MIMR Band Chat: Summerhouse

MIMR latest Band Chat is with a very exciting new act hitting the Manchester music scene over the summer, the blistering Summerhouse

MIMR spoke to the band about their music, their EP and their fave bands!

MIMR: Its great to have another brilliant new Manchester band on MIMR, welcome Summerhouse. Who are Summerhouse and what influences do you have on your music?

Summerhouse: Hey, thanks for having us! Summerhouse is a four piece alternative rock band from Manchester UK. We take influences from the likes of Title Fight, Mineral, The Cure. Anything reverby, noisey and jangly!

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MIMR: Your self titled EP is pretty damm good btw, how was this produced? and what is the album all about?

Summerhouse: Thanks very much! Mark Winterburn at Edge Recording Studios produced the EP. Edge is an amazing studio and space in Alderly Edge, Cheshire – we had a really great time recording there. The EP was recorded over two days during winter, so a pretty chilly one but it was actually pretty nice working in colder conditions. It meant we didn’t work up as much of a sweat as normal.  The EP is about a range of things. From a lyrical standpoint, it focuses mostly on dealing with certain things that happen that are completely out of your power and over coming them – as well as touching on themes or reoccurring night terrors, which sort of ties the whole thing together.

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MIMR: Looking forward to seeing you play live very soon, what can we expect from one of your live shows?

Summerhouse: We’ll hopefully see you at a show! Our next one coming up is on June 24th at Fallow Café supporting Young Romance, which is going to be killer. You can expect a pretty loud one from us, and maybe not a lot of talking – we aren’t too great at that.

MIMR: What kind of music are you guys listening to at the moment? Are they’re any bands you would like to give a shout out to?

Summerhouse: We’re all listening to stuff right across the spectrum at the moment; Pinegrove, Nothing, Wander, God’s Hate, Envy, Deftones, Tame Impala, Domo Genesis, Parquet Chords, Alex G – to name but a few!  We’d like to give a shout out to Autumn Diet Plans and Plastic, go check those guys out, they’re both absolutely killing it at the moment!

MIMR: Thanks for being on MIMR, very much looking forward to featuring you guys on the blog this year, how can we keep informed about your movements on social media?

Summerhouse: Thank you for having us at MIMR! If you dig our stuff hit us up on https://uksummerhouse.bandcamp.com

https://facebook.com/summerhousetheband

Here’s the FB event for their gig supporring Young Romance at Fallow Cafe on June 24th

https://www.facebook.com/events/883918945064340/?ti=cl

MIMR Band Chat @Focus Wales 2016: Isabella Crowther

Acoustic singer/songwriter Isabella Crowther is the next act up on MIMR Focus Wales 2016 interviews, its only a week away now.

Isabella spoke to us about her music and how much she is looking forward to the next few months

MIMR: Welcome Isabella Crowther to the blog, how’s it going? What plans do you have for your music this year?

Isabella: Thank you for having me. Things are going great. This year I plan to release my EP, continue to develop as an artist and play the festivals I am playing up and down the UK this summer.
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MIMR: Take us back to the beginning, When did you 1st pick up a guitar and what influences do you have on your songwriting?

Isabella: I started playing guitar when I was 15 but I have been singing since I was very young. I am influenced by a broad range of songwriters and musicians. I will just reel off some names for you. Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, Corrine Bailey Ray, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Bjork a very wide range. I was predominantly influenced by Joni Mitchell in my younger years. However as I start to move away from the folky singer songwriter style, I am hugely influenced by artists like Erykah Badu. I am also influenced by my friends and peers around me who are creating new and interesting music.

MIMR: Focus Wales is just round the corner, how much are you looking forward to it? and what can we expect from your show?

Isabella: I am travelling up from London this year to play Focus. It will be nice to be in my home town for a weekend. Why would I tell you what to expect? That would be taking away any mystery or surprise. I promise you will have a great time though!
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MIMR: Whats been your favourite gig venue you’ve played at?

Isabella: The O2 Institute in Birmingham is a great venue and gig. I was supporting my good friend Matt Sheehan.

MIMR: Thanks Isabella, look forward to seeing you at Focus Wales, where can we follow you on social media?

Isabella: You can follow me on these.

Facebook – Isabella Crowther.

Instagram – isabellacrowther

Twitter – isabellacmusic

You can also subscribe to my YouTube page. Just type my name in, I am the first one that comes up
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Isabella plays Old No.7 Bar on Saturday 14th May at 4.10pm

MIMR Gig Gallery: The Big Moon

One of the biggest draws at this year’s SFTOC festival in Salford was Alt/Indie hot-shots The Big Moon and the 4 girls lived up to all expectations with a stunning set from start to finish. Heralded by many for big things in the future, the london foursome stamped their mark at the festival with a set full of exuberance and infectious riff-laden songs which amazed the many spectators that were there to witness it.

Here are some highlights from their set

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MIMR Gig Gallery: Church Party

Fast becoming one of MIMR favourite live bands, manchester heavy pop aficonados Church Party stormed The Old Pint Pot venue over the weekend at SFTOC festival and were one of the highlights of the entire day.

Heavily featured on the blog in recent months, the energetic 4 piece played in front of a lively crowd on Sunday night, where they whistled their away through a set which included tracks from their excellent EP ‘Thrillhouse’. Watch out for more from these chaps on MIMR in the near future!

Here are some highlights from their set

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MIMR Gig Gallery: Hooton Tennis Club

Next up at this year’s SFTOC festival were Liverpudlian Garage pop band acers Hooton Tennis Club as they packed out the small First Chop Brewing Arm venue. Their thrilling set was made up of many highlights from last year’s superb debut album ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town’ and some impressive new tracks too.

Here are some highlights from their set

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MIMR Gig Gallery: Oscar

The first act MIMR went to see at Sounds From The Other city festival 2016 (Sun 1st May) was the brilliant Oscar, previewing the many gems from the upcoming debut record out this month.

Cut and Paste’ out May 13th looks set to be stand out album of this year and lead singer Oscar Scheller and his band whisked through a hugely enjoyable set at Unit 5 Regent Estate, the perfect way to start the festival.

Here are some highlights from their set.

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Pre order the debut album here

http://oscar.tmstor.es/

MIMR Gig Gallery: kidsmoke

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Soup Kitchen, Manchester was the destination and Kidsmoke ignited a saturday night with a enthralling set from start to finish. The wrexham 4 piece have undergone some line-up changes recently but that has only enhanced themselves as a stunning live band.

Some more manchester dates are planned very soon and they will be at Focus Wales in a few weeks time too, a festival you can follow here on the blog – after this performance Kidsmoke are a force to be reckoned with, a must see band!

Here are some highlights from their set:

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Here are some of their live dates coming up

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