Poster Paints are Simon Liddell (Olympic Swimmers, Frightened Rabbit) and Carla J Easton who have changed their way of working and embraced the “new normal” to make art. Their debut single Number 1 is a summer anthem, out in time for Record Store Day. Simon from the band spoke with The Fountain about how they formed and what more we can expect from the band.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from Number 1?
It’s scuzzy with lots of reverb and it’s accidentally summery.
TF: How did Poster Paints come to be, as well as the inspiration for the name?
We met a couple of years ago and I had (pre lockdown) started playing guitar for Carla’s solo project. I asked Carla to sing on a track I had written for a short film, and then during lockdown we began writing more together (albeit remotely). We were lucky to get some funding from Creative Scotland which let us record a whole album, and get some proper musicians onboard to help.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
It’s not a good time to make plans for the future! But we’ll hopefully be releasing the album, and it would certainly be nice to play some gigs together before we reach retirement age.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Always the Barras!
Number 1 is out on 12th June, via Olive Grove Records