Signals. are a female fronted math pop four-piece from the Isle of Wight//Southampton. Their Debut EP ‘Square Wheels’ was release in July 2012, which was followed up by ‘Facial Furniture‘ in August 2013.
Last year they released ‘Sleep Talk’ in June, which was followed up with an appearance on BBC introducing in the South and supported Area 11 on the southern dates of their November Tour.
They are currently writing a bunch of new tunes with the invaluable help of their good friends, tea and cereal. Expect lots of harmonies, shouty bits, pedal board antics, and time travel.
Ellie Price – Vocals & Piano
Mikey Webber – Guitar & vocals
Ryan Beauchamp – Drums
Alex Vanblaere – Bass & vocals
You can check out their latest single. ‘Sleep Talk’ here and there answers to the A-Z questions below.
A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:
We’ve all come from fairly different musical backgrounds, Ellie was a Beatles kid, Alex was an Indie kid, Ryan was a Motown kid and we aren’t really sure about Mikey… More recently an album that we all rave about is From Indian Lakes’ ‘Absent Sounds’ album, it’s a regular listen on journeys to and from gigs around the country and its one that sparks ideas for all of us!
Best Rider You have Ever Had:
The Bestival Main Stage rider was insane… ALL THE THINGS.
Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:
Bestival Main Stage.
Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:
You’ve got a chip on your shoulder… #McCain’s
Easiest Song You Wrote:
Square Wheels… It’s all in 4/4
Favourite Song In Your Set:
Dusk – we turn into a pop punk band and beat the F down at the end.
Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On Your Record:
Hardest Thing About Being In A Band:
Being in a band isn’t the hard part, it’s the time management of life that you have to fit around it! Being in a band is the fun bit, that’s why we do it. Writing songs you’re happy with isn’t easy though…
Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:
We all drink tea, but Ryan is also quite partial to coffee.
Jokes You Have In The Band:
Alex… Love you Alex. <3
Key To Writing a Song:
Like a good wine, it needs time. And rhyme.
Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:
We did a tour in Amsterdam with uni, but other than that we went from Bideford (west Devon) to central London for a show once… That was a long one.
Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced:
It’s impossible to choose the most inspiring but certainly most of the musicians on the Isle of Wight would be contenders! There’s an incredible network of musicians on the Island, all of which are incredibly humble and welcoming to the scene not to mention unbelievable players and songwriters.
New Band You’d Recommend:
Press to Meco – 100% worth a listen. Every time.
Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:
Everything Everything please.
Place You’d Most Like To Tour:
Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:
Cod are not very good swimmers so they are easily overtaken by trawlers and nets.
Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:
‘Facial Furniture’ is a lyric from Dusk which we really liked the imagery of and thought it would work well for artwork.
See Us Live At:
The Garage – LONDON (Saturday 24th October)
The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree:
Impossible to say! It’s changed so much since it started it would be like comparing hedgehogs and golf. All we know is that we love music from way back when and we love music now.
We’ve been working on a potential selection of tea’s but we’re still in the taste tasting phase of the operation at the moment.
Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:
If we could do the Nautiq remix of dusk live… That would be fun.
What Do Your Fans Mean To You:
CLICHÉ TIME… Without the people who are into our music, that by the merch and come to the show, we really couldn’t carry on being a band. They help us out in so many ways its unreal, they helped us fund our last single and tour, they’ve given us food and places to stay and they’ve helped us hype our new releases. No band can get anywhere with out the people that support them. LOVE YOU GUYS!
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries:
This one time, at band camp… Mikey either broke or fractured his finger play fighting with Ryan. Never got it checked out because of the last question.
You’re late for a show, who’s fault is it:
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band:
Aardvark because we’re well‘ard.