Reading-based Only The Poets released their new single “Dead Young” today (which means everyone should listen, buy, love it etc). With a sound somewhere between The 1975 and Sundara Karma, their catchy, energetic melodies feel like they’d be pretty irresistible to everyone. They kindly agreed to answer a few questions I had for them -because they’re real life angels – as I thought it might be a bit more interesting to hear from the band themselves. Well, here’s what singer Tommy had to say:
How did you all meet?
So me and Roo, the bassist, had been friends for a long time and in separate projects and when they came to an end we starting jamming so that’s how we started. Charlie and Jules knew each other well from similar situations and just through networking, we became the line up we are today!
When did you know that you wanted to make music?
I mean I’ve always been a huge lover of music from a young age. I started writing my own songs at 16 and growing up through adulthood is when I knew I didn’t want to do anything other than perform.
As a band does your music taste influence the type of music you make?
We all appreciate and love some of the same but also different artists. Whether it be soloists or bands. Diverse music influence from each of us helps create the unique sound we are after!
If you could play anywhere, what would your dream gig be?
I know we would all love to go overseas. I think I speak on behalf of us all when I say Coachella is any bands dream to play. We’ve all spoken of our love of the states! Would be unbelievable to take this around the world, that’s the dream.
How would you describe your sound?
Heavily inspired by 90’s Brit-pop I feel our sound is energetic indie pop. We love hard hitting choruses and hooks and melody.
Finally, which bands/artists have made you excited recently?
Recently for me, Circa Waves have become a favourite of mine. ‘Fire That Burns’ when I heard that I was blown away and haven’t stopped listening since. I’m also loving The Wombats new stuff and Two Door.
Keep up to date with the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and be sure to give “Dead Young” a listen ASAP because I can guarantee that it won’t be a decision you regret.