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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

introducing : the streams

The Streams are an up-and-coming Scottish band that have just released their debut EP. They've supported The 1975 on a few occasions, and are likely to be just as successful.

For those who don't know who you are, tell us a bit about yourselves.
We are a 3-piece band from Stirling, Scotland. We've been a band for just over a year. It's been hard to put a genre on our music, so we're just calling it 'indie / alternative'. So far, we've played a few gigs and have just released out debut EP which has been really warmly received. 

How did you meet, and what made you want to start a band together?
We've been good friends for years, through primary and secondary school. Starting a band just happened - we went from jamming in a shed to playing in practise rooms. It just felt like it would be so much fun making our own music, and we're so glad we did it.

What influences your music? 
We have loads of influences which all reflect on the way we write and play. We love a lot of smaller unsigned indie bands, and 80s pop stuff too. When writing music, our influences come from personal experience as well as the people close to us. We try to write in a way that others can relate to.

Best gig you've ever played?
We've played loads of cool gigs, but the best would have to be the two sold out Scottish dates with The 1975. It was such an amazing weekend; we got to play two packed-out venues and chill with The 1975.

Current favourite bands/albums/tracks?
Our favourite album to come out in the last few months has to be Peace's debut album - 'In Love'. It's brilliant live too. Our favourite track at the moment is by a band from Edinburgh called Bwani Junction. It's their new single 'Civil War', and it's so good. You should check that out. 
We've got a lot of love for an American band called Oberhofer right now; they've just released a new EP and they are wicked live.

What's next for The Streams?
We are planning a follow up to our debut EP, and we're hoping to get some more support slots too. Hopefully we'll get down to England to open for bands we like. A tour would be pretty cool. 
Just got to wait and see what happens.

The Streams' self-titled debut EP is available on iTunes now.

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