Playmoboys

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Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Playmoboys find out more about them...

Who is in the band, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the band name?
Playmoboys is formed by Conrado Muylaert (vocals and songwriter), L Barrets (drums), Leo Nominato (bass), Gabz Consolmano (guitar) and Thiago Flores (guitar). These first three guys are from Brasil and the rest from London, where the band played gigs in last 2 years.

Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
I think some bands we listen forever. Bands like Velvet Underground, The Cure, and The Smiths, Beatles.

How would you describe your sound?
We always try to make music, first place, for us. To make us happy. I used to write songs thinking in create a soundtrack to my lifetime. I define our sound as a perception of our daily life, mixing all the details, ideas, and melodies that we used to live around.

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What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
We are going to release a new album next month, and first single is called "Just To Be The One", available on all streamings and a videoclip of this song is coming. A 30 seconds teaser is available in our Facebook fanpage.

What’s your local music scene like?
We are a band from London and Rio de Janeiro. It sounds very strange, I know. In last two years, we played gig one month in Europe, then in Brasil. And it's our plan for while. Our new songs are in English and Portuguese.

What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
2018 is still begging for us. For while, we are waiting for new album, to be released on March. Then, we are going to play a few gigs in Brasil untill June, when we are going to London to promote this album, and we already have some gigs scheduled. And we are applying to play in some festivals too.

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Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
With everyone. Lol. Since Britney Spears to Strokes.

Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Our best story happened three years ago. We were going to open The Libertines show, and we had the opportunity to spend the day with them. I even asked the band leader Carl Barat if we could play a song together, which was promptly denied, because he did not want to risk without rehearsals. However, on that magical night, he got a little high, and invite us to play. And we played ten songs together and it was unforgettable. And it helped us a lot to win new fans.

What is the one thing that you want readers to know about your band?
I think our band got great stuffs, a great success, even though it is totally independent and underground. So we always like to say it... A band can live in Underground, and survive. We got one million views on Youtube, many plays in streamings services and, for us, it's amazing.

You can find out more about Playmoboys via Facebook, Spotify and YouTube.

Jenny Pugh