe sets us apart from a lot of other bands and leaves people wanting to hear more.
Do you have a tour on the horizon?
We are in the process of planning and booking an autumn tour with several northern dates booked in at the moment including Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Tynemouth, Leeds and Sheffield.
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