1 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
We are all influenced by so many different bands and genres of music both now and growing up but it cumulatively moulded the style of music that we have. Like Tezz grew up listening to a lot of Michael Jackson and 80s/90s dance as a kid whilst Tel grew up listening to Dire Straits and Bon Jovi. It’s the influence provided by our parents, Matty’s mum is a huge inspiration to him as she always pushed him creatively to do what he loved, when he was listening to bands growing up, when we all starting to make our own musical discoveries we fell in love with bands like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, ffaf. Those are the bands that really inspired us when we all first began playing music.
2 – How long have you been playing/writing?
We’ve all been playing music for quite some time. Tel probably started the earliest, when he was a young child his parents took him to morotbike rally’s all over the country and abroad where he had his first experience watching bands perform live, soon after his parents bought him a drum kit and he has never looked back! Tel, Coop, and Tezz became friends and began writing together in 2009 in their first band, but as they started to become more musicially mature, Pavilions was formed in 2011 with the debut following that Summer. Its so strange remembering how long ago the EP and Science & Gods was released to having our own debut album. It’s a surreal feeling.
3 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We try to play live as much as we can, nothing can really compare to the atmosphere of a live show and having people sing back to you the words that you have wrote. Our next show is going to be on 1st August at Liverpool o2 Academy supporting the Blackout. It’s probably our favourite hometown venue to play, the sound in there is always incredible. We have a few more shows in the pipeline including a headline show in Alma Rock in Bolton on 12th Sep, Medrock festival in Manchester at Sound Control on the 14th Sep, and plenty more to be announced via our Facebook page including shows with Violet and our album launch headline show.
4 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
The one moment that stands out for us all is when we supported one of our most inspiring idols Jonny Craig. After we finished our set he came up to us and congratulated Tezz on such an amazing voice and asked him to join him on stage during his set to do an acapella version of Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River. We all stood in awe as Tezz’s dream came true, it was all followed by baked bean tequila shots with Jonny and Matt Arsenault from A Loss For Words, definitely a night none of us will forget!
5 – Where is the best place to find you online?