MIMR Band Chat: False Advertising

The return of MIMR Band Chat brings you one of the hottest bands on the blog at the moment False Advertising MIMR featured band for September.

They have gathered many plaudits and very good reviews for their recently released debut album and their blistering live shows have won over many new followers

I spoke to the trio once again on MIMR, they revealed their response to the album, memorable gigs and their future plans

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MIMR: Very warm welcome back to MIMR to False Advertising, you’ve been very busy since we last spoke and now you have a debut album to show for it. How has the recepetion been for the album on the whole and are you pleased with how it turned out?

Chris: Overall, it’s been very rewarding hearing people’s opinions on it – even the opinions that haven’t been quite so glowing. You can’t knock someone’s point of view if they can justify it.

Jen: You say that Chris, but we’ve been overwhelmed by great reviews for the album since we put it out, which is nice – we even got a higher score than Foals someplace. The best thing about it though it is just the fact that it’s finally out there for people to discover. It’s been enlightening in various ways.

Josh: I suppose we’re also really interested to see how the dynamic changes at our shows from now on now the familiarity is there. We’re eager to get playing these next few shows to show the live element of the album properly.

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MIMR: Since you started giging has their been one gig in particular which stood out as being memorable for the band?

Jen: I think we all agree that Academy 3 last weekend was the best, things just felt more real. Every gig we do, I seem to enjoy a little bit more than the last.

Chris: We played Liquor in Lincoln a couple of months ago which was nuts. Not only were we playing with some excellent bands (check out Blind Wives and Mothers when you get a chance), but there was a dangerous amount of unsupervised crowd-surfing. At one point someone kicked a light off the ceiling and we suddenly remembered we were all adults. So much fun.

Josh: Aside from this weekend, playing Night and Day with Darma recently drew a great crowd – everyone there was having a sick time, shows like that really cement why we do this.

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MIMR: This might be premature to ask but has the band already thought about the next release and how False Advertising will evolve in the future?

Chris: We’ve actually already started to plan our next release touring plans for next year, we certainly don’t want to wait too long before we get some new material out.

Jen: I currently have a hard-drive full of new ideas, but nothing quite ready to reveal just yet. I’m excited to start demoing again, we’re certainly ready and in a great position to build on the success of this one and make a better album next time around.

Chris: Our best work is most definitely ahead of us.

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MIMR: Must be pretty cool seeing the album on such sites as Spotify and itunes, can people still get hold of a physical copy of your album?

Jen: At the moment we only have about six cassette versions of the album left, which we’re saving for our show at Deaf Institute this Friday – so coming to see us play is actually the only way you can get a physical copy right now. We are looking to get some CD versions made soon which will be less of a limited edition thing.

Josh: A re-release on vinyl at some point in the future would be our preferred format though, of course.

Chris: Yeah, I mean we ain’t the richest band, we all work full time and back ourselves financially. So putting the album out on cassette made more sense to us from that perspective. In these early days, every sale, listen or word of support means a heck of a lot to us.

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MIMR: What other releases of the last few months have you guys bought or listened to that you would recommend to MIMR followers?

Jen: The new Girl Band album is amazing. Also been listening to Urth by Kagoule a lot.

Chris: Anything from Manc band Flesh, they crack me up. It’s fully tongue in cheek, yet the music is sick and they’re excellent live. They take two formerly opposing 90’s genres – Britpop and Grunge, and mash them together. Fucking genius in my view.

Josh: I’d point you in the direction of Blind Wives – they have a new EP out called Recovery Positions. Also, Creepoid’s Cemetery High-rise Slum is filthy.

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MIMR: Thanks once again guys for your time and being on the blog, the album is sounding top notch. Looking forward to seeing you at A Carefully Planned Festival next month. Whats the best bits of playing a festival as a band?

Josh: Cheers for having us. At festivals, the best thing is the fact that people who wouldn’t normally go and see you are there, we’ve picked up a fair few new fans from people checking us out on a whim.

Jen: Agreed, I also like getting to wander around watching all the other bands.

Chris: Yeah, it makes you feel like a part of something

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MIMR Band Chat: Young Mountains

After a bit of a break MIMR Band Chat returns with Manchester Math-Rock band Young Mountains under the spotlight. They are on the bill for MIMR ‘Sunday Sessions next week as well as a few other dates around Manchester and we look forward to seeing them play and having them on the blog

MIMR talked to the band about their favourite venues and music and what to expect at ‘Sunday Sessions’

MIMR: Whats the latest with Young Mountains?

Paul: Well we went through a bit of a forced hiatus. I had my jaw broken and subsequently spent a bit of time in hospital. We’re just back to writing now.

My experience in hospital, being surrounded by the stark realities of mortality have definitely influenced our new songs. Generally the new material is darker and more aggressive than the first ep. We’re aiming to make something fairly cathartic. We’ll be heading into the studio in November.

MIMR: How would you describe your sound and what influences do you have?

Rob: My influences sit in the mostly math rock categories, heavily inspired by bands such as TTNG, American Football and Tangled Hair. I’m also into more epic sounding post rock and try to bring that into the mix.

Paul: I agree there’s definitely a Math rock influence to our sound. I’m also really into art rock bands like Wild Beasts and Dutch Uncles. Another influence is early 80’s post punk band the Diagram Brothers. There are a lot of dissonant elements in their music but the songs are still brief, to the point and essentially follow a pop structure. I like the idea of placing experimental influences within the context of a pop song. Also the Great Eskimo Hoax and the Whitest Boy Alive are big influences of mine.

MIMR: What can we expect from one of your live shows

Rob: I like to move about and generally look a bit pretentious. Although some of the music is proving a bit too taxing to be able to fit in lunges alongside playing.

Paul: You can expect to see three guys playing with a lot of passion. I try and channel the frustrations of the daily grind into that half an hour on stage and on a good night that comes across as an energetic and cathartic performance. We don’t have any gimmicks we rely on the songs.

MIMR: Looking forward to seein you at ‘Sunday Sessions’ in few weeks, what’s been your favourite venue that you have played?

Paul: I don’t know if I could just name one. Some of my favourite venues are Fuel café, the Deaf Institute, Gullivers and the Castle.

MIMR: What music around at the moment do you listen to?

Paul: I really like the new Phantom Band album, it’s a nice mix of electronics and live instruments. Also Tune Yards, Perfume Genius and Little Dragon. As for local artists, I’m into Sweet Deals on Surgery, Playacting, Ill, Ten Mouth Electron and O <L <A.

Rob: As for music around at the mo…. Alpha Male Tea Party, Maybeshewill, Tangled Hair, Baths…

Thanks to Paul and Rob from Young Mountains for talking to MIMR, here is where you can catch them in the next months

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Gigs

MIMR ‘Sunday Sessions’ @The Oxford 27th September

ACP Festival @Texture 17th October

@Mono, Chorlton 19th November

MIMR Gig Gallery: False Advertising

MIMR featured band at the moment False Advertising showcased their debut album for the 1st time at Manchester Academy since its release earlier this month and what a show they put on. The Manchester trio’s stature is increasing every time they hit the stage and the future looks very good, MIMR couldn’t be happier

Here are some highlights from their glorious set

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There’s also a new video from this gig too, this will appear on MIMR YouTube channel very soon

MIMR Gig Gallery: Crushed Beaks

MIMR finally got to see indie Londoners Crushed Beaks and it was well worth the wait. Playing songs from the superb ‘Scatter’ album they charmed the packed crowd with a great set and MIMR was glad to have witnessed their performance. They will be back in Manchester very soon as they are one of the many bands on the bill for A Carefully Planned Festival next month and rest assured MIMR will cover them

Here are some highlights from their set

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A live clip from their set will also be uploaded to MIMR YouTube channel very soon

MIMR Gig Gallery: The Orielles

One of MIMR favourite bands around at the Moment are Surf-pop trio The Orielles and they certainly proved their worth with their superb set supporting Crushed Beaks at Fallow Cafe, Manchester (17th Sept). With news of a new EP just round the corner plus being on the bill for A Carefully Planned Festival next month its safe to say that these guys will be on the blog again very soon

Here are some highlights from their set

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MIMR also has a live clip from the set that will appear on MIMR YouTube channel very soon

MIMR Album Review: False Advertising

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False Advertising

Release Date: 4th September

Rating: ********* ( 9 out of 10)

MIMR has experienced a plethora of amazing new music already this year, many of these acts hailing from the bubbling musical hotpot of Manchester but not many have hit the heights that the trio of Josh, Chris and Jen aka False Advertising. Their careful, methodical planned debut record is certainly up there as one of MIMR most anticipated releases since the blog started last year.

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The noise-pop threesome, having only played their debut gig back in April, have already achieved a mature and established sound unrivalled by many of their peers, proving their DIY methods have been spot on and now they can fully enjoy the fruits of their hard work

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The album opener ‘Breaker rips into action with gritty guitars and crisp vocals with a sound harbouring back to a time where grunge music ruled the roost. Its these nostalgic bursts that realy make the album a heart-stopping, pulsating listen. The first taste of the fierce vocal interaction between Jen and Chris comes in next track ‘Another Mention’ which signifies their enhanced songwriting relationship and creativity.

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The three previously released tracks are next to grace the album, ‘Wasted Away’ with its hard hitting chorus, crashing symbols and striking riffs, ‘Dozer‘ raw and chaotic guitars and powerful vocals (MIMR live favourite) and ‘I Don’t Know’ with Chris taking over the reins as lead with great effect, haunting basslines and more great vocal combos are unleashed here.

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‘All Of Above’ shows off elements of False Advertising softer sight with Jen’s vocals leaping around with ease from delicate to more explosive in a blink of a eye. Chris is back in control with firstly ‘Cold Shoulder’ with its electrifying fuzz and atmospheric beats and secondly on one of MIMR stand out tracks ‘No Good’ which only confirms FA knack to make some bloody good music, a track to certainly lose yourself to.

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The final 3 tracks cement how the grunge trio have captivated their sound to such a high standard and theres certainly no rest from their pleasing onslaught. ‘Only Way’ has more powerful vocals and driving, punchy guitars that has the power to make you wanting more. Racing along comes ‘Finish Line’ with its brooding basslines and uplifting riffs, another successful venture into what False Advertising are all about

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Album closer ‘Something Better’ does not serve as a gentle conclusion to the record but a thrilling collection of all that is good about the trio and a great, spine-tingling climax to the FA experience. If this is just the start of FA journey then its the perfect way to begin and mark my words MIMR will be at the front of the ride – seat belt advised for sure.

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False Advertising are MIMR featured band for September, stay tuned to the blog over the rest of this month for a special interview with the band and live review with plenty of pics from their blistering live show, not to be missed!