Five-piece South London band Margot stop by for a quick catch-up!
Hey guys! First of all, can you introduce yourselves?
We are Margot, a five-piece band based in Peckham, South London.
Who are your greatest influences when it comes to writing music?
How have you been finding the lockdowns in terms of your musical creativity?
Personally, extremely stifling. Found it very hard to create with the looming threat of mass extinction.
You’ve recently released your single ‘Falling In Between’. How did you find writing that?
I suppose it was slightly different to our usual approach in that it was based around this weird little, looping demo Rob made with our pal Hoffy. And consequently took shape via extensive demoing and at times obsessive reworks at band practice, all whilst trying to keep the essence of the original demo.
Tell us about the single! What’s it about?
Falling In Between Days is about loss and frustration and I suppose re-evaluating your place in the world. Where you fit into it. Living with disappointment. Living simultaneously with fear and desire. The desire to pursue your dreams or whatever but also living with self-doubt. This wrapped up with losing a constant in your life, someone you’ve maybe taken for granted, someone who’s taken a lot of emotional weight, someone to talk to, someone that gives you confidence. And also forced into isolation with all this. Having to face yourself I suppose.
It’s coming as a 7” alongside ‘Walk With Me’ – did you find the process behind each song differ or was it quite similar?
Walk With Me was very organic. The song feels more like the five of us playing together in a room and it came together smoothly in the studio. Whereas FIBD was far more methodical and at times challenging during the recording process. We haven’t figured out how to play it live yet!
If you had to summarise ‘Walk With Me’ in one word, what would it be?
If you had to pick one song to listen to for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
Mother and child reunion by Paul Simon because it captures the entire spectrum of human emotion in a song.
Which upcoming bands should we be listening to right now?
Blackaby, Dana Gavanski
What’s next for Margot?
A teen with a major love for all things music. I’m in an unhealthy relationship with my guitar which sometimes leads to me being the one on the stage… oh, and I love a good sing-a-long to anything, but The Wombats and Catfish and the Bottlemen will always have a special place in my heart.