Post-Grad ambient electronic trio, Laminate Pet Animal, talk to us about how they're gearing up for this year's Sound City Festival in Liverpool....
How does it feel to be chosen for Sound City?
It feels awesome! We are very honoured to be chosen to play. Being at LCoM is the reason Laminate Pet Animal exists, so it will be a pleasure to represent the College at Sound City.
How do you think Sound City will differ from other shows that you have done?
Since Charlotte joined, Sound City will be our first gig outside of Leeds, so that is pretty special! It’s mad to be on the same bill as some of our favourites such as The Japanese House, Metronomy and Fickle Friends. Sound City will also be our first festival as a trio and we will be playing an entirely new live set, so we are excited to see how it goes down. People always say our music sounds like “festival music”…let’s see if it is!
How and why did you get into music, and why is it so important to you?
Whoa that’s a big question! We won’t bore you with our individual music fairy tales, but right now we are focusing on writing music that it deeply personal to us. We often use exotic samples to create soundscapes that are easy to get lost in, so when we’re writing or performing our music, it’s emotionally draining yet therapeutic at the same time.
What can we expect from your live show at Sound City?
A seamless wash of ambience, that drifts between atmospheric dance music and emotional electronica. Or something like that.
Any other bands you’re keen to see, and why?
Being on The Cavern Stage, we’ll be surrounded by loads of emerging talent - so we’ll have to catch as many of those as possible. We will obviously be watching the rest of the LCoM bands! We’ve already touched on who we can’t believe we’re sharing the bill with but we’d really like to see Fickle Friends as we’ve never seen them before and their new music is awesome.
What are you looking forward to most about your performance?
Sharing our music with some new people, and playing in a new city!
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