Indie Rock trio Tyrants from Lincoln gladly return to MIMR and they will be on early doors at Lock 38 records gig this saturday at The Castle, it will be the perfect way to kick off the night’s entretainment.
MIMR spoke to the band about the gig and their year in the band.
MIMR: Great to have Tyrants back on the blog, what has the band been up to recently and what will next year hold?
Aidan: We’ve just been busy gigging as much as possible trying to build the fan base. Its been a hectic time with many miles covered but we’ve had the opportunity to support and play alongside some great bands. Most recently we supported From The Jam in our hometown of Lincoln at The Engine Shed. Next year will no doubt be much of the same but we will also be releasing our first EP which we are busy recording at the moment.
MIMR: So your back in Manchester in a few weeks for Lock 38 records, do you have any places that you’ve enjoyed playing as a band?
Aidan: I think my favourite place so far has been ‘The Engine Shed’ when we supported Bruce Foxton with his band From The Jam, but I love all the small venues like ‘The Fleece Inn’ and ‘The Rocking Chair’ as well.
Mark: The best gig we’ve played for me was at The Engine Shed. It’s the biggest gig we’ve played so far and it was a great experience, but some of the smaller venues have been just as good like ‘The Rocking Chair ‘ in Sheffield and ‘ The Basement ‘ in York I think this is because they’re so small you feel like everyone is right there right on top of you.
Luke: I gotta be boring and say my favourite gig was probably our recent gig at The Engine Shed as well, it was an absolutely mad experience! Aside from that I quite like the small venues, especially when they’re packed as they’re just really intimate and fun gigs to do.
MIMR: Must be great when you have people digging your tunes, what’s been the nicest comment you’ve had on your music so far?
Aidan: I just love it when people say, ‘keep doing what you’re doing and something will happen’. It’s nothing big but it just keeps you going when you feel like nothing’s ever going to happen!
Mark: I love getting comments about how I played during a set and I always ask any family in the crowd how they thought I played, but to get a comment from someone you don’t know is the best feeling. I think the best comment I got was something like ‘keep up what you’re doing and you’ll definitely make it for sure! which makes everything we’re doing seem so much more worth while especially when they compare you to your idols.
Luke: I think one of the best compliments we’ve had on our music would be a drummer telling us that he uses our song “Honey” to warm up to, which made me really proud. I really like it when we get off stage at a venue we’ve played at before and people say “You’ve improved since I last saw you”. I guess because we play together so often we don’t notice sometimes how much we’ve evolved as a band and it’s just really affirming for someone else to tell you something like that.
MIMR: What kind of music have the band been digging lately?
Aidan: We all like different music, from ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’ to ‘Queens Of The Stone Age’ and ‘Royal Blood’. For me all I’ve pretty much just been listening to the ‘DMA’s’ but I also love checking out new bands that are just breaking like Mint or October Drift.
Mark: The music I’ve been into recently varies from ‘ City and Colour ‘ to ‘ You Me At Six ‘ For me it’s all about what mood I’m in, some days I feel like I want to listen to something heavier like ‘ Royal Blood ‘ and ‘ Lower Than Atlantis ‘ or some days softer like ‘ Catfish And The Bottlemen ‘ and ‘ Don Broco.
Luke: Always depends on what mood I’m in but most recently I’ve been listening to a mixture of Arctic Monkeys, Marc Cohn, and Tame Impala. Really digging “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” off “Lonerism” by the latter.
MIMR: Thanks once again for chatting to us on the blog, see you in Manchester. How can we check your latest updates and some tuneage too?
Tyrants: You can find us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/officialtyrantsband follow us on twitter at TyrantsOfficial and on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/tyrants-4