We are a Glasgow based band, with international origins. There are four members. We are an indie band, that writes all our own material. We dont do any covers at all. We like to be original and slightly
different. We got together in April 2006 in a Glasgow studio. We instantly hit it off. The music flowed,
and friendships grew.
‘Vocalist Andrew Paterson’s lyrics combine gritty and witty, painful and playful, while Miguel Navarro’s
guitar playing is as gorgeously sublime as anything you’re likely to hear. Like Belle and Sebastian?
Like The Smiths? You’ll love The Felt Tips.
SoundsXP: So I take it that you've got a fetish for colouring-in books? That's why you're called The Felt
Tips, right? I love colouring-in books personally. I never go over the subject's outline.
The Felt Tips: Yes we love colouring in, but not as much as Ozzy Osborne. Glad you take care and time with your own felt tipping. It's when people ask us about the name that we remember just how twee it is. I
think we picked it primarily because it's fun and we didn't want anything too serious sounding. Anyway
we like being felt tips now.
SoundsXP: Are you originially from Glasgow or are you based there?
Andrew: No, Miguel is from Almeria in Spain and Neil and myself are from Aberdeen. We formed in Glasgow.
SoundsXP: What/who does influence you?
Andrew: The obvious ones are Belle and Sebastian and The Smiths. We also feel influenced by Pulp, Gorkys
Zygotic Mynci, Hefner.
SoundsXP: What will bring colour to the lives of The Felt Tips?
The Felt Tips: Don’t worry about us. Everything’s quite fine with us at the moment. Although we are rather
partial to pretty rainbows!
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