Band Interview Of The Day – Next Stop Olympus

Hello everyone and welcome to another instalment on the Band Interview Of The Day! Today for you we have the UK Quintet Next Stop Olympus, a metalcore quintet who’ve been on the rise for a few years now. Let’s dive into the chat with the band.

If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

We are Matt and Conor from Next Stop Olympus, we as a band are a five piece metalcore/ post hardcore band from Salisbury/ Southampton.

2. How did you all meet?

Matt: Conor and I became friends through my brother years ago, I met Josh and Harry through friends and then we found skips on a musician website and just came together from there.

3. How long have you been playing?

Matt: I first played bass when I was about 11 but didn’t take it seriously until I was around 17/18.

Conor: Likewise, I started doing harsher vocals in my late teens so you’d expect me to be better by now!

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Conor: Rock ’n’ Roll

5. What are your musical influences?

Conor: I’d have to say I’ve got many different musical influences in life but when it comes to the input I have for our music I’d have to say; The Amity Affliction, Vanna and Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

Matt: I’d say my musical influences have probably changed abit since we’ve found our sound so I’d have to go with The Amity Affliction (Ahren Stringer particularly) and Atreyu is another big one for me now.

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Conor: We haven’t really had too many weird things go on at any of the shows we’ve played over the years, aside from the usual drunken antics that come with playing rock/metal venues. We have had a fair few guys who certainly don’t like our music but have joined the mosh pit after they’ve got a few beers down!

Matt: Yeah like Conor said we’ve not had anything to weird happen yet, though we did sound check in a pub once while people were still eating and when Conor was checking his levels we upset a few people.

7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

Conor: I’m just desperate to get back on stage and play music with the guys, I couldn’t really give a flying monkeys where that is.

Matt: At this point anywhere, I just want to be at a show again, whether it’s playing or watching.

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Matt: I’m not really bothered about admitting what stuff I listen too, I have a wide range from really heavy bands to Buddy Holly and Phil Collins vinyls and even some Elton John and a lot of country on my phone.

Conor: Same here really, I don’t believe in ‘guilty pleasures’ as I’ve certainly never felt any guilt when putting music on whether it be Lionel Richie or Motionless In White.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Matt: Conor recently introduced me to Holding Absence and they’re phenomenal.

Conor: The original Vanna members have got together for a new band called Inspirit which I’ve been really enjoying, also a lot of Dance Gavin Dance, The Maine and Adept. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We actually just released our brand new EP ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’ on 9th April, which we’d been sat on ready to release over the lockdown so we’re really happy to have finally been able to release that.

Check out the video for ‘My Affliction’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Vying For Glory

Hello and welcome back to the band interview of the day. Today we speak to Vying For Glory. They’re a hard rock quartet from Duncan, BC who’ve been around since 2013! Let’s dive right in.

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

We are werewolves in Duncan. Built for the kill, always seeking any thrill. We are Vying For  Glory. 

2. How did you all meet? 

Through the local music scene. 

3. How long have you been playing? 

We’ve been playing all our lives but as a band for the last 7 years now. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Thunderous, deep, intriguing 

5. What are your musical influences? 

The Clash, Red Hot Chili peppers, Nirvana. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

What happens in the pit, stays in the pit. 

7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted? 

Every stage we possibly can. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? We’d never be embarrassed of any music we listen to. 

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

A lot of 50’s doo wop 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

Music video out very soon for us. Song is called “River Son”.

Check out the video for ‘Shadow Warriors’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Ivy Gold

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Band Of The Day Interview. Today for you we have a newly formed Blues Rock quartet known as Ivy Told. In this interview we get to know them a little better and find out what they’ve been listening to recently! Let’s dive in!

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

We are a newly formed contemporary bluesrock band called Ivy Gold and my name is Manou, I am the singer. Ivy Gold got together kind of by coincidence – OUT OF THE BLUE.  Sebastian and I had done a pre-production of a bunch of our songs. We initially just wanted to see what our songs sound like and that was it in a way. Most of the songs actually sounded pretty good and the idea came up to send the demos out to a few people and see what happens. That’s when everything started. 

  1. How did you all meet?

Well, after we were finished with the pre-production, we decided to get in touch with Tal Bergman who has worked with Joe Bonamassa and many other awesome artists. He did like our music a lot and joined us immediately. Believe me – I was thrilled! From that point on we knew we had something special going on – totally out of the blue we had a project and we decided to put a great band together, not only for the studio but also for live touring. Our friend Kevin Moore joined right after and then I asked my dear friend Sari Schorr to help me find a great keyboard player – that’s how we found the awesome Anders Olinder from the UK. And then I had put together a very special cosmopolitan band with members from the US, the UK and Germany! 

  1. How long have you been playing?

We all have been playing many years, the majority of the band has been in the business, live and in the studio for more than 30 years. So I feel very honoured to have this great band that give me the opportunity to really bring forth my stories that I want to tell the people out there!

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Contemporary Blues Rock 

  1. What are your musical influences?

I have been into many different styles in the past. I have a classical background as I studied classical vocal lessons for quite some time. Afterwards I got some experiences with Musicals, Gospel and different cover bands in the German music scene. I always loved Blues and Rock and listened to Joe Bonamassa, TOTO, Steve Lukather, Richie Kotzen, Glenn Hughes… so these great artists really had the most impact on my personal style. 

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

People not paying attention to the music, chatting with others, eating and turning their back on the stage and the musicians… not a nice experience but those things do happen. 

  1. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

Oh I don’t have one specific place or stage. I just hope that live shows will be open soon and then we take it as it comes… and of course some nice festivals in the summer would be lovely :-))

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

I actually did buy a SHAGGY Cd many many years ago :-))

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I have been listening a lot to Glenn Hughes, Jade Macrae, Richie Kotzen and Joe Bonamassa!

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We just released our debut album “Six Dusty Winds” in March 2021. We are very happy with the great press feedback we have gotten so far!! Now we are planning on touring as soon as possible… and of course new song material is being created as well.

So we hope you check us out!!

Thanks so much for this interview!! And of course for sharing and supporting Ivy Gold 🙂 we really appreciate it a lot – it means a lot to us!! 

All the best to all of you!!

Manou & Ivy Gold 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Sunkin

Hey everybody! We have for you today a new instalment of the Band Interview of the Day! Sunkin are a UK trio who started as a band just as COVID were about to hit and now they have everything to look forward to as a band. Let’s get to know these up and comers!

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

We’re a relatively new band, and due to Covid-19, we had a false start, only being able to play three shows. However, we have a seven-year history of friendship and playing in bands together. Friendships form the core of our band. I’d like to think I write our songs as honestly and as openly as I can. I would describe my lyrics as melancholic stories with flickers of hope. But it’s the hope in them that I want the listener to take away. Most of my songs are about past relationships, my experience with mental health conditions, sometimes social or political issues but always with an emotionally provocative stance.  

  1. How did you all meet?

Hector and I met at the University of Westminster when I was 18, then we met Declan through mutual friends later that year.

  1. How long have you been playing?

While at uni, Hector and I spent three years playing in a band called ‘Gutshot for Broadway’. I believe these three years were integral to our development. We tried, failed, learned, and eventually played sold-out shows at ‘The Borderline’, ‘The Bar Fly’, and more. We were also played on Radio X and became championed by Libertine, Gary Powell. After three years, I decided to leave London and ‘Gutshot for Broadway’. After spending some time in New York, I eventually ran out of money. I got a job as a porter in an auction house, then a health care assistant at an old people’s home. After a couple of years, and armed with some songs, I felt ready to head back to London to start a new band. The first thing Hector and I did was to busk our way around Europe, from London to Dubrovnik. Honing our craft and testing all our material to countless audiences in eleven different countries. We joined forces with Declan, who we’d known and loved for many years as a friend, and SUNKIN was born. We worked hard on our live set and in early 2020 we manage to play three shows, including ‘Omeara London’, before Covid-19 brought the world to an abrupt halt. 

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

hopeful, heartfelt, and Anthemic. 

  1. What are your musical influences?

We have a plethora of musical influences that span right through the genres, from rock to classical. Hector’s heroes and biggest influences are John Bonham and Mitch Mitchell, while Declan is heavily influenced by rock and grunge from the early 90s, like Pearl Jam and Sound Garden. At age thirteen, I was inspired to pick up a guitar after seeing Slash play a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hey Jo’ at The Rock Hall of Fame. A couple of years later after listening to Oasis’s ‘Morning Glory’ album, I was inspired to start singing and writing. Over the years I’ve indulged in love affairs with many different artists. But, I would say, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Buckley have been the biggest and most consistent influences on my songwriting.

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

All too often I’ve seen people watching videos on their phones (with headphones in) while at shows. That is fucking weird and wrong. 

  1. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

After a year sparse from live music we don’t feel too picky but our dream venues to play would be The Roundhouse, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Union Chapel, and Olso.

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

….I would never admit it. 

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Sam Fender’s ‘Hypersonic Missiles’. It proved to me that soulful guitar music with a ton of heart and immaculate songwriting still exists. A load of Jeff Buckley, Joni, so much music, too much to list. 

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We have just released our second single, ‘Short and Sweet’ which tells a heartfelt story of a past relationship. In keeping with the transatlantic theme of our first single ‘The Pond’, ‘Short and Sweet’ retrospectively describes the emotional trials and tribulations of attempting to hold the relationship together. We’re always working on new material and can not wait to get back in the studio. 

Check out the tracks ‘Short And Sweet’ as well as ‘The Pond’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Chaoseum

Hello there everyone and welcome back to another instalment of Interview Of The Day! Today we’re on with Swiss Nu-Metal quartet Chaoseum!

Let’s dive in with them!

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

– My name is Loïc and im the guitar player of CHAOSEUM a Nu-Metalcore band from Switzerland. Since the formation of the band in 2018, we have released 3 albums and toured with bands such as  Soufly, Kataklysme, Incite, Tarja, Eluveitie in USA and Europe. 

2. How did you all meet? 

– We have known each other for a few years because we played together in a band called Elferya. We decided to leave Elferya in order to create CHAOSEUM and go to the end of our ambitions 

CK Smile joined us in 2019 after the tour with Soulfly. But we played together in another band called  Cyphery more than 10 years ago. 

3. How long have you been playing? 

– The band formed in 2018 and we released our first album in October that same year. 4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

– Groove, Heavy, Melodic 

5. What are your musical influences? 

– You can certainly hear it in the songs but our influences are a mix between 2000’s Nu Metal and other  styles like heavy metal or Djent. We are very fond of bands like Korn, Trivium, Alice in Chains, etc… 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

– It was not something strange but more a stress. During our first tour, the guitarist of Soulfly was at the  back of the stage watching us play… This guy is one of my favorite guitarists and I really had a stress  surge during the show 

7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are  lifted? 

– I think Rome. I’m really looking forward to visit this city and especially that we will start our next tour  there with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Ex Deo 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

– The first album of “Fatal Bazooka” ^^ 

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

– A lot of “Gojira”, “After the Burial” , “Ghost” and “Chimaira” 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

– Yes, we have just recorded an acoustic album “Second Skin -Alive in Studio” and it will be released in  June. Some videos are already available on Youtube or on our Facebook page

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Band Interview Of The Day – Pájaro Sauce

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Interview of the day! Here we talk to one artist or band and get to know them a little better! Let’s dive into our latest with Pájaro Sauce!

  1. Could you please introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

My name is Alondra Montero-Gonzalez, I am the singer of Pajaro Sauce (Willow Bird), a Mexican alternative music project created by myself (vocals, performance, and live act) and my friend Anel Saucedo (composition, arrangements, and production). 

The roots of our melancholic sound can be found in folk and we complement it by integrating electric guitars, bass, piano, tribal percussion, toys and digital processes. 

Our sound proposal is enhanced through the use of visual elements that allude to birds, trees and nature, in addition to scenic language achieved through performance and dance in our presentations.

  1. How did you two meet each other? 

We met when I was working at a film festival in Mexico City, where she offered to compose music for some our short films. She had her own band and I had mine.  Years passed and both of our bands eventually dissolved so I decided to call her since I wanted to continue doing music on my own and she happened to have a studio here in Mexico City. We then wrote a couple of songs together and decided to create this project.

  1. How long have you been playing together?

We have been playing for around 4 years, since 2017.

  1.  If you had to choose three words to describe your music, which words would you use?

           Roots, birds and nostalgia.

  1. What are your musical influences?

We have different influences, I come from a rock band and Anel from an     alternative folk band. We consider life and art as our primary influences. 

Anel studied cinematography and I am also an actress, so our shows will always have this theatrical atmosphere to it.

  1. What is the weirdest thing you have seen during a show?

We have played in all kinds of venues, from little and intimate ones to huge and loud scenarios! Right now, I cannot recall seeing anything weird youknow… we have had all kind of experiences, but then again who doesn’t? 

Every show has its own magic.

  1. Having to be away from the stages since last year, tell us one place you would like to visit once all the restrictions are lifted?

I would like to embark on a mini tour, visiting other countries if possible, I might take advantage of the fact Anel is living in Canada at the moment and start there!

  1. Could you tell me the name of one record you own but would never admit to owning?

I have my guilty pleasures but I will never reveal them! The secrecy is part of what makes it pleasurable hahaha

  1. What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? 

I try to listen to a lot of music, a lot of different genders, mostly alternative. 

I like to discover new sounds as much as I can, but I also like to listen to the classics. I believe that as an artist you need to learn every day, art is movement and it is always evolving and changing.

  1. Are there any releases that you are planning for the near future?

Yes! We are working on a new single and preparing a special show that we will be live streaming, so stay tuned!

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Band Interview Of The Day – Breakthrough Even

Hello hello everyone and Happy Friday! We’re here for the same reason you are, to get to know a brand new band! Today we’re introducing you to Breakthrough Even, a modern metal duo from Atlanta! Let’s dive in!

  • If you could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

We’re Breakthrough Even. We’re a two-piece modern metal project from Atlanta, GA!

  • How did you all meet?

Well, we’re twins so at some point after being born we both became self aware and thus
realized the other existed. That’s when we met.

  • How long have you been playing?
    We are late bloomers so we both got our instruments when we were around 13 years old. Didn’t really take it seriously like we should have until a couple years later and the rest is history!
  • What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
    Big, evolving, and layered.
  • What are your musical influences?
    We never came from a musical family but personally growing up it was the big 2000’s nu-metal, hard rock movement so bands like Linkin Park, Chevelle, and Seether were pretty important in our development as creatives and just exposing us to this type of music. Eventually just the whole spectrum of metal inspired us so bands like early As I Lay Dying, In Flames, and Dream Theater. Huge inspirations!
     
  • What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
    Josh: A couple years ago we played with a band called Obama that was supposedly “off the grid”. They dressed up as various political figures and essentially lost their minds on stage. It even came complete with an intro sequence with one of the members dressed as Obama. It was really interesting.
  • Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?
    Zach: Being able to catch a show at the Masquerade here in Atlanta would be cool. I don’t get out much as it is so the pandemic never really affected me but shows are always a good time. Hell just having the option to go out and socialize without feeling sus’d out would be pretty cool.
  • What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
    Hmmmm we don’t really have a record we’d be weird about admitting we own. If we bought it, we wanted it. NO SHAME.
  • What have you been listening to in the last few weeks?
    Zach: Huge fan of ambient music so been listening to a lot of Dear Gravity on the daily. I’ve also been jamming Chase Atlantic’s new album, “Beautiful Death”. Great album.J

Josh: I’ve been really enjoying Erra’s recent self titled album as well as some new Northlane!

  • Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
    We just dropped a new single March 26th that features the vocal talents of Andy Cizek! Stoked for everyone to hear it!

Be sure to check out Breakthrough Even’s latest track, ‘Phoenix Down’ below!

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Band Interview Of The Day – Delilah Daybreaks

Hello everybody. If you’re here then you know that means! It’s time for another band interview of the day! Today we have Delilah Daybreaks! They are a heartfelt punk rock trio from Minneapolis whom have been going since 2015! Let’s get talking to them!

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I am Doyle Alexander, I play guitar and sing in the band Delilah Daybreaks alongside Owen Hiber and Mycah Rapoport.

  1. How did you all meet?

Well, I met Owen through just being the only other person around his age who played guitar, and I met Mycah through us living in the same apartments and in turn having the same bus stop.

  1. How long have you been playing?

I have been playing guitar for about ten years now, and Delilah Daybreaks has been playing together for about four to five of those years.

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

I would probably say… passionate, honest, and driven.

  1. What are your musical influences?

Recently my biggest one has been The Lawrence Arms, particularly the songs written by Chris McCaughan. The other big ones would be the Violent Femmes, Weezer, The Pixies, and Alkaline Trio… 

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Well, there hasn’t been a ton of particularly odd things at our shows but the biggest thing I can remember is just seeing people get real handsy and make out in the back of a crowd. It trips me up every time I see it and it’s a lot more frequent than I ever expected it to be. For example, we will be in the middle of the set and I will this dude with his hand up a girls shirt so casually, clearly not giving a flying fuck about anyone around him, and like I said before it really isn’t too strange but my memory of shows isn’t super fresh either.

  1. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

I really want to get the band down to Chicago as soon as possible, we have never played there and I think once all of this wraps up playing down there would be really special. 

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Most of the time I’m pretty upfront about my music taste because I couldn’t care less what someone else thinks of my taste because well.. it’s my music taste, not yours… so I generally don’t get too embarrassed about my taste in music. However, I have listened to the Hamilton soundtrack an embarrassing amount of times, which I do kinda hide.

  1. What have you been listening to in the last few weeks?

Recently I have been going crazy over that new Lil Nas X song Montero, I have also been cranking up some Nomeansno, and that new Waterparks song Numb kicks ass! Also, of course, everyone has their staples that never leave.. for me, that’s Weezer’s album, Pinkerton, The Smiths The Queen is Dead… and yes I know Morrissey is bigoted and dumb but Johnny Marr kicks too much ass to be ignored so I’m sorry. Oh, and I also love Slipknot’s first album, that thing has been on repeat for at least the last five years in my playlists.

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

We have been working on a new release that is aimed for late summer or early fall, and we just put out our new ep called [REDACTED] which is everywhere now.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Keep This Up

Hello everybody! We’re heading across to Peterborough, England for our next instalment of the Band Of The Day interview! Not only that but we are going Pop-Punk for this instalment with this trio! Let’s go!

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Hi, we are Keep This Up. A pop punk band from Peterborough, UK. We are made up of Chris (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals), Dan (Drummer) and Mike (Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals) currently. 

  1. How did you all meet?

So, myself (Chris) and someone else started this band in 2019 and we set an audition for a drummer. Dan showed up with his whole kit in a Ford KA and we were so impressed already. After seeing him play it was clear he would fit in well. Then a year later we met Mike through mutual friends and everything took off from there

  1. How long have you been playing?

We have been playing as a band since 2019 as such and have been working hard writing all of our own music that we enjoy and want to show everyone

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Catchy Pop Punk

  1. What are your musical influences?

For the three of us it is quite varied – we range in musical choice and influence. This can be from pop to rock to metal. We each listen to a wide range of music so we have no single influence. 

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Chris: Guitarist in a rubber dingy being crowd surfed round the venue

Mike: A tower of people topped by a naked man

Dan: Everyone sitting down to do the rowing boat 

  1. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

Chris: I would definitely say the Met Lounge in Peterborough. It is one of my favourite places for live music and club nights.

Mike: Anywhere with live music and music shops!

Dan: Molineux, to see Wolves play again and for the atmosphere 

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Chris: I’ll admit to owning any record!

Mike: Gorillaz Self-Titled Album

Dan: I’ll admit to owning any record too! 

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Chris: Ice Nine Kills, All Time Low and Trash Boat

Mike: Lewis Capaldi, Eminem and more

Dan: As I Lay Dying – Shaped By Fire (album) 

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

So, at the end of April, we are hitting the studio to record our debut EP and we cannot wait to show the world the songs we have planned. The EP will be coming out later this year and we are hoping we can then play these songs live for everyone.

Check out Keep This Up’s track, ‘Punchlines’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Jacob And The Starry Eyed Shadows

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Band Interview Of The Day! Today is not technically a band but an artist. Today we are chatting with the art Jamie also known for his project Jacob And The Starry Eyed Shadows! Let’s dive right in!

If you could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?
Hi there. My name is Jamie and I am a singer songwriter from the west coast of Scotland. My music is kind of indie/pop/rock. I’ve been writing songs and playing in bands since I was a kid and my current project is called Jacob and the Starry Eyed Shadows. The focus of this project is all the songs I’ve written solo over the years; revisiting them, improving them and getting them released officially.

How did you all meet?
It’s just me at the minute. It would be good to have some bandmates to play with in the near future, so it’s something I’m thinking about. Even more so desirable since a year of lockdowns and not being able to spend time with people properly. I’m not the most sociable of people, but I do love collaborating with people creatively.

How long have you been playing?
I’ve been playing guitar since I was about ten. I started writing songs in my teens, which is when I also started playing in bands and performing. Playing in bands continued long after, mostly playing covers but some original material also. The solo song-writing was something that was always going on the background as a kind of personal therapy.

What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
My songs tend to have a kind of defiant theme/feeling about them, so let’s go with ‘defiant’ first. In their defiance they also tend to be hopeful, so I’d say ‘hopeful’. And finally, let’s ‘soulful’ as it’s often described by others as that. As I said before, it’s basically indie/pop/rock. But I like to think of music in terms of what drives it creatively. I never sit and think ‘I want it to sound like this’, it’s just whatever theme or emotions that drive it forward. And then what it sounds like follows naturally on.

What are your musical influences?
So many. I love mostly rock music. Always been a huge Springsteen fan, Manic Street Preachers, Green Day and things like that. But I also love a lot of soul/Motown, jazz, folk and hip hop. Other big influences are Billie Holiday, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, I Am Kloot, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Sam Cooke, Less Than Jake. All kinds of stuff.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
I’m not really sure. I can’t think of anything right now. My music, and the music I’ve been involved with in the past, can be rocky for sure, but it’s not the wildest!

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?
It will be nice to both play and hear some live music after all this. So anywhere there’s good music! But my favourite venue to visit to see bands is the Barrowlands in Glasgow.

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
Ooooh, tough one. I only really buy music I really like so I don’t have a lot of stuff I would deem embarrassing. Certainly no albums. There was a Beyonce song I liked and downloaded once. I can’t even remember the name of it. I’m not sure if that’s embarrassing or not? It’s certainly not the kind of thing I would normally listen to, but it was a good tune.

What have you been listening in the last few weeks?
Last few weeks I’ve been listening to a lot of Bon Iver again. ‘For Emma’ is one of my all time favourite albums and that’s been back on a few times the last couple of weeks.

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
Yeah, absolutely. One song has just been released. It’s called ‘We Are Everything (and that’s alright)’ and is available on all major streaming platforms. So check it out. And I have another new song coming out in June so keep a look our for that. I’ll be releasing songs periodically and working up to releasing an EP at some point in the hopefully not too distant future.

Check out ‘We Are Everything (and that’s alright)’ below.

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