The subjects of the last couple of new bands I’ve introduced to you in the New Band Spotlight have been from the other side of the Atlantic ocean so I thought it was time to introduce you to someone a little closer to home. In fact, almost quite literally close to my home in Glasgow. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Muttnik.
Who are you and where do you hail from?
We are Muttnik – and we hail from the Cumbernauld area near Glasgow, Scotland.
Please introduce the band members
Vocals : Jim Morrison
Bass/vocals : Allister Weir
Guitar : Alan Ferguson
Drums : David Weir
Guitar/vocals : Rob Huggins
Lead Guitar/weird awesome noises : Simon Stewart
How would you describe your sound?
Loud, banging, heavy, sometimes weird – ALWAYS full of BAWS!
Who are your biggest influences?
From the metal camp: Metallica, Maiden, Pantera, Slipknot, Adrenaline Mob. From the “prog” camp: Rush, Dream Theatre, Floyd.
People will like your music because…
It will grab them by the scruff of the neck and compel them to bounce/bang their head/play air guitar. It’s just loud and “out there”
Best gig you’ve played so far?
Debut gig at The Noizy Indie Social Club in Cumbernauld. We rawked it.
What’s the bands greatest achievement to date?
Being invited to play at The Noizy Festival of Music (an all day music festival in Cumbernauld) after our debut gig. We leap-frogged a lot of bands on the reserve list!!
Where can we get your music from?
Facebook and Youtube!
How important do you find social networking and the Internet as a source for promoting and communicating with your fans?
Very. All of our initial marketing and promotion has been word-of-mouth or social networking/internet. We all utilise Facebook on a daily basis.
Where can people keep in touch and follow your movements?
Online – the Facebook and Youtube pages above.
In the flesh – we’re playing the Cottage Beat Club at Cumbernauld Theatre on 17 November. It’s the 2nd Cottage Beat Club night – the 1st – hosted by Stephen O’Connor and featuring The Preventers and The Starlets – was a great night. Now, we’re headlining – supported by Madison. £7 a ticket. If you are in the area and fancy some music of the “heavy” variety – why not pop in!!!!
And if you can’t join them, here’s a couple of samples of what you’ll be missing.