Their music always impresses, and not one answer in this interview failed to give us a laugh. Bristol’s Marmalade Sky are blending classic elements of rock with their own, distinct groove. So to catch up with these talents, AMBY spoke with Marmalade Sky about music videos, record holding and their music being “the dogs bollocks”!
AMBY: Who are Marmalade Sky?
Marmalade Sky: We are a 5 piece rock and roll outfit, whose tunes are about everyday life and our live shows are renowned for the energy and excitement generated on stage with the band and off stage with the fans.
AMBY: How would you describe Marmalade Sky’s sound in three words?
Marmalade Sky: The dogs bollocks!
AMBY: What’s the story behind the band’s name?
Marmalade Sky: Not an interesting one to be honest, it came from a documentary bout mars and its apparent marmalade like sky’s, so we thought that would be a good name for a 60s type band as we was doing a lot of early Kinks/ who stuff at the time when we first got together. But for the coolest answer we will say we robbed it from The Beatles!
AMBY: Who inspires you as musicians?
Marmalade Sky: Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Stone Roses, Kasabian, AC/DC, pretty much any band that rocks hard!
AMBY: What’s your favourite Marmalade Sky track and why?
Marmalade Sky: Hard to say cause we love all our tunes but the ones that really stand out are work till I die and go crazy, as they really show the bands talent off and they are good to play live, as they get the crowd buzzing.
AMBY: We really dig the video for Work Til’ I Die. How did the concept for it come about?
Marmalade Sky: Well the video is a second attempt, we didn’t go much on the first video we shot for it which was based around the band playing in a warehouse, so we come up with a different idea when gigging in Southampton. Because the song is about the horrible truth of life where your born, you work then die, we came up with the idea of shooting a video where we visit all the major scenes in your life, from going to school, going to work and eventually ending up in a box, and the story of the boy and girl is to show that you can break away from the horrible things in life and you’re not meant to get stuck in the same boring routines!
AMBY: Who do you wish would just go away?
Marmalade Sky: Pretty much everything in the charts, as its ruled by wanna be musicians who get by on appearance and not talent, if any one should be famous it should be the people behind all these so called good performers who are writing the songs for them!
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
Marmalade Sky: The Who’s Qaudrophenia, Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, Arctic Monkeys’ Brianstorm.
AMBY: What is the best song of 2012?
Marmalade Sky: Black Keys’ Lonely Boy.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Marmalade Sky that nobody knows yet?
Marmalade Sky: One of us used to be a world record holder weight lifter!
Thank you Marmalade Sky, for giving us your answers!