Band Of The Week // DANCING ON TABLES
The latest single from Dancing On Tables will make you want to dance on a table along to its rhythmic grooves and infectious riffs.
Dunfermline indie-pop act Dancing On Tables have released their latest single Stereo, and it checks all the boxes of a great indie-pop anthem.
With pounding beats and a swaying chorus, the guitar-driven melodies take over you and you’ll subconsciously find yourself tapping along. An electrifying bridge will almost send you into an overdrive of ecstasy, and the vocals possess a mellifluous quality which you can’t get enough of. With catchy teases of “Come on, it’s on!”, it’s a playful track that showcases the youthful side of the band.
Considering the title of the single is Stereo, we got in touch with vocalist Robbie McSkimming to ask a few questions centred around the theme of ‘stereo’.
What do you wish you could hear more of on the stereo?
Last year I would have said more emerging talent, but between Jack Saunders’ and Huw Stephens’ shows on Radio 1, I think emerging artists are getting a much bigger platform to reach new audiences.
If you could only pick 5 songs to play on the stereo, what songs would you pick?
Today, I would pick:
‘Midnight in Tokyo’ – Mini Mansions
‘Nightmares’ – Easy Life
‘Making Waves’ – Fatherson
‘The Look’ – Metronomy
‘You Only Live Once’ – Isaac Gracie
What songs on the stereo influenced you the most when you just started out?
Bands like Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club + The Libertines were at their peak when I first started writing music, so I took a lot of early influence from them. Since then, we try to listen to varied styles of music to try and take influence from as much as we can.
What were your lyrical inspirations when writing Stereo?
The lyrics were written in an hour in a hotel in Nashville on our producer’s sparkly pink guitar. Being in Nashville you are obviously surrounded by a lot of country influences, so I think the story telling aspect of that genre probably influenced the track.
Can you explain the themes and ideas behind Stereo?
I was really into the concept of fate at the time. It started with the idea of a guy obsessed with meeting the perfect person, but the person they are looking for is in the bar next door.
For you, what’s your biggest difference between being played on the stereo and playing live?
A recording of a song has months of work behind it, with lots of different teams of people working together to make the perfect sound. When a song is played live, it’s much easier to convey the energy of a track as you get to present it in its raw form.