It’s an easy life; although it’s filled with ups and downs, we all have much to be grateful for. Me, for instance? I’m thankful for Croydon trio, PRESS TO MECO. What a time to be thankful too, with a brand new track and an upcoming tour, it’s a great time to start listening to your new favourite band.
Following the critical acclaim of their sophomore album, Here’s to the Fatigue, the band have started writing their third full-length studio feature, with an upcoming tour in October to boot. This stage of their career was kicked off with a launch show at Gibson Brands Studio, which sold out in less then 20 minutes; the promise of free beer and a great band seemed to be appealing.
Their upcoming tour kicks off on October 2nd (hey! That’s today!) with the first show at the Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent. You can find the full list of dates and venues below, as well as links to grab the tickets.
We were lucky enough to have a quick chat with Press to Meco about their upcoming plans…
Congratulations on dropping Easy Life – it’s a banger and is going down a treat. How does it feel seeing such a positive reaction to the fruits of your labour?
Thanks a lot! Yeah, it feels really great, it’s been a while since we’ve actually dropped something new. Normally I get a bunch of anxiety leading up to a release, but this is one of the first times I’ve just been like ‘YES I can’t wait to get this out!’. I think we all felt we had something strong to put out, it’s just awesome when a lot of other people think so too haha!
Thematically, what are the ideologies behind your craft – would you say that you have a story to tell?
Lewis writes all the lyrics for our band and I feel like he’s really come into his own as a lyricist over the last few years. We’ve never been pushing a particular agenda in this band, and when he writes it’s usually from a very ‘human’ place. We’re not trying to tell stories. A lot of premises for the songs are based around certain behaviours or traits, we as people display or get stuck in. That’s particularly present in ‘Easy Life’.
What fuels, influences and inspires your creative process?
For me personally the best fuel for a creative process is actually just getting ‘stuck in’ haha. Both Lewis and myself are finding out more and more, that when we properly plan and block out a bunch of time, JUST to write, we become super productive. I’ve always been an ADHD kid so I just get distracted by everything and anything else otherwise haha.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Honestly (no pun intended) right now I’d say ‘Easy Life’, I think it has a lot of we do in one song and it’s a good indication of where the band’s heading.
In brief, what can we expect to see on your upcoming UK tour?
A song we haven’t played for a long time, a new song and a couple of songs we’ve NEVER played before.
Other than the tour (as if that isn’t already enough…), is there anything else in the Press To MECO pipeline?
Oh, we’ll just be continuing the descent into madness from being in a band 🙂
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