Band of the Day: Mouth Culture

Getting a bit avant-garde for today but avant-garde is cool, right?

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from the Covid-ridden town of Leicester. 

How did you meet?

We all knew each other from playing around the local scene over the years, things just kind of fell together. We all live together now which lets us do music all the time, it’s sick.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We have been playing music together for years in different projects, but as Mouth Culture only a couple of years. 

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

Mouth Culture came from the depths of Jack and Todd’s minds whilst writing “15 Missed Calls”. Todd was trying to show Jack a song called “Mouth” by an artist called Ghost Culture (which is a certified banger by the way, check it out), something got lost in translation and they ended up searching for “Mouth Culture” nothing came up. The name is open to interpretation, it means a few different things to us, but we love hearing people’s different interpretations. 

What are your influences?

Tame Impala, The 1975, The Neighbourhood, Harry Styles, Bring me the Horizon, Biffy Clyro, My Chemical Romance… the list goes on. But to be honest, we take inspiration from everywhere, we all have very eclectic music tastes. We love blending different genres and influences, so you’ll hear different things all over our music. R&B influenced vocals play a big part. 

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

If you took a load of genres and blended them up, I think that would be the best way to describe us. I think the unique thing about us is that no one is scared of trying something new, which is why we incorporate a lot of styles into our music. We would all feel choked if we didn’t have the ambition to branch out and write the music we wanted to write, you won’t hear the same thing twice. Or maybe you will, man, we’re not in your head. 

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

The lyrical side of things are mainly dramatisations of experiences we have personally been through.

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

Our live show is fucking sick, we go hard and fans tell us we are a different band live, which is cool to hear. It is all about bringing the energy. 

We’ve played 5 shows, but don’t judge us on that please.

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

Jacob nearly killed a fan with a sample pad after a show in London. 

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

Literally, anything we can get our hands on. A firm favourite for guitars would be Reverend and Fender we recently all downsized from huge pedalboards to Line6 HX Effects pedals, which has been scary, we liked pedals. Mapex drums. 

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

We just released our new single “Sink”. You should check it out; it’s pretty chaotic and sounds like the 80s in a blender. Also pick up a tee, we love to eat. 

What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

Release a load of music, and get on the road (if fuckin’ BoJo lets us) rock the world y’know. 

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!

Opening for the 1975 would be an unreal experience. We’d ask our mates Jools if they want to come along (they’re a sick punk band, check em out), we’d have to keep Ellis their guitarist away from Matt Healy though as they have a bitter rivalry. 

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