Band of the Day: Perfectparachutepicture

After premiering their video last month, we thought we should cast more of a light on the members of Perfectparachutepicture…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from the sunny city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire in the UK.

How did you meet?

We’ve known each other since being kids, but properly got to know each other back in 2009.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Perfectparachutepicture was formed in late 2012 / early 2013 so, roughly seven years to date.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Well, funny story actually. We once went on a tandem parachute jump and we took a really good photo up in the air and it quite literally was, a perfect-parachute-picture. Or was that a dream?

What are your influences?

We have many influences from all corners of the rock genre including grunge, punk, noise rock, alt rock, chamber pop and garage rock.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

There are many two piece bands out there, however our sound is unique to us because of the years and years of experimenting with pedals, amplifiers and tones, combined with the softer melodic vocals that you don’t normally get from a noisy two piece. We’ve always been very open about taking on board feedback from people established within the industry, which has really helped us pave our own way in two piece rock music.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

We express our views on modern times and the beauty of things in life that we all experience, but also the not so good in people and doubts that you may have of yourself in the every day life.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Sonically powerful, high energy noise. We have been gigging for the last seven years so in total, we couldn’t say an exact number… A lot.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

This year we played The Leadmill Live Stage in Hillsborough Park at Tramlines Festival and there were dinosaurs in the audience. That’s right, we actually summoned dinosaurs back from extinction for a show.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

*Deep breath*

Kyle plays a Gretsch kit with Pearl snare and hardware, samples are stored on a Roland SPD-SX for live shows and he has a variety of cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian and Istanbul. Ed plays a Fender P-Bass through a chain of pedals (this is our sound so no details here!), split into an Orange AD200/Ampeg 410HE stack and Fender Bassbreaker.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We are currently promoting our brand new debut album, featuring nine songs in a thirty minutes collection of passionate riffy noise-pop-rock. The album is titled No Modern Desire and is available on all platforms since Friday 13th of September 2019.

What are your plans for 2019?

We’ll be pushing and promoting the album, as well as dropping a fourth single from the release whilst touring late into the year. We’re hoping to play more new cities this year and into 2020, branching out more to new crowds.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

This is quite a difficult question for us as, like many other bands our level, we’d love to support many touring artists out there. We’ll say IDLES, we’re huge fans of the music that they produce, the message that they put out, and their live performances really personify what they’re all about. For the opening act, our new favourite local band, Death Store, a grungey shoe gazey four piece from Barnsley. Check ’em out.

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