Exposure: Dead Boy Robotics

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Exposure: Dead Boy Robotics

Edinburgh based duo Dead Boy Robotics used to be, by their own admission, pretty terrible. They haven’t even released an EP yet, but have been selected to play the T Break Stage at T In The Park. Multi instrumentalist Gregor McMillian explains how the band have gone from making noise, to making songs

Tell us how DBR came into being DBR came into being as a vehicle for late-night noise experimentation. We had the sole interest of making guitars sound like Gameboys, putting broken synths through delay pedals and tinkering with Casio keyboards. We wrote some songs, made a myspace page and somehow managed to get gigs. Those early gigs were pretty terrible, we didn’t really know what we were doing. I think we just wanted to make as much noise as possible and shut people up.

How would you describe your sound? We take the band more seriously now. Our sound has evolved: gone are the under-two-minute-what-the-fuck?-aural-assault type songs, for a more spacey delayed feel. We still scream our tits off though.

You beat 1400 other hopeful bands to play on the T Break stage this year. How did you feel when you got the news? It came as quite a shock actually. We had totally forgotten we’d submitted an application. We hadn’t heard anything so just assumed we hadn’t gotten through. It will be our biggest show yet. Hopefully we’ll turn a few heads. Maybe get some heads nodding too.

Dead Boy Robotics play the T Break Stage, T in the Park, Fri 10 Jul.

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