Exploring thought provoking aspects of faith as a central theme for the band's debut album 'Everything I've Learnt', the title is taken from the lyric "...everything I've learnt amounts to nothing". Although sounding literal, the record's name holds a more profound meaning regarding the band's growth.
Reminiscent of early British post-hardcore (Reuben, Idlewild, Biffy Clyro and Hundred Reasons) and the harmony-driven US rock of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, 'Everything I've Learnt' still manages to find its own place amongst these behemoths.
"We chewed up each other's ideas and collectively spit them out to sound like MTC. We wouldn't be a band if it wasn't for acts like SixStarHotel and Panama Kings,"drummer Jamie Neish points out. "Those bands meant a lot to us early on, they gave us the confidence to do our own thing."
During live performances, MTC provides an enthralling, uplifting and participatory experience for all, from the smallest of European club shows up to the bigger stages, where they've already supported the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Feeder, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Twin Atlantic.
"We love being in the studio and we love writing, but there's nothing better than watching an audience sing along to something we've created," says Platt. "We're just singing songs, trying to be honest and hoping to find common ground with the people listening."
MORE THAN CONQUERORS ARE:
Kris Platt (Vocals/guitar) | Danny Ball (Guitar/vocals) | Jamie Neish (drums/vocals) | Danny Morton (bass)
SUMMER LIVE DATES
27th July Blessington Lakes, Ire - Knockanstocken
3rd August Warrenpoint, NI - Tanglewood festival
3rd August Belfast - Limelight 2 (We Are Scientists)
SEPTEMBER LIVE DATES
11th Dublin - The Workman's Club (Jetplane Landing)
13th Derry - Glassworks (Jetplane Landing)
OCTOBER LIVE DATES
1st Glasgow - King Tuts
2nd Ayr - Basement Caf'
3rd Aberdeen - Drummonds Caf'
4th Inverness - Mad Hatters
5th Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
6th Dundee - 20 Rocks
7th Manchester - Retro
8th Liverpool - Korova
9th Leicester - The Font
10th Nottingham - JT Soars
12th Carmarthen - Parrot Music Bar
16th Brighton - The Hope
17th Bath - Moles
18th Kingston - The Fighting Cocks
19th Southampton - Joiners
24th Brugge - Druid's Cellar
25th Waregem - tbc
26th Izegem - De Tunne
The band have decided to reform in the wake of Prince’s sudden death last week.
Harrington is currently on London’s West End, in a modern-retting of Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale.
Who will play Pennywise?
What a revival it will be!
The two artists had collaborated together in the early 90s.