This Meet The Band was made possible by our friends at Stolen Body Records and if you haven’t tuned in to how cool Stolen Body Records is , today is your day to get turned on to some of the coolest music going. Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali have a unique, heavy psych thing going on , I find the music taking me to that inner eye place that the best psych can do when done right. Doors of perception, Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, stuff the Merry Pranksters would have cranked up real loud on that cool ass bus. And I’ve been digging on these tunes, the beat will pound you along, you’ll be stomping your foot or closing your eyes jamming away , getting lost in the vibes…listen today, don’t be a fool….
Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
This band came from making a record on my own after my previous band (Brown Brogues) started to cool off. I had recently bought a 388 and wanted to record a few ideas on it, which formed the Peace and Love EP.
Once the EP was finished the tricky part was putting a band together, I had put it out that I was looking for musicians and word spread throughout friends and that’s where the band came from.
It was pretty ropey at first like all bands but I’m very happy with the current line up and Its starting to sound the way I want it to.
who would you list as your musical influence?
Lou Reed is one of the biggest influences for me.
Queens of the Stoneage
what’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
The band hasn’t been going very long but the coolest thing was probably playing a session for Marc Riley on BBC6.
Kelis was also at BBC6 that day and was a little bit jealous of Kim’s afro
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
Lots of touring and lots of recording. Become millionaires and turn into total dickheads living in LA.
This isn’t me being sarcastic its definitely what I want
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Hippies by Harlem
Badillac by Together Pangea
Slaughter House by Ty Segall
Putrifiers II by Thee Ohsees
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
Yeah social media is really helpful for bands the downside is everyone is constantly posting all kinds of stuff, either political views that no one cares about or complaining or just sharing plain crap. It can be a little bit like yelling into a cave and hoping someone hears.
Facebook has fucked bands, it really restricts who can see certain things unless you pay to advertise and if they don’t like what you’re saying then they block your posts. Not so long ago I paid to post a song up on facebook and mentioned their restrictions and they won’t let me post it until I removed any mention of facebook or even putting fb.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
Haha no, nothing good has ever come from a comment section. Especially the trolls on youtube. I mean I’m not aware of anything like that with our stuff but I have a lot of friends in bands who get really pissed off with some little shit on his mums PC in the box room trying to get a rise out of some other little shit in their underwear staring at a screen and passing an opinion on someone’s creative work that no one cares about.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
Japan, I’ve been to a lot of places playing music but I haven’t made it to Japan. I think it would be incredible.
Especially with Dale our keyboard player, she’s about 6 foot 4 so they would love her over there!
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Good music could save your life and I honestly think bad music could make you kill yourself
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Yes, we are on tour around the UK for the next two weeks…. So please come to a show and bring food