We chatted to The Pylons about their new single MONA

Released last month, MONA is certainly a track worth watching out for, from a band that’s even more worth watching out for. We asked the band a few questions about the new song and all other things music

Can you tell us a bit about the Pylons? Who are you, where are you from and how did you all meet?

– the Pylons have seen many iterations, this current form is definitely our favourite form. We are 4 escapees from Lincolnshire and solo waif from the depths of Essex. We make music from the depths of our hearts to the depths of your ears. 

If you had to sum up each band member in one word, what would you say?

– Alex: Questionable, Barny: Worrying, Croz: Problematic, Joe: Braveheart, Joey: Contemplative.

You recently released your new single MONA at the start of this month. What does this song mean to you guys, as a band?

– Mona, well, it’s that self-perpetuating narrative that runs through ones mind as you see what you desire at a distance further than can be reached. This track has been strained and filtered through our collective struggles of the past few years and is ultimately a reflection of who we were before through the lense of who we are now.

Where did the inspiration for this song come from?

– Like all good draught ale, it was birthed lyrically in the pub, conversations between Barny and Croz that touched on past loves, art, death and well balanced aromas.

Is this a hint at more new music on the way?

– There will be music a-plenty in the coming months, another single on the way in rapid fashion, followed by the completed EP. All of which, is absolutely textbook Pylons, we are very excited for you to hear it.

Who produced this? Have you worked with them before? How was it working with them?

– Our drummer Joey produced this alongside our resident studio legend Michael Smith of RYP Recordings, they work together in perfect tandem and the records sound perfect because of it; fulled by Guinness. 

Do you think that lockdown had an impact on your songwriting? Have you managed to take anything away from being stuck indoors for a while?

– We have tried to stay away from the ever-present mentioning of lockdown, mainly because we think everyone is happy to leave that behind at this point, but the thing it gave us was time. Time and plenty of space to live in a bath of our own steaming emotions, crucial to pouring out a subjectively meaningful song.

Any plans for any live shows coming up?

– There are many moments to catch us reprobates in the flesh, but we’re sitting on a bunch of them and will announce them very soon! The main one you need to know about it that we’re playing Camden’s Underworld on Saturday 2nd April – tickets available on DICE! Once you come and see us there we’ll tell you where we’re playing next…

What is next for The Pylons? 

– The aforementioned EP will be along with the next bus, we hope, if not that bus, the bus afterwards. As well as this we are always working on the Pylons branded sustainable clothing line, more of this will be coming up on our Big Cartel store every month. 

Where can we find out more about you?

– You can find our posters up anywhere between the postbox adjacent to the duckpond at lower Hampstead Heath and the Saffron Walden spice museum. 

Oh, and all the other multi-modal social channels that you choose, but if that fails: www.pylonsband.com

Anything else you would like to tell us?

– There is actually, we’ve been ruminating over the idea for this last millennia, why on earth, would you call something a building, if it is in fact already built. Answers on a postcard if you please.

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