MIMR Band Chat: Those Fucking Snowflakes

As we edge nearer to the next Deco Records showcase at The Railway, one of the bands playing the cracking line up are Hardcore-rock trio Those Fucking Snowflakes from Blackpool.

MIMR grabbed a chat with them ahead of friday’s gig.

MIMR: It’s a pleasure to have you on MIMR, how best would you describe your music and what are your main influences.

TFS: It’s probably, shouty left wing noise. The intention was to do something quite punk, but then we got caught up with playing with different time signatures and non-linear song structures so it became something else. We called it ‘Calculator Punk’ but it was a stupid way to describe it.

The intention at the start was just to have an outlet to vent frustrations at how backwards society has become and what a bunch of bell ends seem to be running the world into the ground. Shouting that anger in a band against a background of music seemed a better option than just shouting at random strangers in the street.

I don’t think there’s any real singular influences to the band, there was never anything we wanted to sound exactly like and a lot of our songs sound different to each other genre wise. Everyone listens to different thing. Cas (drums) likes a lot of the older punk music, Dan (bass) is into scuzzy underground and avant garde stuff whereas Barry comes from a more post-rock/shoegaze mopey music background.

We’ve had comparisons to Quicksand, Fugazi, mclusky, Refused and IDLES.

MIMR: What’s the latest with the band?

TFS: We only started in November 2019 and our first gig was April this year so we have just been playing as much as possible trying to tighten up. We have recorded an EP with our friends at REC in Blackpool, so just waiting on that being mixed. Will probably release on our own label ‘The Recording Industry Is Dead, Records’

MIMR: Really looking forward to seeing you in Manchester next week courtesy of our good friends Deco Records, what’s your favourite thing about playing live?

TFS: I (Barry) am not the biggest fan of playing live, I get a sense of dread and anxiety in the entire run up to the gig that doesn’t fade until after the first song. I’m not a ‘spotlight’ person, but it’s worth it when people enjoy the music we wrote together. I get a general sense of dread and anxiety about everything though. Even writing this.

MIMR: Whats been your most memorable gig you’ve played as a band?

TFS: We supported the Real McKenzies at the Waterloo in Blackpool, we didn’t get asked to play until about 3 hours before we were due on stage so it was a rush. But ended up being enjoyable, plus it left me no time to panic about playing live. The Real McKenzies said that liked our ‘jazzy’ sound too.

MIMR: Thanks for dropping by and we can’t wait for you to tear it up at Deco gig next week. How can people follow you on social media?

TFS: We are on all the social media, all of it. Not myspace yet.

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/thosesnowflakes

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/thosefuckingsnowflakes/

SOUNDCLOUD

All info on the Deco gig is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/213567276213239/?ti=cl


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