It was a pleasure to welcome the BBC The Social team into the shop to film these wee pieces last year. These are a few nice short interviews with some friendly Edinburgh band members. Man of Moon and Indigo Velvet are playing The Tenement Trail in Glasgow soon (Both these bands have physical EPs out too -check out the band links below). Creative types should get in touch with The Social as they are always on the lookout for interesting content.
Anyway, the reason these interviews came to mind is that it is National Album Day on 13th October and I just opened an email about the PR that’s on the way. There is quite a lot it seems. I have lots of favourite albums but they change about from time to time. What is yours? What are yours? The killer question is when was the last time you actually played your favourite album? Go on, do it now… OK after you watch these 3 guys tell you about theirs…
Billy from Indigo Velvet
This is Billy McMahon, drummer in Indigo Velvet. He catches up with the Record Shopping crew in VoxBox in Edinburgh to talk about one of his favourite records, Paul Simon- Graceland.
This record has been very influential for the whole band – Billy remembers his mum listening to it when he was young, in particular Graceland and Call Me Al.
It’s been a soundtrack to the band – it was on when they came off stage at T in the Park, they listen to it in the studio and in the car driving down to festivals.
Billy reckons if he hadn’t heard the record, they would still be writing heavy rock, Nirvana type tunes. The band are known for their bongos now – and they have Paul Simon – Graceland to thank for that!
Chris from Man of Moon
Chris Bainbridge is the singer and guitarist in psychedelic two piece Man Of Moon. He caught up with the Record Shopping crew in Vox Box records in Edinburgh to talk about his favourite record, Unknown Pleasures by Joy division.
He was first shown this record by a mate when he was around 12, but it wasn’t until he saw the film Control that he really understood them.
When heading to band practice, Chris often puts on a bit of Joy Division to pass the time – it’s a big part of his life!
Dan from Ava Love
We went out for a spot of record shopping with Dan from Ava Love in Edinburgh’s VoxBox record store, and he chatted about his favourite record, Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
He loves this album for its ambition, it’s production, the amazing sonics, and for the baby tiger pictured inside. Ava Love’s Dan says his stand out track is Billie Jean. It’s one of those songs that is instantly recognisable based on the drum intro alone. There aren’t many songs that can do that like Billie Jean has. Without a record like Thriller, Dan believes a lot of people would be less ambitious with what they can do with pop music. And he really like’s that tiger…
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