I recently caught up with Margate based The Pantomime Villains after the release of their debut EP Dreamland. Here's what the boys had to say:
Who are the Pantomime Villains?
We are Jake, Josh, Callum and Harry. We don't expand on that any further.
So are you a bit secretive?
H: Only about Jake's sexuality.
C: I thought everyone new that...
Obviously, you're in this band together, but do you all get on?
J: We demand separate dressing rooms.
H: We are all best mates...except Josh.
C: Yeah, no one likes a ginger.
How is your music going down on both local and national levels?
J: The nation is involuntarily deaf to our new born cry, but it is going down very well locally, and we can only grow from there.
If a record label were to offer you fame and fortune, but you must do what they tell you, would you change?
J: No. We will take constructive criticism but will never abort our ideals.
What has the feedback been like for the Dreamland EP?
C: Furiously positive.
And what about an album/tour in the future?
J: I think we would need label support for that.
C: Yeah, it's something we would love to do but at this time, it wouldn't be beneficial.
How do you feel about the future of The Pantomime Villains?
C: The future's bright, the future's Orange (especially with Josh involved)?