Puppet Theory are a indie pop quartet based in Manchester who are causing quite a stir with their crunching and energetic sound which has already gathered a strong following.
Here at MIMR we were very pleased to catch up with Chris from the band to talk about the new single and what to expect from Puppet Theory in 2017.
MIMR: Hey, so what’s new with the band?
Chris: Hey hey! Everything! The single is shiny and new with new t-shirts to go with it! We’ve got shows around the country over the next few months which is proper exciting! As well as that, we’re all buying new guitars, we’ve got new songs which fans will only be able to catch live until later in the year so it’s a really exciting time. Mad busy, but mad exciting!
MIMR: Can you describe your music to everyone and was it clear from the start what musical direction the band would take?
Chris: People who like bands like Circa Waves, The Hunna and Catfish and the Bottlemen should check us out. Our songs are energetic with catchy choruses. We class ourselves as an indie-rock band but we’ve got influences from pop-punk bands like You Me At Six and Paramore and if you know that then you can hear it coming through in our tracks. We never sat down and said ‘let’s sound like this’ but Chris and Johnny are the main writers of the band and so their influences obviously steer the direction of the tracks as they get written, if that makes sense!
MIMR: Fantastic to hear your latest single, whats it about and can we expect more releases this year?
Chris: I, The King is so, so relatable. It’s about when a relationship ends and you start talking or meeting new people but every time you think you’re over the hill you get a twang of memories and everything seems to remind you of your old flame. Lyrics like ‘you act like her, it’s uncanny’ and ‘this mess of web that you’ve thread…is throbbing in my head’ really sing out that message. You’re trying so hard to make things work: ‘Tell me the place and I will go’, but sometimes you just aren’t ready. It’s emotional, fiery and angry.
We’ve got another release coming in September so keep your eyes peeled for that. It’s called Papillon and it’s probably our favourite song that we’ve written together so far!
MIMR: If you could tour with any band past or present which one would it be and why?
Chris: Wow, erm… a couple of us saw Biffy Clyro recently and they were just so awesome and not too dissimilar to us. That would be cool. Although I reckon Johnny would quite fancy The Beatles screaming girls!
MIMR: Thanks chaps for talking to us here at MIMR, wish you all the best for the rest of 2017, how can we keep in touch with whats going on with the band?
Chris: We’re always available on all the usual stuff and we absolutely love getting in touch with our fans. We feel that it’s really important to actually talk to fans rather than just shove a post in their faces and leave it there. So say hello on Twitter or Instagram @puppet_theory and we’ll speak to you soon!
Check out the video for the new single ‘I, The King’ here: