Have you ever felt combining the great rock and blues sounds with the vibes of our era? The UK based Postindustrial Poets bring the very best sounds from the past to our times: everything is so fresh, yet familiar, taking the listener to a quaint memory lane. Their new singles are definately the ones to have on your playlist whether you travel or just chill out. Here is a deeper conversation with the band, including some of their latest songs.
And while you are reading it, just listen to “I Was in Two Minds” here:
Music Authentic: At Music Authentic the usually the first question is how did you slept last night?
Postindustrial Poets: Good, thanks!
Music Authentic: Many have started to listen to you lately and I have a good feeling about some of your songs will stay with them for a longer while. What about you, which artist do you recommend to listen to from the past or the contemporary era and why?
Postindustrial Poets: Oh, that is tough. There is so much good music, and so many people you need to listen to. Let’s give you two names. Bob Dylan – if you are in music, you need to know what he has already done. And Marvin Gaye – amazing voice also an amazing songwriter. What’s going on? Is one of those albums you need to live with for part of your life.
Music Authentic: Your music suggests you are an old soul and you have just a great album. Actually, some argues concept albums are over, others insist storytelling is still important. Where are you standing?
Postindustrial Poets: We love songs that tell stories. An album (we’re working on one) is more about a rounded musical statement. So far all our songs tell a story. A concept album is not on the cards for us. Really admire Ry Cooper’s Chavez Ravine though – that is an awesome combination of storytelling and musical statement.
Music Authentic: You know your music well. Can you tell me whose story had a great effect on your life?
Postindustrial Poets: Brian Jones (founder of the Stones), he is from the same part of the UK as me – and it felt amazing that someone could accomplish what he did. We have written a song about him. It will be out on 8 August.
Music Authentic: Things are so rapidly changing and altering almost on a day to day basis. Are you worried?
Postindustrial Poets: I’m a pretty resilient guy. But there is a huge amount to worry about.
Music Authentic: How do you think your life will be in a few years from now on?
Postindustrial Poets: Really I would like to spend more time on music, and perhaps writing. I think that is possible.
Music Authentic: Indie artists and maybe everyone these days need to wear different hats nowadays just to get by. How about you? Do you consider yourself an artist or a musician?
Postindustrial Poets: First as a songwriter. Second as an artist. Third as a musician. It it is great when you feel like you are hitting all three in one go.
Music Authentic: What things would be the greatest achievements for you through your art?
Postindustrial Poets: We are looking for two things. First to hear people say “that is it, that is how it feels”. Second to inspire someone else to think that they can create. Either would be great.
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Music Authentic: Has it ever happened to you that you started to feel promoting your music is almost like a door-to-door selling?
Postindustrial Poets: I hadn’t but, I guess you may have kicked something off with this question. Mostly I think you get in touch. With interesting people and try to share something you think they should like.
Music Authentic: Do you use your stage as a platform to help out others?
Postindustrial Poets: We try to write honest songs – not to dress things up. Some people see their own issues in In two minds (our last single) or the previous release. So that’s good.
Music Authentic: Let’s have some lighter questions. If you had a chance to play a superhero character, whom would you choose?
Postindustrial Poets: Always thought Spider-Man was pretty cool.
Music Authentic: The dawn of new final frontiers is coming. Would you rather live in the Earth in 20 years or be the part of the first Mars colony?
Postindustrial Poets: Mars.
Music Authentic: And how do you like spending your free time?
Postindustrial Poets: Love books as well as music. And I love to spend time in nature.
Music Authentic: Let’s go back a bit more serious. What do you think the the hardest challenges are in society these days?
Postindustrial Poets: We should really make an effort to deal with everyone in the same way. Racism and sexism seem to be the big barriers to progress.
Music Authentic: And if you were the Prime Minister, what would be the most crucial to begin a change with?
Postindustrial Poets: Britain needs to be opened up. We need to tell more people than they have a say, and that what they think matters. I’m not optimistic on this.
Music Authentic: Any important project you are working on these days? What makes it precious for you?
Postindustrial Poets: We are working towards an album. We want it to show us working with a range of different forms – and all original songs.
Music Authentic: At last but not least, what is your message to encourage others?
Postindustrial Poets: You have massive control over your future. Use it wisely, and think about the future before it happens to you. Don’t listen to people who tell you to give up.