In the latest special Band Chat covering acts playing this year’s Dot 2 Dot festival, MIMR had the pleasure to speak to Ben from indie-pop foursome Model Aeroplanes from Dundee. One of MIMR picks of the festival for sure, be sure to check them out!
MIMR: Thanks for chatting to MIMR guys, who are Model Aeroplanes? and what influences do you have?
Ben: We all met in school when we were around 13 or 14. We had a very sports orientated year at our school and we were the social reject creative kids in skinny jeans! We all became friends by chance really and then realised we could all half play instruments so thought it’d be a great idea to start a band. I believe the first three songs we played at a gig were: Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against the Machine, Everlong by Foo Fighters and Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet… Not the most conventional set! We all just understood each other from a very young age and realised how much we all loved music so acted on it – that’s the main influence.
MIMR: Whats the latest news from the band, What are your summer plans?
Ben: The way this summer has panned out, we’re down in England for the majority of it, whch we love! We’ve been down quite a bit this year with bands like Little Comets and Prides and the reception we’ve had so far has been amazing, but we’re really trying to start building the fanbase down south properly now and begin adding to our family! MIMR: MIMR is looking forward to Dot to Dot festival, how much does it mean to play such a big festival?
Ben: As are we! We cannot wait to play Dot to Dot for the first time and what makes it even better is that our pal St Raymond is headlining! Being invited to play such a great festival at this stage in our career is a flattering opportunity and we cannot wait to get on stage. Really looking forward to this one! MIMR: Thanks guys for sharing your words of wisdom with MIMR, how can we keep up to date with everything Model Aeroplanes related?
Ben: We’re super social media nuts! So grab us Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and every other platform you could possibly think of! We’re occassionally funny… we promise!
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