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GET TO KNOW: deafpony
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Following on from a string of bright and upbeat anthems over the last few years, London-based outfit deafpony return once again to deliver their vibrant new single 'tattoos'.
Channelling the same rich and euphoric indie-pop direction as acts like Bombay Bicycle Club and Two Door Cinema Club, 'tattoos' makes for an extremely fun return for the group. With its energetic hooks, soaring textures, and killer vocals throughout, be prepared to be humming this one for hours after first hearing it.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with the band's singer Scott to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first was Muse when I was around 12 or 13 years old because I was a child and their music sounded like spaceship noises. The first band I ever formed was with Mikey and fresh off the back of a Muse show.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I played bass in a bunch of cover bands in school and university, and a lot of them involved Mikey and Steven too. They basically all sounded like the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
I’ve personally struggled with anxiety and depression for the longest time. Writing music is what the three of us use as an outlet to help process those feelings constructively, so a lot of the writing process can almost feel like group therapy.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
The McDonald’s “I’m lovin’ it” jingle, I think that would have been a fun one.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I’m hoping the big moments are still just over the horizon, but honestly I just love getting up on stage and playing loud music with the other two. If I had to pick a specific moment, probably every time we’ve had the opportunity to pack out a tiny venue and play some really intimate and sweaty shows.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Bombay Bicycle Club, no question. Every one of their albums have influenced our music in some way, and Jack Steadman just seems like a really chill guy.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Mr Blobby. No explanations needed here.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I’d like to be playing a stage at Glastonbury, that’s a long held ambition of mine. Otherwise, probably in mirrors, water and other reflective surfaces.
deafpony's new single 'tattoos' is available to stream now. Check it out below.