Hey there guys & NI had the pleasure of interviewing a band who answers to the name of Postindustrial Poets as they shared with me their musical beginnings.
How'd you get started in music?
Hi, I'm Pete and I write the songs and play guitar (and keyboards when needed). I started playing the guitar when I was a kid, and spent my teenage years playing in teenage bands (like, logically). Took time away from playing for a while, started playing blues and covers in various formations. And then songs started coming and I wanted to hear them. So we got together and started recording last year - and got brave enough to get them out in the world this spring.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
A whole bunch of people. Tom Waits would be a big one. The Rolling Stones too - we wrote a song about Brian Jones: Maybe the big thing with the Stones is that we listen to some of the stuff that they listened to - like Chicago blues. But also garage bands and punk and the Velvet Underground - I think there is a spikiness about some of our stuff that comes from listening to bands like the Buzzcocks.
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Be realistic - things are not easy. Make the music you want to make - if you don't believe in your stuff what is the point? Keep learning. And above all, have fun! And musically, take a few risks!
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
There are a lot of great bands around. I think there are a few things that are a bit different about us, when you take them together. We put a lot of work in the lyrics, like singer songwriters do mayble, But we combine that with a bit of a spiky, garageband attitude. And that goes with some roots in blue and old soul, which is maybe not so common these days. And we definitely take a few risks!
Any new gigs or albums in the future
At the moment we have no plans for any gigs -just hard to see that happening over the next few months in Europe. There is talk of something live-streamed at the end of the year, beginning of 2021. That would be cool...
We are working towards an album in the New Year, and are weighing whether it will be purely digital, or whether to go for vinyl or a CD. You know, your head says, purely digital. Your heart says "gimme some vinyl!"
Special thanks to them for doing this interview & much luck to them in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!