The Tin Pigeons
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 The Tin Pigeons 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?
The Tin Pigeons is made up of Fraser on lead vocals, Tom on bass, and George and Antonio on Drums and Lead guitar. We are from the UK’s smallest county, Rutland, we fell into music because it was a great way to spend our weekends and after school. The band name came from a very obscure story (that seems to change every time it’s told!) George was in a French toy shop and discovered a wind-up toy panda that played a very strange tune, it became a bit of an inside joke!
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
Musical influences for all of us have been and continue to vary - which is great because it can add a different dimension to every track we write. We have a lot of love for acoustic music from John Martyn to Ben Howard, but also have a soft spot for Springsteen. Mostly it’s the people we make music with that are the greatest influence, we toured recently with our mates in OUTLYA and that’s a really great source of inspiration.
How would you describe your sound?
We get asked to describe it often! We often get described in writeups as Bouncy-Indie-pop.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
Our latest single is called ‘Always the Same’ - the main influence behind it is that feeling we can all relate to of feeling stuck in a routine and lifestyle and wanting some kind of escape.
What’s your local music scene like?
We have some great venues locally where we were able to play first and get a feel for things, we have some great mates in the area who all play music too.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
This year is set to be really busy! We have new music out all through summer, with loads of festivals across the country and then touring through winter and new year and back into the studio!
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
We always get into scrapes when playing live! Most recently we were headlining a lovely festival in Derby and Fraser tripped and fell on a guitar lead but managed to style it out with a subtle roll on the floor...
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about your band?
That they should come to a show, we love meeting new people!