Since forming in 1994, Bis have continually mutated their initial influences of Synth pop, Riot Grrrl and DIY Punk into weird and wonderful songs with a natural gift for melodic earworms with a disco heartbeat. SciFi Steven, John Disco and Manda Rin first caught the UK underground’s attention with the Disco Nation 45 EP in 1995. Its cross-breeding of Huggy Bear, Blur and Devo made it stand out in the underground music scenes, and they are very much still going working with Last Night From Glasgow to release their tracks including their newest, There Is No Point (Other Than The Point That There Is No Point). Amanda from the band spoke with The Fountain about working with Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG) and the reception to the new track.
TF: You’ve a new single out, what has the reception been like so far?
The reception to the single has been fantastic actually. It wasn’t a song we envisaged would be a single, but it was a stand-out song for so many people that we thought yeah why not!
TF: And will you be promoting it with a list of touring dates?
We’ve got the busiest year for gigs that we’ve had in ages actually. We don’t do long tours as it’s too difficult with our kids and jobs/businesses but several long weekends and festivals always works well. There’s also some exciting gigs in October to announce in a couple of weeks time, and these are with a band that we’re very fond of.
TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date?
Suppose a gig that I’ll never forget in my life is Tokyo – On Air East. Three nights in a row to nine hundred people going absolutely crazy for us and security keeping fans back. A response of extreme passion, something we’ll probably never have to quite that level again.
TF: What has it been like working with LNFG?
LNFG have been great thank you. I was curious how much of the dealings would work out, but so far it’s been fantastic and they’ve given us more help than I could have imagined.
Bis are performing in Mono, Glasgow on 13th October 2019