30 seconds interview: AGP

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Andrew Gordon Parry is the musical mastermind behind Liverpool dream-pop outfit AGP.

From solo electronic meanderings in his bedroom to gathering together a full-blown band, Andrew’s sonic acrobatics swing from Tame Impala to Atlas Sound.

Hooking up with Daniel Martindale (Danye), Alastair Dunn (AJHD) and Michael Paul Metcalfe (Dead Hedge Trio) in late 2016, they began transmitting hazy sonic distortions and perfect soundchip melodies together earlier this year.

Their first release was the woozy double A-side Hollywood / Motionsickness for War Room Records, which saw the quartet draw the dots between ambient soundscapes and shimmering shoegaze.

Having already shared the stage with The Orb, Deptford Goth, James Holden and Julia Holter, we spend 30 seconds with the band to learn where they’re headed…

We first started writing music because…
I’d always loved singing and performing since I was very young, so did a lot of drama from quite a young age (I was an utter nightmare). I guess it felt a more honest way of performing than acting.

We have been making music since…
I’ve been making music the past 10 years, and releasing music under AGP for the past couple of years now.

But the band’s current format with Daniel Martindale (Danye), Alastair Dunn (AJHD) and Michael Paul Metcalfe (Dead Hedge Trio) started rehearsing together the end of 2016.

Our music is…
Kinda like dream pop. It’s heavily influenced by shoegaze and has lots of psychedelic elements.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
War On Drugs//Unknown Mortal Orchestra//Supertramp//Electric Light Orchestra.

Our favourite venue is…
The Kazimier, which is sadly now gone, so I’d say the Invisible Wind Factory, which we played recently.

Music is important because…
It’s so easy to relate to, and translates well, it’s universal.

Our dream collaboration would be…
For myself, it would be Childish Gambino.

To try us out, listen to our track…
Hollywood.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
That’s a hard question coz it’s hard to imagine… Once I had a job making stickers that was pretty relaxing. I could do that again. Something creative.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Still playing, with a few record released by then, with tours under our belt and helping produce other artists. That’s always been the aim.

AGP play The Coral’s Skeleton Coast Festival in Hoylake on 5 August.

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