Patrons are the alt rockers from Plymouth that should be on your radar. They’ve been making themselves known across the music scene and have gained a very positive critical response and a whole host of fans along the way. So what are the bands all time favourite albums? We asked them to take on our desert island discs challenge.
Mark (guitar) John Frusciante- “Curtains”
This is a record that I can listen to time and time again. If I was stranded on a desert island, I’d need something mellow to see me through and this record ticks all the boxes. It was recorded on his living room floor, and it feels as though you could be part of the furniture listening back; warm, analogue sounds. For me it’s quite a soulful record; beautiful harmonies and wonderful song craft. It blows my mind that this was the last release of a run of 6 albums in 6 months!
Danny (lead vocals/ guitar) The Mars Volta – “Deloused in the Comatorium”
This album is, in my opinion, one of the best of all time. I have been listening to it for well over a decade and I still am hearing things that I didn’t notice before. I will never get bored of listening to this record. It is a masterpiece.
James (drums) The Ghost of a Thousand – New Hopes, New Demonstrations
This would be my desert island record! From start to finish, it’s packed with incredibly energetic songs, serious grooves and some huge riffs throughout. It’s one that would certainly keep me motivated whilst building my raft to get the hell off that island, Cast Away style!
Olly (bass) Reuben – Racecar is Racecar Backwards
I’ve heard that Jamie Lenman has said he’d change a lot on this record, but for me it’s perfect. It came in a time in my life where my music taste was expanding, Reuben came at a time where I wanted more. This record is so varied and I think if I was on a desert island I could listen to different tracks depending on what the mood was, or the weather. Its great. So many beautiful stand out lyrics and songs on it.
Joint (whole band) Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing
This record is a special one for us. It’s a record we all love, every track is phenomenal and as a whole it’s perfect. If we’re in the van on the way to a show and any track from this record comes on we all just belt it out at the top of our lungs. If we had this on a desert island we’d all be singing the songs so loud we’d probably get found by passing boats. “We found you guys because we could hear a chorus of men shouting “shake it out”…”