Birmingham duo Mass House formed by lifelong best friends Dylan Williams and Tom Minchin, Mass House combine plastic synths and eerie beats on an exploration through Birmingham’s Brutalist heritage and diverse collection of personalities to create something truly unique.
How did you first meet?
“Scrapping over a football in the school playground”.
Growing up who were your musical influences?
“Growing up there was a range of influences, people like Massive Attack and the Gorilaz seem to of always been there for us and still influence us today”.
What made you want to be in a band?
“Most likely boredom at first but it becomes a social thing and once you get into it it’s hard to stop”.
What has been your best gig?
“It would be difficult to pick a favourite gig. We really enjoyed our shows supporting HMLTD and PATAWAWA in Birmingham but we never really come out of a show feeling as though it hasnt been great”.
Can you tell us a bit about your music?
“Overall our music is bedroom produced indie electronic. We try to incorporate influences from all over and it tends to work out nicely. Our next release “Birmingham” comes out 15th May. Its about the relationship we have with where we grew up and the complexities of your personality being sewn deep within the fabrics of the city”.
Describe your music in three words.
“Pretty flipping sick”.
What makes your band stand out from others?
“We face each other on stage… that’s right…pretty wild”.
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
“We’re keen to keep writing and releasing music and we are looking to start putting on club nights involving other artists in the music community”.
If your band had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
“Just being sound chaps”.
Any gig’s coming up?
“Everything we had booked has been cancelled because some bell end ate a bat apparently… Will defitinely be very busy once we’re allowed to be though”.
By Siân Parker