Name, where are you from?
We are ST.MARTiiNS, a two-piece band from Dundee, Scotland.
Describe your style in three words?
Cheap And Nasty.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Katie: ANOHNI at the Playhouse in Edinburgh.
Mark: Bombay Bicycle Club at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
The Associates and The Cure. I would love to see both of those bands live and it would just be really loud and cool.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
Katie: Post-modern authors actively influence my work. I am also extremely influenced by feminist collectives, artists and authors.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Katie: Mina Loy the poet. I actually base so much of my style on her and her poetry has influenced so much of my own work and ideology. I would love to know if the reasons behind her work match my interpretations.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We played in the grounds an old art institute in Arbroath called Hospitalfields which was amazing. It was beautiful weather and the whole evening had a really nostalgic, late summer feeling to it.
Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Mark: Chet Atkins. ‘Mister Sandman’ makes me so sad in a good way.
Katie: James Grant from Love & Money. ‘Walk The Last Mile’ is probably one of my favourite songs.
Katie Lynch and Mark Johnston (aka ST.MARTiiNS) combine their love of electronica, jazz, indie and pop to create something entirely their own, drifting effortlessly between joy and melancholy.