Interview: Psyblings' Greg Dixon
SONDER festival provided a huge mix of talent and styles of music. One of the bands, Psyblings, features occasional ManchesterRocks writer and general nice guy Greg Dixon who we managed to grab for a few minutes to find out what the band are up to.
Words and photos: Anthony Firmin
Psyblings seem to be in the midst of a frenzy of activity at the moment…
Yeah, we are getting stuff together, trying to become more progressive by ourselves and push the DIY aspect so we are getting that side together. And we have a solid plan for the New Year rather than just sitting around scratching ourselves.
Following a rather random discussion of Warrington and the poor music scene there along with Greg’s desperate pleas for immediate rides into Manchester we discuss the bands release Where’s Your Moon? and it’s availability:
The point we are at, at the moment, people are not buying physical releases and to be honest it's not cost-effective for us and people not really wanting to buy it, it is easier for them to just click on Spotify to get the music. And with tours like this people can hardly afford half a pint of Tuborg but I'm sure we will look at it one day.
I try and buy merch when I can, to try and support bands, mainly CDs and stickers, the lid of my MacBook looks like sticker central, but back to the band and getting their shit together…
Hopefully we now have it and are becoming a lot more consistent with the output.
Do you have more material recorded?
We have a few demos we also thinking of a double single release, like a sporadic double-A side. We don't want to release too much in one go although we are creating so much it is coming out of the wazoo at the moment we find it difficult to decide what to put out as a single.
It is great that you are so productive and creative at the moment…
Well there are five off us who are all constantly writing, there is no primary songwriter. We are constantly together as we are all at uni together.