It’s always interesting to find out what/who inspires the sound of our favourite bands, so you can thank us later.
Hailing from Blackpool/Leeds, Montagu, are quite the appealing band. Incorporating influences as diverse and classic as they come, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get to know them a bit more and find out exactly what these influences are and how they make their impact.
With your latest album, would you say there have been any huge influences from other artists on it?
Muse and Royal Blood are a massive influence on us as a band. You’ll hear that in a few of the tracks on the album, namely ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and ‘Warriors’. It’s a bit of a mixed bag this album though, we like to experiment and try and do different things.
Were there any bands that you were into growing up which have swayed how you are as a band?
Jimi Hendrix was a big influence on the guitarist, which slightly swayed our earlier stuff. Ben, was also a big Queen fan when he was younger and his guitar work is definitely influenced by older bands such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. In this album, you can see the influences range from Royal Blood, Muse and Mastodon to
Have you got any dream collaborations in your mind at the moment?
Probably something like the London Symphony Orchestra. We’ve played about with adding orchestral music into our songs on various tracks on the album and would love to do something along those lines. To really get the full experience of the music we’ve created we’d love to add in horn and string sections to our live performances.
If you could play alongside one artist, who would it be?
We’d love to share a stage with the likes of the Queens of the Stone Age. …Like Clockwork was absolutely brilliant and the new stuff they’re coming out with is sounding really exciting. I think we’ve got a similar sound to them and it would be great to hang out with them.
Do you have a motto as a band?
We don’t really have a motto but we’d probably go with something like, work hard, play hard.
Check out the band’s influences playlist below, you’re in for just over half an hour of absolute TUNES.