We mentioned earlier this week that Atlas Wynd are fixing to be one of our favourite acts muddling their way through at the moment, so we jumped them the second they got back from Glastonbury and probed them for answers.
I love everything about this band. They flip from sliding blues to searing rock riffs, using drum beats as punctuation for every line. And from these knee-shaking break downs they can still draw themselves back into gun-slinging desert riffs. Even just the tone of the guitar on 'Eyes Fixed On The Sun' offers the same satisfaction I imagine chewing a trainer must give a teething puppy.
Their double A-side ‘Eyes Fixed On The Sun / You’re On My Mind’ is out now.
RAW MEAT: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores that we should look up, what’s the scene like where you're from?
Atlas Wynd: We currently live in Brighton so the scene is properly thriving at the moment. Pretty much everyone you talk to is in a band or knows someone who's in one, which is cool. Our pals in Penelope Isles, Skinny Milk and Frank & Beans are sick and worth checking out! Our favourite venue has to be The Prince Albert, it's really small but has great sound and a general cool vibe about it. Not too many people are that keen on it but we see its charm! We come from Middlesbrough but moved to Brighton almost four years ago. The scene when we played there was very tight-nit and all the bands were close mates with each other. Since moving down, bands such as Mouses and Llovers have properly started doing well for themselves which is awesome to see.
Name one track or band that you love from the past?
A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. They are two of our favourite albums ever.
Name one track or band that you're loving right now?
Queens of the Stone Age - 'The Way You Used To Do'. We weren't too keen on the track at first, but after a few listens we were hooked. We cant wait for the new album.
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future?
Everyone should be listening to Husky Loops. We played with them at Dot to Dot Festival and they were unreal. They've definitely got their own thing going on so it's exciting to think what they might come out with in the future.
What are you up to now?
Right now we're thinking about making some dinner and also planning to go into the studio!
What can we expect from you next?
Even we don't know that one. More tunes and more gigs we suppose. I guess we'll all have to wait and see!