‘Pop’ Is Not A Dirty Word: Mama’s Gun Interview


There are few people who have such an infectious enthusiasm for music that it can make you appreciate the entity anew.  Andy Platts, front man and principal songwriter for UK fusion outfit Mama’s Gun, is one such individual. Amongst the artists who merely make music and those who live and breathe it, Platts seems to fall into the latter category.

Whether talking about his many inspirations both renowned and obscure or ruminating on how technological advancement, producers prioritising beats over melody and the proliferation of TV talent shows have led to a decline in modern music standards- speaking to Platts it becomes apparent that he’s a muso’s muso.  This devotion and intrinsic musicality is prominent throughout Mama’s Gun’s highly impressive debut album Routes to Riches.  One of the band’s first singles ‘You Are the Music’ could easily refer to Andy himself; it’s clearly in his DNA. Read more