Credit: Puppet Theory
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Credit: Puppet Theory
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Indie Rock band Puppet Theory are based in Manchester, although Chris, Johnny, Niall and Paul come from all over the UK including Liverpool, Manchester and Suffolk. Having recently been compared to the likes of The Strokes, Circa Waves and The Hunna, Puppet Theory are held in high regard and their catchy choruses - easy on the ear - will stay with you all day.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
Probably our origins and influences - ranging from Circa Waves and Foo Fighters to Paramore and Slash, this results in this huge, twisted indie rock sound which has pop-punk style harmonies. With a Liverpudlian singer, backed up by distorted, crunching guitars, Puppet Theory merge all of this, bottle it up in a studio and the end result is just fantastic.
What’s your back-story?
The thing that we would say is that our tracks are real. We're built from the ashes of past failures and disappointment. Papillon is a song about rejection and disappointment in the music industry. I The King is an angry, frustrated song about a relationship break up and Buttons is about working hard to fix one and hold it together. We're real, our songs are real and we'll stick to that.
What are you working on at the moment?
We've just recorded two brilliant new tracks called 'Drifting' and 'Strike three'. They'll be out likely just before and just after Christmas. We've also got three brilliant shows in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds mid-December. So 2017 is ending with a bang!
What's the first song you remember hearing?
My parents had awful (brilliant) music taste. Probably something by The Corrs or Shania Twain!
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
The Darkness - I believe in a thing called love. I get those high notes!
What was the first gig you went to?
Justin Timberlake at Manchester Arena. I was about 11. Jamelia supported. All about that mid-2000s RnB!
Which song do you wish you'd written?
Reptillia by The Strokes. What a song.
Which song changed your life?
All The Small Things by Blink 182. I learned to harmonise and got into pop-punk because of them!
Which song would you like played at your funeral?
Probably something by Paramore - Misguided Ghosts maybe. Is that too sad? That can go at the beginning then we'll whack The Cribs on on the way out. You Were Always The One!
What song is stuck in your head right now?
Vitamin C by Clean Cut Kid. Great band!
What was the first Album you bought?
I got two together for Christmas. Be Here Now by Oasis and... SPICEWORLD!
Which song made you want to play music?
As I've mentioned - All The Small Things by Blink 182, but also Good Riddance by Greenday. That was the first song I learned on guitar.