On the Record: The Pylons


For those who have never heard of The Pylons, who are they and what is their music about?
Good question…. One that we’ve consistently failed to answer ourselves, but I think our shared experience of crippling student debt and microwave meals has taught us all one salient thing: we aren’t quitters, so we’ll press on with a cohesive answer. Honestly? We’re 5 very strange twenty somethings trying to come to grips with the fact that we have to do our own washing and taxes. As much as we try to come across with a degree of intelligence and astuteness, behind the eyes, it’s all one big happy accident.

What has been the most rewarding/most enjoyable highlight of your career so far?
I use reward in the loosest possible sense here, but I think the look on Joe’s face when he nails the trumpet line in a tune we only play live called ‘Mariachi Ben’. It’s well worth coming just for that.

What have been some major challenges in your music career so far?
Just as a pre-requisite, we all live together in a house in North West London, and our drier is on the blink. This has knock on effects to our musical capabilities, you cannot write a great song if you are worried about the water content of your clothing.

What are you grateful for as a band right now?
Dry clothes, see previous answer. Oh and the fact that even though we’ve written 100 songs that have gone in the bin, we have not let mediocrity assuage our motif. Turns out the 101st song will do you proud. Or at least that is what our parol officers reckon.

We’re almost 3 months into 2022… what’s your most played track of the year so far?
Despite it’s synopsis being closely linked to tumultuous relationships, Mona has done us wonders at the start of this year.

A playlist you can’t get enough of?
Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits II: The Playlist.

A dream collaboration?
George at ASDA on an accessible Pylons Pyjama range, but seriously, it has to be Gwen Stefani.

& Lastly, what can fans expect from The Pylons for 2022?
Flashmobs, espadrilles and reasonably priced trips to Honduras – aside from that the our fragmented machine will be churning out music throughout the year, with odd flashes of live experiences thrown in for good measure.


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