The Edinburgh-based band Dangermule have released their debut EP, The Circus Is In Town. Available on CD, to download and stream via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon music platforms, the release has been via Infinite Hive, the band being a recent addition to the roster. The Fountain caught up with the guys about the new EP and their upcoming plans.
TF: You have a new EP out, what reception have you had thus far?
The reception has been great. It definitely translates well live and the feedback after gigs has all been really positive. We’re really chuffed with it and it was great to get signed by Mr John at Infinite Hive after he we supported another one of his bands at Leith Depot in December. We’re very excited to be working with him.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
It’s a quirky, raw take on post-punk rock with a smattering of cabaret, and holds a mirror up to class, society and pop-culture. (I could honestly give you a whole essay on each song!)
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?
Our influences are really broad and as a band we’re very diverse in our tastes! From a song-writing perspective we definitely draw heavily on Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Amanda Palmer but with a much more punk aesthetic, so you will hear elements of The Clash and The Jam in there too. I personally love any type of punk poetry and I tend to write songs which try to have lyrics which are rhythmically more complex.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, some more EP releases, an LP?
As for our future plans, we have an arsenal of songs to record and already have plans to complete a new EP by the end of the year and this one is going to be even better.