Your New Favourite Band: Still Corners interview
In case you haven't noticed, Ragged Words are very fond of Londoners Still Corners. Of course we're not alone in falling for these sweet, woozy tunes and with the blogosphere in a bit of a tizzy, we were delighted the guys took the time to answer a few questions.
We'd like to join a rather large chorus in saying what we've heard from Still Corners so far, we really love so thanks for your time. That chorus has included pretty much anyone who's anyone in online music so has such a large interest from both sides of the Atlantic been a little overwhelming?
It's wonderful that people have come forward and like the tunes, that's always going to be really nice for any band or artist. We always set out to have as much fun and write the best stuff possible so we're really just concentrating on that, just working and not getting to over enthusiastic about it all.
Has the blogging frenzy spiked a bit of interest from labels looking to release future material? Go on, tell us who's been in touch!?
There's been some interest, can't divulge too much there but we'd like to find a good home for the new stuff.
In the Guardian piece on you guys, they declared you were "stand outs" in a new new golden age of indie. Do you think we're entering such an age?
Not so much entering into one as already being in one. There's been bands doing wonderful work for years now, the only thing new is that more people are catching on to it. Perhaps it's a backlash from the radio waves being relatively sterile for so long that new stuff is being sought after with more zeal.
The likes of Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins and Slowdive get mentioned as reference points to you music, as do those associated with C86 period/ genre/ compilation (or whatever the correct term for it is...). Are many/any of those influences? Any less obvious ones that have been more of an inspiration?
Yes definitely, we love the Cocteau Twins and Jesus and the Mary Chain very much. But we also like to draw inspiration from other sources as well like old films and weird horror movies and stuff, there's some Library sound collage stuff in there as well. It seems to vary from month to month.
Your first release, the Remember Pepper EP, is two or three years old now. Mind if we ask why the long gap between it and this week's single?
Was it long? We took some time to refill the well and just played around with some new arrangements and ideas. When we had an extra 20 or so songs we liked we decided it was time to start releasing again!
Okay, time for the how'd the band get together question... So how did the band get together?
It's grown over the years. The original members of Greg, Leon, and Luke have been together since the beginning and we're old friends. We recently got our friend Paul in on drums and Tessa has been with us for a while as well.
You've been playing shows here and there in London recently. How have they been going?
Really really fantastic. We love playing London. We all live here and it's always great to get our friends and family down and meet new people. The shows have been going great.
I notice you're off to Berlin in September too; do you've any any other trips abroad planned? Any chance a trip to Ireland may be in the offing??
We'd love nothing more then to go on tour and hit the usual places, the US, Ireland, Europe, maybe even Australia.
What's the general plan beyond that? Any more releases, recording penciled in?
We're just working on that now actually. We have a quite a build up of songs so we're just deciding on how and what we're going to do. Something is going to come out later this year hopefully or early next year, as soon as possible really.
And finally, who are your new favourite bands?
Our new favourite bands would be Trailer Trash Tracy's, Twin Sister, and the Sound Carriers.