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MySpace Interview – Picturebox

So, who are you anyway?

We are Picturebox. There are 5 of us from around Canterbury. Ben, Dave, Mark and me have been together for about 3 years Emily joined us in the autumn.

Describe your sound for us.

I’d say we do melodic songs. Pop songs. Some people have described them as “quirky”. Someone said the lyrics are “quintessentially English”. Hopefully, they’re good songs with strong tunes.

So you rate yourself then?

I don’t know. Sometimes. On a good day, maybe. There are some things about us which some people like.

Who are your influences?

Belle and Sebastian, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Sufjan Stevens, Brian Wilson, Neil Young… Bassist Dave claims to hate The Beatles though. I love them, myself. The White Album is my favourite by anyone.

Tell us one of your musical secrets.

Secrets? Like advice? Be true to yourself. At the same time, never be afraid to nick a good idea- in a post-modern, referencing, homage sense. Change it a bit too, though.

What’s in the future?

In the future we will have more songs, better songs, better harmonies, better lyrics. Everything is going to get better all the time. The immediate future is 3 gigs and our first studio recordings in the next few weeks.

What’s your claim to fame?

My dad had a phone that belonged to Peter Sellers. I once saw Roger McGough on a train. Any good?

Musically, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

In 10 years time we want to be on a nice friendly label putting out CDs for anyone who’s interested. Doing some tours would be good too.

Myspace or Facebook?

MySpace. Facebook died for me when they scrapped Scrabulous.

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