Friday, 7 May 2010

Introducing...Platinum Blind

YMC chats to Tom from Platinum Blind

YMC: You started playing together early 2008, is this your first band?

PB: Sort of, it started out as Theo with other people as the band. They needed a bassist, myself (Tom), to complete the band. Relationships changed, people left, we needed a new drummer, and the only one we knew was Joe. From that day on it was us three as Platinum Blind.

YMC: Do you write the songs together?

PB: Theo is the main writer. He writes all of the lyrics, comes up with the structure of the song etc. but me and Joe come up with the drums, bass, and give our thoughts if we think something needs changing. The main ideas come from Theo, but its a band effort essentially.

YMC: Do you think it is harder for a three-piece band?

PB: To a certain extent, yes. The extent being that we have less instruments than most other bands, so its harder to produce a full sound, but I think we pull it off quite well.

YMC: You are a pop punk band, do you think you might try something different in the future?

PB: Only time will tell, we intend to stick with pop punk, but Theo writes other songs in his spare time which sound completely different to Platinum Blind. They're more of an ambient, experimental sound, which I don't think we could pull off properly as Platinum Blind, but I think it may be possible to make a heavier rock version of those songs.

YMC: Who are your main influences?

PB: All the bands we like really, we could list them all but then there's also other influences from people we don't necessarily listen to on a regular basis, but still admire for their musical abilities. I guess you could say our biggest influence is pop punk bands such as Blink 182.

YMC: Your have recorded an album called Implosion, when will be available and what can you tell us about it?

PB: It'll be available at the end of this year, we're just making finishing touches to it. It's going to be our debut album, so we're trying to make it as good as we possibly can!

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