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30 seconds interview: Stillhound

Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/newmusic/30seconds/30-seconds-interview-stillhound/

Edinburgh trio Stillhound blur Foals-esque angles with gossamer electronics to beautiful effect.

Consisting of Fergus, Laurie Corlett-Donald and Dave Lloyd, the band take inspiration from art, geography and the far flung soundscapes of their homeland, creating an avant-pop sound balanced with unshamed pop moments.

The record, which features additional production and mixing from Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Grizzly Bear), treads effortlessly between the twin poles of bombast and gentle. With the album out now, get to know this new talent in our 30 seconds interview…

We first started writing music because…
As music lovers it seemed like a logical step.

We have been making music since…
Laurie and Fergus have been making music in some sense (rather badly to start with) for about 10 years. In this current line up its been about 5 years, hopefully we have improved!

Our music is…
A blend of pop with electonics, with some guitar and live drums.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
Foals, M83, Radiohead.

Our favourite venue is…
The Arches in Glasgow, absolutely tragic that it was shut. It combined great atmosphere with great decor like nowhere I have been.

Music is important because…
It can influence, soothe and annoy people all within three minutes.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Being in a lovely place, surrounded by booze, time and terrible sitcoms.

Our dream collaboration would be…
A strange hybrid of Foals, John Talabot and Steve Reich.

To try us out, listen to my song…
Time Enough For Love.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Trying to make music again…

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Touring, making interesting music with less stress.

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