Today we meet, The Muffin Heads. I consider myself very lucky that I met up with a few folks who played cool music on BlipFm a few years back and that lead to the creation of 50thirdand3rd. All that has turned in to a lot of time spent listening to new bands, some that reach out to us and some that we find. The Muffin Heads haven’t been at this long but that doesn’t stop them from rocking the shit out of these tracks. After just a few listens I get the feeling that The Muffin Heads are a Band that has everything going for it. These guitar riffs and awesome vocals powered on by the pounding drums will convince you that there is some new punk rock that you need to spread the word about. I look for some serious attention to be given The Muffin Heads by the big press types , there is no denying that they have the chops to help turn on another generation to the power of all things punk.
Meet – The Muffin Heads
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
Bex (bassist) and Pete (guitarist) have been going to gigs together for the past 3 years and have been lucky enough to see some awesome live shows. Both of us, having been in bands previously, decided that there was no time like the present to get up close and personal with the live scene again. We contacted Tommy, who is a family friend of Bex’s, and started jamming in the summer of 2015. We’ve since moved onwards and upwards, releasing our first single with indie label Regent Street Records and recording a music video.
who would you list as your musical influence?.
Musical influences for all of us are bands or artists that have attitude where you can feel the rawness dripping off of them. Iggy Pop, Kyuss, Motorhead, Sonic Youth, Sex Pistols, Mondo Generator, Plasmatics, The Distillers, L7, Nirvana.
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
Since we started we’ve had a couple of awesome things happen to us. However, the coolest was to see our cover of Eagles of Death Metal’s ‘I Love You All The Time’ being included in the bands PlayItForward Campaign. It was an honor to be included alongside global artists like Elton John, Florence and the Machine etc. but overall we were just proud to know that any proceeds made from streaming/downloads went to the families affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris last year.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
Writing more, playing more and recording more! We’d love to tour Germany and the US if the opportunity was to present itself. There are some iconic venues in London that we’d love to play at. We’d also love to open the show for some of our heroes – Nick Oliveri or Mojave Lords would be sweet!
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Sun Trash – Self titled
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Mojave Lords – Self titled
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Beartooth – Disgusting
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
I (Bex) love social using the social media accounts. I feel like it gives me a licence to say what I actually feel and do what I want. When you have a day job that doesn’t allow that, it’s a great means of release! Plus being able to engage with fans is awesome, I hate it when bands clearly have someone else doing their social media for them, you’re never too big to give back to the fans that put you there.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We’d rather polarize peoples views that have someone be indifferent about our music. Plus, opinions are like arseholes…
If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go.
The US would be unreal. Pete and Bex are a massive fans of the desert rock scene so going heading to California to tour would be a dream. We have a new drummer called Nick stepping in from the beginning of August and he’s a HUGE fan of US punk so I think we’d be right at home.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Can you teach me to dance real slow?
Seriously though, if you’ve got passion for music it can be whatever you want it to be. Live music is one of the best things in the world in our opinion.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Keep supporting DIY music venues and bands. Thank you for all the support so far!