Moral Panics

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1. How did you get your initial start in music?

We all got our very first push into music at early ages from our parents. We’ve all played in bands before that but for different reasons haven’t worked out, so I guess our start and progression in music comes from personal perseverance within the art.

 

2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To be to people what certain bands and artists are to us. To move them in the way bands have moved us. It would be amazing for people to say our name when they tell people bands that they love. Just like when we talk about bands with our friends. We want to share what we love with people, and hopefully make a career of it.

 

3. How long have you been writing your own music?

We’ve all been writing music for years. I (Daniel) have been writing music since I was about 8, although I don’t know if you could call that music. Bearable noise maybe?

 

4. Who are your top three influences and why?

We’re influenced by a lot of things, primarily, not other bands really. I guess you could say that our music is mainly influenced by art, literature and life. We all love art, no matter what art form that is. We all have an invested interest in literature, the lyrics in our songs are heavily influenced by poets such as Poe and Larkin, especially romantic poets such as Keats and Wordsworth as the lyrics that are in our songs are written from that timeless perspective of romanticism, whether that be about people, places, whatever. & our music is influenced a lot by life. The places we’ve been, the places that we want to go, the people we’ve met and people we’ve never met. So definitely life, literature and art.

 

5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

WLVS has a lot of different layers to it. It’s quite varied in vibe, but we think it is recognisably us. Lyrically it’s, I guess quite dark. It’s about so many different things. Love, places, people, hypothetically drowning and imaginary friends. The entire EP was written with gothic literature and romanticism in mind. It’s definitely an EP that represents where we are as a band and as people right now, but we’re constantly changing a developing, so does the sound we have. But it seems to be that WLVS has somewhat defined our sound. But we’re constantly writing and that sound is developing constantly. But as far as what it’s about, well, we wouldn’t want to spoil it for people. It’s about what people want it to be about. If they can connect to it then we’re happy, and hopefully they do.

 

6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

We’re based in the Midands, Staffordshire area. The local scene has seen some really good artists, but it’s also seen a lot that we don’t really like. As any local scene has. I think that’s why we strive to do something new and fresh. We’ve been somewhat forced into pushing boundaries in terms of sound, influences and lyrics, especially on a local level. We’re not happy until we can say that what we’ve written won’t fit into what is deemed a local Staffordshire/Stoke sound. But there are some cool venues, The Sugarmill especially. It’s a really sweet venues and has been and continues to be really important to us.

 

7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Delamere. They’re brilliant, and a good set of guys. Camp Stag are great too, definitely the two we are happy to rep from the scene.

 

8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

You can find us on the following links:

facebook.com/moralpanicsband

Twitter: @MOZPAZ

soundcloud.com/moral-panics

moralpanics.bandcamp.com/album/wlvs

& soon on, moralpanics.co.uk iTunes and Spotify!

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