Continuing on with our series of ‘Let’s Take Five‘ interviews in the run up to Icebreaker Festival 2018, we caught up with Veludo Planes, a Portsmouth based rock band. The band are set to release their debut EP soon, so we though this was the perfect time to speak with the band. We spoke to Veludo Planes about their forthcoming debut EP, playing birthday parties and the future!
Featured photo taken by Elliot McRae.
Hi there! Firstly, so that our readers can know a bit more about you, please introduce Veludo Planes:
Hey, so we are Veludo Planes, a Portsmouth based band. Genre wise, we aren’t great at knowing what to call own genre of music – we just write the sort of music we enjoy playing. However if you get some 90s guitar sounds, and stick it in a blender with a good measure of noughties indie, you’re on the right track.
You guys have your debut EP coming out soon. What can people who are going to listen to it expect?
The EP has been a real project for us across the last year, and we have put huge amounts of effort into it. It’s going to be a lot heavier than what people are perhaps used to from us. As we have got older, our sound has got darker, with more grunge and psych influences. SO expect big choruses, but the jangly indie guitars riding just below our chins have long gone.
You’ve supported some rather great bands including Blossoms, Circa Waves, Spring King and more, but if you could tour alongside absolutely anyone that you haven’t already, who would it be and why?
Thanks, those shows were awesome, and we will hopefully build on that this year! If we are talking anyone it would have to be Supergrass. When we stared they were a huge influence for us musically, so to support them would have been incredible.
You’re just about to get back into gigging after a brief break from the live side of things. But thinking about past gigs, do you have any strange/weird gig experiences to share?
We once agreed to play someone’s birthday party (our only such booking). Mike dislocated his knee, and Chris passed out drunk in a tent and vomited behind the stage. We were 17 at the time so we have learnt not to drink before gigs, and that Mike has knees like a pensioner.
Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming gigs and what have you got planned for 2018?
After Icebreaker Fest we are going to take another brief spell off sorting out release details for the EP as well as writing some new tracks. Then we are going to gig like crazy. We have had the same-ish set for the last 2 years and shaking it up is the key to keeping the momentum going in our world.
We’d like to thank Veludo Planes very much for their time! You can catch them live at Icebreaker Festival this weekend on Saturday 3rd February at the Edge of the Edge at 21:15!