BINES are a four piece rock n roll band from Leyland, Lancashire made up by Danny Bowles (Vocals/Rhythm guitar), Matt Brodwick (Lead guitar/Backing vocals), Jimmy Beer (Bass guitar) and Pete Beer (Drums). An exciting new band born out of the dissatisfaction and non-existence of decent guitar music.

The lads were kind enough to answer some questions, here’s what he had to say.

Who inspired you to want to join a band?

Danny – “My Main influence was Oasis. My dad had the ‘What’s the Story Morning Glory’ album and he used to play it 24/7 in the car. This was the first band I had ever heard and when we used to have long trips down to Cardiff to visit my Dads family, this used to play on repeat all the way. It’s the soundtrack to my youth”

Matt – “I remember being round a mate’s house and he had an old electric in the corner. I just thought it would be mint to be able to just pick it up and play it, just to show off really. I joined my first band by chance when another mate (who was already in a band) asked if I’d go down and practice with them as their guitarist had just left. I went to practice and ended up being in that band for 5 years. That band finished and as soon as it was over I was looking for something else, you just get that bug!”

Jimmy – “Radiohead inspired me through their broader genres of music. They cover everything and their creativity is simply unique”

You’ve released your debut EP ‘The Mill’ can you tell us a bit more about it?

Danny – “We called it ‘The Mill’ because that’s the name of the rehearsal space we use in Preston, and it’s where the songs on the EP came to life. It was recorded at MJM Studios by producer Mark Jones. I feel it is a really good mix of old school Rock & Roll and more modern alternative music. You can hear clear influences such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans and Arctic Monkeys, but I still think I feel we stamp out our own style on the record. I think it is easy to listen to and flows really well. The songs on there are written about what’s going on around us, so they are easy to relate to”

Describe your music in 3 words?

Danny – “Honest, positive & GUITARS!”

Matt – “Loud, catchy, melodic”

Jimmy – “Dynamic banging feelings”

Pete – “Rock and Roll”

What has been your best gig you have played so far?

Danny – “I think our first gig in our hometown is the highlight for me so far. Growing up in a small town like Leyland, you kind of know everyone. So it was an amazing feeling to look out into the crowd and see faces you’ve grown up with singing along to your music. The atmosphere was chaos and it’s a night the band will never forget”

Matt – “Out first gig at Night and Day Café in Manchester. Will never forget the noise coming from the crowd”

What is the music scene like where you’re from?

Danny – “Non-existent! There isn’t a music scene locally. We share a rehearsal space with a band called Toca Bonito who are good, and another local band called Sugarstone who are doing really well, but after that there isn’t anything else”

Matt – “There’s a lot of pub bands who only play their local, there’s no one really I’m aware of pushing for more. They’re mostly just covers bands who know they’re not going anywhere. We’ve got The Ferret in Preston and 53 Degrees over the road that put on decent bands and are good venues. There seems to be a lot more little venues popping up around town so I’m hoping it’s a sign of things to come”

Do you have any funny/interesting gig stories?

Danny – “Not exactly funny, but after we played Zanzibar in Liverpool some prick decided to punch through one of Baj’s(Pete’s) drum skins whilst we were packing up the mini bus to go home. Safe to say he had half of Leyland chasing him and his mates round Liverpool for the next thirty mins so I doubt he would do that again”

What are your plans for the rest of 2018?

Danny – “Keep on moving forward. The response we’ve had from our first EP has been better than we could have ever imagined. We are getting loads of interest for gigs all over the North West now, so we want to keep riding the wave. We plan to release a single in August time and back this up with a homecoming show in Leyland to promote the single. Then late 2018 we want to follow up ‘The Mill’ with another EP”

Finally if you could collaborate with any artist who would it be and why?

Danny – “It’s got to be Noel and Liam for me. They are my idols and I’d like to think that our music suits Noels guitar style and Liam’s Voice”

Jimmy – “Stone Roses, Pearl Jam and Radiohead”

By Siân Parker