INTRODUCING: Mirror Gorillas

Manchester based four-piece MIRROR GORILLAS, released their debut EP Alright Alright Alright on 15th April 2016.

I took the opportunity to ask the lads a few questions to find out more about them, and the EP. 

Who are you?

Harry Willicombe, Sam Butcher, Jamie Slater, and Tim Stamper.

When did you form?

In our first year of university.

Who/what are your main inspirations/influences?

We watch a lot of TV together as a house so a lot of our musical inspiration comes from TV shows such as Sunny in Philadelphia.

For the EP, our main influences were Pixies, Blur, Nirvana and Weezer.

How would you describe your overall sound?

We’ve been described as a A budget Blur because we sound like Blur, but we record everything at home.

We would describe ourselves as surf music for people who’ve never been to a beach.

If each of you had to pick a favourite track from the EP, which would it be?

Butcher – In Love/All Alone

Tim – We Can Still Hang Out (if you want)

Jamie – Do U Wanna Leave Now

Harry – Plz Don’t Go

If you could use one word to describe the EP what would it be?

Rumham.

Are there, or will there be any physical copies available?

We’re looking into vinyl, but we’re not sure we can afford it.

Do you have any gigs coming up? If so, when and where?

We’ve got a gig tonight (20th April) at Gullivers, be there or be square, alright alright alright.

What’s your all-time favourite album?

There’s a few albums i’ll always go back to:

  • Blur – The Great Escape
  • The Libertines – Up The Bracket
  • The Strokes – Is This It
  • The Smiths – The Smiths

If you could support anyone on tour, who would it be?

Kanye West so Tim can become a Kardashian.

And finally, you’re each allowed one super power, what would it be?

Tim’s already got weird super powers where he knows all the tricks of food.

Butcher would wanna freeze time.

Jamie would wanna sneeze acid.

Harry wants the power of the force.

Alright Alright Alright consists of 4 tracks:

1.In Love/All Alone

2.We Can Still Hang Out (If You Want)

3.Do U Wanna Leave Now?

4.Plz Don’t Go

Go and give it a listen when you have the chance, it’s definitely one to get you feeling summery and chilled!

Check out my review of Harry and Tim’s side project – Holiday Home debut EP, Greetings From.

Keep up to date with Mirror Gorillas on their social media:

Twitter

Facebook

SoundCloud

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