23/11/13 Preview #2: Poledo
As previously announced, Small Ideas are putting on a show with Tie Dye Tapes a week today. To whet your appetite for the show, we will be bringing you mini interviews with the bands playing in the run up to Saturday’s event. Next up: Poledo.
How did you guys get started?
I made loads of demos on my laptop, and then I got asked to play a few shows so I played with a laptop for a while. In the end I got my mates from another band I was in to play the songs. The start of a beautiful relationship.
What is your best memory of the band?
Last summer we helped to put on a gig in an abandoned swimming pool in Oxford. I can’t really believe we managed to pull it all off. Loads of our mates bands associated with Reeks of Effort played, like Beta Blocker and the Body Clock, Playlounge, King Of Cats, and Joanna Gruesome. Such a banger.
Any advice to anyone who wants to start a band?
Just do anything you want to do. Even though we work within the boundaries of what a ‘traditional band’ should be, I don’t necessarily think anyone needs to adhere to that. Get involved, and be enthusiastic, and be thoughtful.Just remember that golden rule, it’s all about fun!
What new bands would recommend?
Beta Blocker and the Body Clock, Jeff Wode, Trust Fund, Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Joey Fourr, Radstewart, Pinact, Birdskulls
Is there anything else you’ve been listening to a lot of lately?
Nai Harvest, Teenage Fanclub, Slowcoahces, Arcade Fire, Snowing, Melvins, All house DJs, Swearin’, Jawbreaker, Speedy Ortiz, Vampire Weekend
Check out Poledo on Bandcamp here.