We caught up with Brit noisemakers Perfectparachutepicture (www.perfectparachutepicture.com ) who have just released their blistering new single, The Hold – https://youtu.be/wfMBx-WSN34 . The track is taken from the band’s killer debut album, No Modern Desire, out on Friday 13th September. We asked the guys for five songs have helped to define their engrossing sound:

“Turbowolf – A Rose For The Crows

Solid Riffy goodness, we supported Turbowolf a long time ago and really enjoy their style, their live shows and their creative presence. This was the first song of theirs that we heard and it opened our eyes to new ideas of how a song can be written. They’re the kings of beefy riffs, and this song is a perfect example.

https://youtu.be/kGuqqaPtKGA

Biffy Clyro – Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies

One of our all time favourite bands are Scottish rock legends, Biffy Clyro and Puzzle is a personal favourite of ours. The album is full of what we love musically, but the meaning and heart behind Simon Neil’s lyrics really hit home for us in this album. This song has everything in it, and the lyrics in the song really have a feeling of anger and dispair at life in general when you might lose someone or something close to you.

https://youtu.be/mgpbzVOeXf0

Bon Iver – Wash.

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Big Red Machine and such, gave our writing style a real melodic influence, not so much that you can really tell in our songs, but there are slight similarities in softer sections in terms of using the style of falsetto. We love to use vocals as a third instrument, using a vocal melody to carry the song, this track is a great example of how you can do that.

https://youtu.be/di4sQKy_VI4

Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979

We didn’t actually know about DFA when we originally started out and it wasn’t until it was pointed out to us at a gig, that we had a similar style to them, back in 2013. We love this song from their second album The Physical World, because of it’s power and catchiness. The riff is so simple yet so satisfying.

https://youtu.be/vrZxt476ef4

IDLES – Danny Nedelko

We both get inspiration from IDLES and what they’re doing but also what they stand for. This song is about everything that should be right in our country but currently, and sadly, isn’t. You only have to watch their performance of this song at this year’s Glastonbury festival (we’ve included this video) to see what it means to them and Joe Talbot in particular.

https://youtu.be/vi8gUnBi6DY

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