The guys trying to understand what their name means
When, where and how did you guys first meet?
Ewan McDonald (drums): We kind of all have very similar taste in music and we got to know each other through going to see bands of a similar ilk, such as Biffy Clyro and Jetplane Landing in Glasgow.
If you’re a fan of _ and _ then you will like Pareto. Fill in the blanks.
Fashion and Passion? Nah seriously, bands like Stapleton and Idlewild are big influences on us. Stapleton for their DIY approach and Idlewild for obvious reasons.
There’s lots of great emerging bands in Scotland at the moment. How are you different than the rest?
I’d say we definitely have elements of the Scottish rock sound that lots of bands seem to be going for but I think we benefit from more of an international outlook, as Kunal is Irish and I grew up abroad.
Are you proud to be part of the Scottish music scene?
Absolutely. Scottish bands are killing it right now.
What other bands plying their trade in the local scene have particularly impressed you?
Too many to mention – Stevie And The Moon, Crow Road and Oliver Stays are a few off the top of my head.
And are there many that haven’t impressed you, or would you rather not say?
Think we’ll keep a dignified silence on that one!
You’ve got a new EP, ‘Your Heart Is Ready For Home’, coming out on April 19. How does it compare with your previous material?
It’s better produced and the arrangements and songs are more focused than our first effort I think.
Why should people invest their time and money into purchasing a copy?
Good question. We’ve definitely put our all into the last year as a band and I think that comes across in the EP.
Horses or ponies?
Fusili or penne pasta?
Finally, silly questions or serious questions actually about the music?