The Paddingtons play Cambridge Junction on October 4th
Hull teen punks The Paddingtons release debut album of genius pop songs, 'FIRST COMES FIRST' (Poptones/ Mercury) on October 24th, New Single 'SORRY' released October 11th.
"Skinny kids with a silent-hooligan pose. Lead
singer Tom Paddington is hypodermic-thin, hair over his face, and a
nasty sneer. It starts to feel claustrophobic, then the drummer shouts
'1234' and the club explodes..... A 1000mph riot of maxed out, sugar-coated
electricity" - NME
THE PADDINGTONS release their debut album of genius pop songs 'FIRST COMES FIRST' on 24th October through Poptones/ Mercury.
'FIRST COMES FIRST' was recorded and produced by the infamous Owen Morris (Oasis, Ash, New Order, The Verve) in 2 weeks at a studio near Hastings, appropriately as there were regular battles between band and producer , and between the band themselves. Pumped-up and euphoric after a days work they'd usually jump off the studio roof.
'FIRST COMES FIRST' is packed with great songs - every track is a winner. From the full-throttle punk of 'Some Old Girl' , 'Worse For Wear', 'Tommy's Disease' and 'Loser' (regularly dedicated live to Liam Gallagher) through to the upbeat skank of 'Alright In The Morning' and the fizz-pop of forthcoming single 'Sorry'. Previous singles '21', ' Panic Attack' and '50 To A £' (the last two Top 30 hits) are included too. Also worth checking out are the title track 'First Comes First' and 'Stop Breathing'.
Armed with all this info, Rosey embarked on an e-mail
interview with Josh Paddington before their visit to Cambridge Junction
on October 4th.
We formed through mutual friends. Marv and Lloyd met at college, Tom met Lloyd through going out in Hull, me and Tom have known each other since we were nippers and Grant is Lloyd's brother, and they have been playing together since they were kids.
A full on sweaty punk extravaganza, lot of poptastic punk dancing,
come and get trolleyed with us!
Nothing much really, we are quite laid back bunch on
the whole, there have been certain incidents that have panicked us,
the first one that comes to mind is when we realised Marv wouldn't be
able to play the guitar for three months after he had an accident and
cut his hand up. This happened a couple of weeks ago, so we had to find
a stand in guitarist for a gig we had in Paris two days later. Thankfully
a good friend of ours Stuee Le Page has been able to stand in and will
be with us for the album tour. We tend to leave the majority of the
panicking to our managers!
Who are the 4 best bands in Hull?
We have just kind of fallen into this whole fashion thing. Hedi has been really into the British music scene and he has been taking photos of us for months. We played his birthday party in Paris a few months ago and we all had a wicked night, he likes our music and he makes some cool clothes. He is a good guy to hang out with and he is real enthusiastic about what we do.
Punk or Indie? Discuss.
You know, I don't know, we have ties to both. We have all grown up listening to punk and indie, and they have influenced us in different ways. But fuck it, lets say punk!
No, can't say I have, but I will certainly look out for it. There are
only so many chords and so many ways in which you can play them. Anyone
who says any different is full of shit.
We feel we already have crept out of his shadow, he has done a lot
for us and we are really grateful for his help, but at the end of the
day, we are our own band and are gonna to do our own thing.
It depends what your after. If you want to go up two leagues in two
seasons, then Taylor's the man for you, if you want a tip-top guy who
writes some cracking tunes, then Doherty is a safe bet.
First Comes First is reviewed here
Go 50 for a pound about this interview on our message board here
Thanks to Tones at Triad for setting this up, chasing it up and for the intro!
Visit The Paddingtons here