Interview: Silent Film Project

By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 2:00 pm

Silent Film Project (side)When I first introduced the summery pop of Silent Film Project at the end of April, I thought their single, Two Days, was rather good. Since then, it’s grown and grown on me, so last week we had a quick chat with the guys…

Hello Silent Film Project. Who are you and what are you up to at the moment?
We are Jim, Tom, Paul, Phill and Lisa. Currently we are in the process of squeezing our first child “Two Days” out on KIDS records.

What do you reckon you sound like?
We’d probably describe our sound as Jingly Jangly British Indie-Pop.

On songwriting – how does it start for you? Lyrical concept? A riff? Turn of phrase? Or a drug fuelled orgy that results in a great song?
Usually it’s a riff, or a lyric, and developed from there. As for drug-fuelled orgies, they’re not as suitable songwriting environments as you might imagine.

Before going on stage, do you have any rituals, either individual or as a band?
Phill likes to eat chicken then deposit it in the venue’s facilities before we play.

Before things really took off for Silent Film Project, what were your jobs? Did you have day jobs or just focus 100% on the music?
We have had jobs at some points ranging from scientist (poo-technician, to be precise) to carer.

There seem to be so many unsigned bands competitions these days – what do you think the role the Intel Studio competition has played in your success?
The Intel Studio competition certainly helped us out, gave us some great shows playing with Dirty Pretty Things and Alphabeat. And as a result we’ve made some great contacts and got a lovely deal with KIDS.

What’s coming up over the next few months for you?
Hopefully some good gigs, more cups of tea. And back in the studio to record a second single.

Finally, what’s one thing we wouldn’t normally know about you?
We have an unhealthy obsession with cups of tea.

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