The headline act at the latest Deco Records gig night at The Railway are the raucous and pure raw racket of manchester quartet The Red Stains and they spoke to us about their beginnings and their future plans. MIMR has been stained!
MIMR: It’s a pleasure to finally have you on the blog, how did The Red Stains begin and what are your main influences when creating your sound?
TRS: Thanks for having us! Well, Natalie and Sterling had the idea of starting a band for ages. One freezing February evening this year, those two went out in Rusholme when Natalie fell over in a muddy ally. With Natalie already on her knees at that point, Sterling suggested ‘Shall we start a band then?’ and so it began. They met Ella in the Peer Hat a bit later and asked her if she played an instrument. Thankfully Ella plays synths and guitar and also was interested in joining The Red Stains. The three women had a first rehearsal shortly after. In May, The Red Stains were about to play their first gig, but without a drummer! Fortunately, a Deus ex Machina appeared in the form of Ben.
We listen to anything that creates maximum noise and maximum chaos. Some of the bands we like most at the moment are The Prodigy, Sleaford Mods, Amyl and the Sniffers and Pulp.
MIMR: Been enjoying your soundcloud demos a lot recently, can we expect any official releases in the near future?
We don’t want to give anything away, but 2020 is going to be the year of The Red Stains.
MIMR: You’re headlining Deco Records latest night at The Railway this friday. You’re not a stranger to their gigs and played their recent halloween all dayer, who are your favourite bands that you’ve had the pleasure to see at Deco’s gigs?
TRS: There were lots of brilliant bands, but the ones we most remember are Slack Alices, Tinfoils, Chupa Cabra, Swine, Wolf Suit, Saults, Springfield Elementary, Furrowed Brow and Bleach Body.
MIMR: I’ve noticed that the fashion sense within the band has a very classic/retro kind of feel, which is refreshing. Is your image a major consideration within the band?
TRS: We’ve never had to sit down and discuss this as we all have our individual styles and it’s something that comes naturally to us.
MIMR: What are your favourite hangout places in Manchester?
TRS: You’ll find us mostly at the Peer Hat, but when we’re recovering from a hangover, we’ll be trying to score a cheeky wee bargain in the nearest supermarket.
MIMR: Thank you for your time and look forward to seeing you play on friday, how can people follow you on social media and check out some tunes?
Take a look at The Red Stains (@theredstains): https://twitter.com/theredstains?s=09