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Singer/songwriter Sean McGowan released new song ‘Heartbreaker’

The latest sample of his keenly awaited ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ EP sees Sean wearing his heart on his sleeve and lost deep in tender thought.

Written about the complex and often paradoxical array of emotions we experience at the beginning of any new relationship, ‘Heartbreaker’ explores those conflicting feelings of wild excitement and guarded anxiety that often precede letting-go to fall in love.

Solely backed by a score of graceful acoustic arpeggios and hushed backing vocals, ‘Heartbreaker’ chooses to set the spotlight center-stage on Sean’s winsome and candid lyrical offerings.  As Sean says:

“In more recent years I’ve found myself being more honest and open which has proven to be much better usually, but, has bitten me on the arse a bunch too…. I wanted to write a song people could relate to about lust and romance that was focussed more on the psychological effects as opposed to the physical. Not just the ‘Heartbreak’ but the drop in self-confidence, the worry of wasted time and how you recover… ‘Heartbreaker’ is about how two people can keep their cards close to their chest and feel like they don’t want to give too much away or make themselves vulnerable. This period can be fun and exciting but it can also be confusing.”

Expect not-a-dry-eye in the house when Sean airs ‘Heartbreaker’ along with other tracks from the upcoming EP at a string of headline UK dates this Autumn / Winter. With a number of the shows already sold out including Bristol, Winchester and Southampton, and a number of others down to their last few; tickets are selling like hotcakes (see dates with last remaining tickets noted below).

Due to the overwhelming popular demand in his hometown, fans in Southampton will have a second chance to catch Sean at another pre-Christmas celebration as he adds an additional date at the Joiners the following night – 21st December – with tickets on sale now. In addition, as a warm-up for the tour Sean has also announced a lead support slot with kindred spirits THE LEVELLERS for one night only at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on 11th October.

Sean McGowan appeared in a feature on Indie Music

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Rock band Sunset Sons released a new song ‘Superman’

Sunset Sons made a huge impact with their 2016 debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’. Tipped in the BBC’s Sound Poll, the British/Australian band progressed to score airplay from Radio 1, Radio X and Absolute Radio. Meanwhile, live shows included a sold-out headline date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire as well as huge tours as guests to Imagine Dragons and Nothing But Thieves.

Now, Sunset Sons are poised to return in style with the release of their second album ‘Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ on November 1st. It’s a record which captures the magnetic energy of the band’s raucous live shows while evolving their sound. It’s a streamlined modern rock record which amplifies their power, full of strident anthems which are built to resonate as they echo out at festivals the world over.

“Our new single Superman is just a monster”, says drummer Jed Laidlaw. “It took a long time to get it right, from demo-ing it to finally nailing it with CJ and the boys in that room. I love the sentiment – it’s a beautiful song but it’s also a warning. And it’s the perfect album opener with a proper intro.”

Previously previewed by the tracks ‘Problems’ and ‘Say Hi’, the album’s first full single ‘Heroes’ was highlighted as Zane Lowe’s World First on Beats 1. Both unifying and emotive, it’s a statement of intent for the band’s bold new direction. “We’ve all been through relationships and other experiences that end sadly,” explains Laidlaw of the song’s lyrics. “But you can look back at the good times fondly. It’s nostalgic but also joyous.”

Opening in dramatic style with the dynamics of the soaring ‘Superman’, ‘Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ immediately takes shape with the groove-based ‘Say Hi’ and the exploratory ‘Problems’ offering new angles on the band’s sound. That’s also true of ‘Favourite Mistake’, which features an evocative French spoken word section courtesy of French artist Lee-Ann Curren.

Like ‘Favourite Mistake’, both ‘One Of A Kind’ and ‘Take Control’ take darker twists on the band’s previously carefree outlook. And echoing the fiery intensity of the ‘90s alt-rock scene, ‘Alien’ caps the set with a ferocious race to the finish line.

Part of that reflective quality is inspired by how their adopted hometown Hossegor on the Atlantic coast of France changes between the seasons. As Laidlaw explains, “In the summertime the population quadruples and it’s just the happiest place. But like a lot of coastal towns, in wintertime, it’s dark, rainy and there’s a real sense of isolation.”
 
The story of the album’s creation started with the end of the band’s own first chapter.  Guitarist Robin Windram left to spend time with his young family, which forced a change in Sunset Sons’ dynamic. So instead of jamming new song ideas in a rehearsal space, the band – completed by Rory Williams (vocals/keys) and Pete Harper (bass) – started writing in Rory’s home studio, with each of them contributing guitar parts.

After six months, jokes Laidlaw, they had “forty songs which sounded like forty different bands.” But they identified the direction they wanted to take when they penned ‘The River’, the title track from last year’s EP. Their musical interests are diverse, but they shared a love of some essential traits: songs which are direct, rich with melody and that express a distinct meaning.

They began recording near Hossegor. Working again with producer Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Amazons), and the sessions were complemented by wall-of-guitars provided by new touring member Henry Eastham, and long-term collaborator Robin Howl. “It made everything sound a lot more rocking,” remembers Laidlaw.“Sometimes it takes a while for a song to reveal itself when you play it back, but these jumped out straight away.”

Although the songs are immediately captivating, it’s also a headphone-friendly album full of rich detail: a range of vintage synths, sweet female backing harmonies, and emotive string arrangements. They credit Marks’ ability to identify a precise sound from a loosely defined description as being key to the album living up to its full potential.

As for that title? It’s a lyric which features in ‘Take Control’ and expresses a sense of familiarity that simultaneously carries a spark of excitement. It’s something that Laidlaw feels when he steps into his local beach bar, Coolin à la Plage: the site of many memorable nights out as well as the first-ever Sunset Sons show, a little over five years ago.
‘Blood Rush Déjà Vu’

Having played a sold-out underplay tour earlier this year, Sunset Sons will follow the album’s release with a UK indie store tour and headline tour in November 2019 and Europe headline tour in January 2020. The dates are:

NOVEMBER 2019
1st– Oxford, Truck
2nd– Newcastle, Beyond Vinyl
3rd– Liverpool, Phase One
6th– Kingston, Banquet
7th– Southsea, Pie & Vinyl
20th– Bristol, Thekla
21st– Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
23rd– Glasgow, SWG3
24th– Newcastle, Riverside
26th– Manchester, Academy 2
27th– Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
28th– London, Electric Brixton

JANUARY 2020
15th– Amsterdam, Melkweg
16th– Paris, Le Point Éphémère
18th– Zurich, Plaza
20th– Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
21st– Cologne, Kantine
22nd– Berlin, Lido

‘Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ tracklisting:
1. ‘Superman’
2. ‘Say Hi’
3. ‘Eyes Wide Open’
4. ‘Take Control’
5. ‘Problems’
6. ‘Favourite Mistake’
7. ‘Heroes’
8. ‘One of a Kind’
9. ‘Alien’
10. ‘End Of The Line’ (physical formats only)

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Confront self-identity within a nation with Me Not You’s latest song

Indie duo Me Not You have released their latest single, ‘America’ on 18 October via MNY Music. The track was premiered via Wonderland Magazine who said, “Me Not You place themselves firmly within the canon of soft but dynamic indie rock”. You can read the full premiere here. While researching these up and comers, we ran across a feature of theirs on Indie Music who described their sound as, “Evidently borrows stylings from many genres creating something totally idiosyncratic, almost transcendent”.

Me Not You’s social media posts shed a little bit of light onto the message behind the song; “our 2 minute ode to (and inquisition of) our complicated nation is out now” and “our new single America is out today. most of the songs on our album are pretty personal. we tend to look inward. America is personal, but in a different way. it’s been hard to be an American lately. our hearts our broken but we’re looking forward” [sic].

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Rock band Soft Sports releases a new song ‘Graduation Day’

Rising Brighton duo Soft Sports have shared their new single, ‘Graduation Day’, ahead of their show at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club on November 3rd.

Juxtaposing lyrical introversion and sonic extroversion, ‘Graduation Day’ is an infectious combination of inventive musicality and compelling vocals, playing on the idea of mental state being its own disembodied terrain that must be nurtured and maintained separate to physical experience, an idea that is explored visually in Jamie Johnson’s beautifully chaotic artwork.

The band comment: “We spent four days on the Isle of Wight back in July, locked away in a water tower with Boe Weaver; one of the songs that came out of those sessions was “Graduation Day”, a song that we had been piecing together for a number of months. As this was the first time we’d spent an extended period of time in a studio together, we wanted to take the time to push the elements of the tracks into a bunch of weird places and see where they went. The result is something that we think is fresh and are really proud of. Lyrically, the song dwells a bit on solipsism and the relationship you need to maintain with the often foreign terrain inside your brain.”

Soft Sports specialize in a beautifully unique and idiosyncratic style, with their debut EP Elephant – released in June – showcasing their impressive talents to widespread acclaim. Seeking to build on their initial success, they marry aesthetically left-of-field and modern sounds, classic American and British songwriting influences and powerful live shows, resulting in a potent and innovative creative force. 

The duo have just completed a UK tour with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter George Ogilvie, where they supported and performed as George’s backing band over seven dates around the country, and will appear at Communion Music’s monthly showcase at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club on November 3rd.

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Indie-rock band Among The Citizens released new song ‘In Your Car’

Proving it’s not all about your Vorsprung durch Technik, the East Anglia four piece switch it up a gear with a sleek and essential new addition to their repertoire.

Fitted-out with the slick manoeuvrability of Two Door Cinema Club at their performance-best and hued with the neon glow reminiscent of Phoenix’s indie-electronica essentials, ‘In Your Car’ sounds at once tangibly classic and vibrantly modern.

With production by the esteemed Jon Hucks (Spring King, Years & Years) and with additional mastering by Mike Cave (Lewis Capaldi, Charlatans), ‘In Your Car’ sees the pair take the wheel to deliver one of Among The Citizens’ most polished and electrifying releases to date.

Among The Citizens are an indie/alternative band based near Peterborough, UK. Inspired by a range of artists from new-wave luminaries The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, to the distilled atmospheric indie-pop of more contemporaries such as Jaws and Hunny, the quartet channel their influences into their own definitively dreamy sound. Infusing lush synthesisers, infectious chorus-washed guitar lines and impassioned vocals, the band has caught the ear of radio supremos the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio who have all spun their tracks to date.

Beginning 2019 with a bang, Among The Citizens were named on the ‘Big in 2019’ list published by This Feeling in association with Fred Perry Subculture, and went on to release insurgent springtime single ‘Next Time’ which was championed by the likes of When The Horn Blows, Born Music Online and It’s All Indie.

Having performed at some of the nation’s most respected festivals including The Great Escape and 110 Above, and supported a crop of great talent the likes of Gengahr, Valeras, Apre, Bloxx, Childcare, Eliza & The Bear and Rascalton throughout the year, the band now look forward to a headline tour of their own that will see them play 8 dates nationwide throughout the Autumn. Full dates and details included below.

AMONG THE CITIZENS 2019 TOUR DATES

17/10: Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham (TF)
18/10: Muthers Studio, Birmingham (TF)
19/10: Jimmy’s, Manchester (TF)
24/10: The Monarch, London (TF)
02/11: Portland Arms, Cambridge (TF)
19/12: Cambridge Junction

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Indie Electronic Music Artists Aim To Denude Their New Sound Through A Three-Part EP Series As The Sun Sets

Solstis have just released their EP As The Sun Hits this month via Lowly Palace. As the Sun Hits (Vol 1)  is the first of a 3-part EP series aiming to showcase Solstis’ new sound. The EP see’s two former singles ‘Miss You’ and ‘About You’

The pair are no stranger to the scene. They have performed at top-tier festivals like Backwoods, SXSW, Spring Awakening and Reaction NYE. The duo have received massive praise from oublications such as Dancing Astronaut, Trap Nation, MrSuicideSheep, Insomniac.com, Earmilk, YourEDM, Run the Trap, Too Future, EDM.com, Stoney Roads and EDM sauce.

Andy Garcia and Brandon Myers (Solstis) shared some detail of their latest EP, “As the Sun Hits is a 3-part EP series highlighting our new sound. Influenced by 90s shoegaze and melodic bass, we wanted to use this project to transition away from an animated aesthetic portrayed by mechanic future bass to a more organic, wholesome instrumental focused appeal. The new aesthetic is highlighted by warm colors, everyday scenery and pixelation to bring the listener a sense of escape and clarify within the daily situations they constantly experience.”

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Interview with Alternative-rock band Wolforna

We caught up with UK’s acoustic alternative-rock band Wolforna. After playing music together since the age of 15, and being in various cover bands, Three-piece, Jack Crabtree, Adam Whittaker and Alex Waite, decided they wanted to start writing music of their own.

Their sound is a fusion of soft acoustic rock with strong lead undertones. Wolforna continue to refine their sound and image and expand their reach as an alternative-rock band.

The band talk about their influences, creative process, future and more in the interview below.

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

Alex: I’d say we all have pretty different experiences on this one and from different artists! For me, in terms of musical appreciation, I’d have to say it was the first time my dad introduced him to Jimi Hendrix at about age 10, and the track Castles Made of Sand. Which we can all appreciate is an absolute anthem.

Jack: My grandad has always been a strong musical influence and is a big Beatles and Elvis fan. So there’s quite a lot I took from that, hearing their tracks being played around me from a really early age. Other family members are also into a different thing, my mum’s a rock fan, brothers into indie music and my dad… Well, he used to play a lot of Duran Duran! So I’ve been exposed to lots of different music from an early age.

Adam: My mum was my earliest influence in the world of music. She took me to see Spice Girls aged 4! She was always into Bon Jovi and Robbie Williams, so I also got the pleasure of seeing those guys at a young age as well.

In terms of music production, I first started writing songs around age 12 and they were horrendous. I got my first audio interface shortly after leaving school and started out producing pop-punk style tracks with midi-drums. From there I developed on to producing a range of musical styles from the guitar-based pop in Worforna to House music to Hip-hop and music for video games.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

All: The songwriting process usually starts with one of us bringing a basic song structure to practice. The song will often just be guitar chords and lyrics at this point. We’ll develop the structure, changing around sections and trying to create tension. This could be through changing a chord here or there, adding in a break or an entirely new section. Then a large chunk of the progress from that point is done during the recording process through hours and hours of trying stuff out for a perfect fit.

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Jack: There’s quite a lot of things that do this, and it’s hard to pinpoint one exact thing. I think for me, a lot of it is just the things I see around me day to day that I then try to translate into music and lyrics, good stuff, and bad. Listening to other bands too, whether it’s their music, interviews they’ve done on radio or podcasts gives me a lot of inspiration to get writing and create music so we (Wolforna) can get it out there. Another way I think is just when I’m chilling playing guitar not really thinking too much about it and have a ‘lightbulb’ moment, that’s probably the most likely scenario.

Alex: Mainly other music, listening to certain bands or particular songs, it can be ones that I have listened to before and often ones that I haven’t, but that will often spark ideas for my own music and songs. Aside from that, my own personal experiences and emotions are the main inspiration for the songs that I write. When it comes to writing individual parts for songs i.e. bass parts, acoustic guitar parts, the feeling of having a kind of ‘blank canvas’, especially when it comes to the bass parts, is quite exciting.

Adam: I like to be around whatever it is that I’m trying to be inspired by. In the past, nothing has inspired me more than seeing a gig, or having a good band practice, or having a jam session.
One time, me and my mate threw together a little beat and set ourselves the task of writing a rap verse each for it in only 20 minutes. Sometimes it helps to set those constraints and add a competitive element to the process.

As a musician, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?

All: If we’re honest, I think there are a fair few things about the music industry right now that don’t particularly work in favour of the artists. Whilst we appreciate the business side of things, companies and labels need to make money which is fair… But, a lot of the ‘success’ and likeliness of exposure is based a lot on social media presence, likes on photos and followers on accounts, which doesn’t necessarily relate to how good your music is. Some bands/artists can make incredible music but don’t get the exposure they deserve because of the way the industry works prevents it. A lot of the fans of these artists are part-time, they’ll stream a song endlessly until another artist brings one out and they move on. I’d like to think we could have more personal fans, people who like Wolforna for who we are and the music we create. Not how many followers we have on Instagram.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Jack: I personally prefer gigging, the production side of things is cool and it’s really rewarding to see your music develop in the studio and come to life, get a real sense of achievement from it. If I’m honest though, I do just love playing to a crowd, it’s just an indescribable feeling getting to do the thing you love the most and seeing people enjoy it.

Adam: I love producing music in the studio. The feeling I get when I listen back to something and it sounds like I imagined it in my head is the most satisfying feeling. It’s hard work though and requires long periods of focus. Playing live is more relaxing and more social, and I can get drunk whilst I do it! So there are pros and cons to each and I wouldn’t want one without the other.

Alex: Music creation is the part that I prefer. Although I do enjoy the studio work and live performance sides of the band, the music creation is the most fun and most inspiring aspect of the band for me.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

All: The response to the tracks we’ve released so far have been really good, a lot of people we didn’t even know were into our style of music have said just have much they’re into it which is great to hear. I think the most memorable response so far is when we got invited onto a podcast by a guy in Boston, USA ‘Music Box Pete’ after he heard our first track ’The Fleet’. It was really cool to see how far our reach has got, and looking at our Spotify Artists account the only continent we haven’t been played on yet is Antarctica. We’re working on that!

What’s on your current playlist?

Jack: My playlist is a pretty eclectic mix… Ranges from Kanye West to Elton John, so there’s quite the range haha. I’m into so much different music my listening preferences change almost daily! Right now though I’ve been listening to a lot of The Last Shadow Puppets and Foals. I just think the music they create is awesome and love to take inspiration from those guys when I’m writing myself. I have to also admit, I’m into jazz pretty heavily at the moment, just think it’s the best music to chill out to.
Adam: I’ve been enjoying Dang! by Mac Miller recently. It’s so funky and has such a weird upbeat dynamic that clashes with negative undertones in the lyrical themes. Mac Miller’s (R.I.P.) flow is awesome and the production is super tight.

Alex: Aside from the bands I have on more-or-less current rotation: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Police; recently I’ve been delving deep into the back catalogues of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, which has been quite time-consuming. Also a lot of Jeff Buckley thrown in for good measure!

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?

All: It’s moving pretty fast at the minute, we’ve just released our latest single ‘Better Watch Your Back’ which has had a really good response so far! So we’re happy about that. Our focus right now is our next track in the pipeline and we’ve already pretty much finished recording it. It’s got quite a few more musical elements in it than our last track which we’re excited about showing people. Once that’s released, we’re going to start upping our gig game in the new year! We’ve created the music, so now we want to get it out there and play as many shows as we can to expand our fan base. I guess you could say we’ve got our plan sorted for the most part… It’s a pretty exciting time!

Famous last words?

The doctor said it will clear up in two weeks.

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Premiere: Stockholm Music And Visual Duo FELIN Aim To Bring Out The Rebel In You With A Fierce New Song ‘MoneyHoney’

Rebels FELIN are back with a new single. The duo’s song ‘MoneyHoney’ is out October 18th. Following their single ‘LaLaLa’, the Stockholm-based artists released the fourth single ‘MoneyHoney’ from their eagerly anticipated album expected November 1st. This ferocious new track aims to make you feel indestructible like victory is within your reach.

FELIN’s Elin has been writing songs since she was 9. Her menacing retro pop-rock energy has brought the duo to stages around Europe, including an appearance on the historic Rockpalast TV-show in Germany, and even led to supporting The Chainsmokers last spring.

FELIN shared insight on the track, “MoneyHoney is a modern Bonnie and Clyde story on speed about being madly in love, breaking all the rules and limits. This song is loud and fast – just like the adrenaline rush when you do something forbidden. It’s one of the most playful songs on the upcoming album and I wanted to capture that wild romance feeling when you feel like anything is possible.”

Presenting: ‘HoneyMoney’

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Indie-rock band Man With A Mission Releases new song ‘Dark Crow’

Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released their brand new single ‘Dark Crow’. The song is taken from their forthcoming EP of the same name out October 23rd.

MAN WITH A MISSION has also announced the release of a feature-length documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE –TRACE the HISTORY– due out next year.

The new single ‘Dark Crow’ finds MAN WITH A MISSION enlisting a bagpipe section into their frenzied rock music for the very first time. The song features rap and singing in both their native and English tongue and has been selected as the theme song for the latest TV anime series of Vinland Saga.

‘Dark Crow’ follows the recently released ’86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump’ also taken from the forthcoming EP. The song features guest vocals from the Fall Out Boy frontman and also achieved a major sync as the theme song for the new Japanese feature film Three Nobunagas.

MAN WITH A MISSION has been a part of major cultural moments in Japan and beyond. Their songs have soundtracked numerous anime films, TV shows, video games including Street Fighter V and also high profile sporting teams including Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Team and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax last year.

Elsewhere on the EP is the delicate ballad ‘Reiwa feat. milet’ including beautiful vocals from the Japanese singer-songwriter. A remix from the US producer Slushii of the band’s 2017 hit single ‘My Hero’ closes the EP.

MAN WITH A MISSION is one of the most important and loved rock bands in Asia today. They sell out arenas across their homeland and have also completed sold-out headline tours of the UK, Europe and US. The five-piece dominated a performance at Download Festival this summer, which celebrated the wolf pack’s rabid following in the UK. MAN WITH A MISSION has even more exciting announcements to follow soon.

DARK CROW EP TRACKLISTING
Dark Crow
86 Missed Calls feat. Patrick Stump
Reiwa feat. milet
My Hero [Slushii Remix]

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Interview with indie-folk band Easy Wanderlings

Since mid-2015 when  Easy Wanderlings had started their musical journey, they have created ambient, pop, soul and folk music.  In August 2017, they launched their debut album, the music of easy Wanderlings has become synonymous to a soulful experience.

Having won both National and International awards,  they have performed extensively across diverse spaces, from small intimate cafes and galleries to major music festivals in the country, sharing the stage with inspiring artists like Jose Gonzales, Anoushka Shankar,  Alt J, and Incubus to name a few.

Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?

I grew up listening to a wide variety of music since I was a child, thanks to my family. I can think of Ennio Morricone, Eric Clapton, Yanni, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, AR Rahman, Indian Classical Music, and The Beatles. My first experience with music appreciation was through my uncle who then had his living room fully equipped with a really good sound system and he used to invite few of his close friends to come hang out, listen to albums and appreciate good music. I understood what and how it was to appreciate good quality sound and music. It was just beautiful to see people have these moments and talk about music the way they did. It’s something that our band still does quite often where we have listening sessions and talk about what we liked.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

I usually come up with the basic musical structure and lyrics to songs first. Then I’d play it to a few of the Wanderlings and get their inputs, develop it further and then sit with the band members once again, but individually to work on their parts. We spend a lot of time to get the notes right, until it really hits us. Then we’d all head to the jam room and work on it till it feels good.

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Our songs are written out of simple life experiences, conversations, and observations. I think simply indulging in life is the best way to stay creative. If we just sit at home and waste the opportunity of actually living, then you got nothing to write about, and you are robbing yourself of all that life has to offer. We try to do as many things apart from music… go camping, traveling, do other jobs so we don’t put ourselves in a box. Secondly, I think having a clear peaceful mindset helps a lot, that being said, you get great stuff when you’re in pain too. Basically I think the trick is to dive into whatever it is you are feeling and exploring that space sincerely is a great way to go about it.  One other important requirement for me is that I have to work in a positive and clean environment.

As a musician, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?

True. It’s a whole different game now and the business side is something that we are all still figuring out one day at a time. It’s not just about the music anymore, it’s about lifestyle, social media, and data. That is not really a bad thing, it’s so much easier for artists to get their music out, but it’s just that the artist has to wear multiple hats and constantly promote yourself on all platforms to really be able to be noticeable amongst millions of other stuff out there. I’m not sure if I would change anything, I think I’ll have to be more proactive and smart about it.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Oh, that’s a tough one. I think my least favorite from the lot is studio work. I enjoy creating music the most and then jamming it out with the team. Then comes performing live and interacting with the audience to see how the music has touched them in some way. I still get nervous before every single performance, I’m so glad I don’t have to stand up on stage alone,  it’s so much easier with 7 others up there with me.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

There are quite a few. There have been couples who’ve gotten married to our songs, there have been some who got inspired to quit their current jobs and pursue their passion and there have been so many who write to us saying that the music got them through a rough patch. These are messages that help us get through the day and give us all the energy and motivation to keep moving forward. We’re immensely grateful to our fans, friends, and family for all the love and support.

What’s on your current playlist?

Durand Jones & the Indications, Jordan Rakei, The Teskey Brothers, The Milk Carton Kids, Daniel Ceasar, Snarky Puppy, Zero 7, A.CHAL, Brian blade & the fellowship, Michael Kiwanuka, Tedeschi trucks band (especially Midnight in Harlem).

Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?

We’ll be launching a single or two the next year. But a really good album is getting cooked on the side, we’re working on packing some of the best stuff together to create this one. Apart from that, we’re on the hunt to find a good agent to help us plan an international tour, hopefully in the UK to begin with.

Famous last words?

Not all who wander are lost- J. R. R. Tolkien

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