Made of Eyes Talk Music, Formation, and the Plans Ahead!

Alternative pop rock band MADE OF EYES has memorable melodies with even catchier sound waves, that their style will be one you won't forget about. The band got together to talk about themselves and the music they are so excited about creating.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

It started to take its shape around April-time (last year) writing music together since then. At first—it was something that we would do for fun but then just developed naturally into something more. JR and Jason (Lead Singers/Guitarists) started the project out and then during this period met Liam (Bassist/Synth). Taking a year out to brand the project, and really focus on doing something original, we brought an amazing new dynamic in terms of the electronic aspect.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I think (like all band names) there’s such a worry in getting that perfect one. loads of different ones are tried out to see what sticks. To be honest… it was only until the name was tried out—it ended up having more of a meaning for us, (hearing from others) about how it gives off an emotional feel towards things. Like in a relationship for example, or as an individual—being that person in life that worries about anything and everything (having that worry of the world watching & waiting for you to make a mistake) just humanized so much for us, it actually inspired us to write our songs in a certain way about our own personal worries—in the hopes that it helps a person out in their situation.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?
Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are a project from Glasgow, Scotland and hugely proud of this countries music scene. It is such a great thing to be a part of with such variety. I mean lets talk about the heavy hitters for a sec… Lewis Capaldi, Saint Phnx, Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro & Paolo Nutini to name a few. And then having an immense list of future artist (growing each day with us) with such an inviting sense of community to helping each other move forward. Artist such as: 100 Fables, Scott C. Park, Bad Mannequins & Landslides. Also, our current producer Bruce Rintoul is one of the many producers in Scotland that helps push this scene across in a big way, having worked with the likes of Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, Vukovi and The Nickajack Men.

4. How would you describe your style?

The songs exist within a stylized sense of escapism with with memorable melodies, dream-like chords and sampled sounds & drumbeats.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your

We made our debut in 2019 on the 8th April—delivering multiple releases consistently throughout the year. Nowadays we’re all more inspired by electronic music mixed in with our alternative/rock roots. This has really helped us define our sound.” with Room To Breathe, Misery and White lights released so far.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

After receiving airplay from the BBC, Grabbing the attention of Jim Gellatly (featuring in ‘The Scottish Sun’) catching the attention of independent bloggers and appearing on popular playlists across major platforms. We aim to start our year with the most compelling piece of work made so far ‘Honesty’ which we will be releasing April 24th.

April 2019 was great for us so it’s only right that we release Honesty in April 2020. Easily being our best written work so far. A relationship has its struggle—it's never a perfect thing, think that's what this track shows. Not being forthright and judging each other for actions even though what we're doing is just as bad. there's such a vulnerability to that and the hardest thing in anything is showing that to the people around you.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Sadly due to Covid-19 we don’t have shows planned, all we’re looking to encourage at the moment, is that people stay at home as best they can and we’ll have things lined up in no time when things are better.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We currently have more songs than we know what to do with, releasing Honesty and also another single (that we can’t go too much into at the moment) is our main objective. We are also going back into the studio in a few months time to record two more songs, we hope to get our first two music videos for these new tracks and look back to our current demos for a possible (Part 1 & 2) EP.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

(Currently working on merchandise) but you can find our music on all current music outlets: Spotify, Apple, Amazon music, Google Play Music. Also with some additional things to come through our YouTube channel and Soundcloud etc.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time

We’ve got this consensus which is “If something can at least be said through music, it deserves to be speaking volumes for the one listening”. With the level of uncertainty and divisiveness out there—we want to raise awareness where we can, aiming to highlight issues, affecting many people and ourselves. Having this sudden need to write about scenarios that can tell our own struggles as individuals and hoping it helps tell a story for people in their own lives.

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