MIMR Band Chat: Martin’s Broken Neck

As we get ready for another Deco Records gig this Saturday at Star and Garter celebrating post-punk band Rodents new single, MIMR put one of the support acts under the spotlight!

MIMR spoke to Seamus from Martin’s Broken Neck about big plans and stage invasions

MIMR: It’s a pleasure to have you on the blog. Tell us about the origins of naming the band and was it clear from the start what direction your music would go into?

Seamus: Well our band name comes from my dad (Martin) breaking his neck. But don’t worry, he’s perfectly fine now haha. We just thought it was a weird band name and it suited us perfectly.

It was always pretty clear the direction we were headed because we’re all into the same sort of stuff. We love a load of brit-pop/ punk/ 60s bands.

MIMR: How has this year been for the band and what’s on the horizion for you guys?

Seamus: This year has been amazing. We only started this band in March and the support has been incredible and it’s insane to me to say that we’re playing in a venue like the legendary star and garter. We’ve got our second single coming out 11th December and we have a VERY big announcement coming soon so keep an eye on our social media.

MIMR: Great to see on Deco Records latest gig at Star and Garter this Saturday. Have you had any memorable/amusing moments at previous gigs and what’s your favourite thing about playing live?

Seamus: My favourite live moments are always when our fans get on stage with us for our last song ‘Armadillo’. We played Retro Bar recently and there was just so many people I could barely even play my guitar but it’s great to see so many people dancing and enjoying our music haha. Our fans are definitely the best part of playing live.

MIMR: If you could choose a band to tour with, which one would it be and why?

Seamus: If we could tour with any band it would have to be Hurray For Tuesday. They’re good mates of ours and I think we’d have a laugh on tour. The music we make has some similarities so the shows we do with them are always mint.

MIMR: Thanks a lot for dropping by, how can people follow you on social media?

Seamus: We have Facebook but our main social media is Instagram (@martinsbrokennecck)