One Man Boycott are the South West pop punk rockers ready to take on the music world. Having had a slightly rocky start, with a band member departure shortly after touring the UK and Europe the band are as fired up as ever. But what inspires them and gets their creative minds going? The band took on our desert island discs challenge and let us in on their favourite albums.
Joe – State Champs – Around The World And Back
I think I could have a run at this album any time of day, the unrelenting bounce of these tracks never fails to put me in the mood. The songwriting and guitar work are amazing and such a needed step in our genre. It was my go to pre-show album on our last tour.
Joe – Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now
To be honest I could have picked this or ‘Taking Back Sunday’, they’re both equally masterful albums in my opinion, sheer scale of the songs on both still blow me away now. I chose Louder Now only for the memories it holds for me – the first time I toured, I went on tour in Europe with two close friends in a band called Severe Zerø, this was the stand out soundtrack to those weeks.
Tom – Closure In Moscow – First Temple
First album that showed me a small band could make an amazing album which is something I’ve always looked up to. Stunning guitar work across the board and sparkling production on the album. Really made me think about how albums are recorded and got me interested single handedly into production techniques and recording in general. I’d listen to it again and again and still enjoy it like the first time!
Lewis – Fightstar – Grand Unification
That’s a really hard question I usually say Fightstar’s Grand Unification. It brings back great memories for me and has all my favourite things about music! It’s got the heaviness, top class melodies throughout and the song writing expressed is really clever.
Mikey – Bombay Bicycle Club – I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Has to be Bombay Bicycle Club’s I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose because they were the same age as me when they released that album and it really was the soundtrack to growing up for me. It’s such a good album when you think how old they were when they put it out. It inspired me to want to make an album as good as them one day.