Cardiff’s own creative duo The Debutantes have just released their brand new single and video (If Paradise is) Half As Nice. We caught an interview with the band, to find out more about their journey so far, their thoughts on the scene, and their hopes for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * … Continued
Noah James Hittner “When performing live, I feel like I’m perpetually riding the fence between humiliation & exhilaration. It’s just wild, man.”
“I am not the type to hate on somebody for the music they make and there are songs in today’s day in age that I can appreciate. My music is constantly evolving so it is important that I stay open minded.”
It’s OK not to be a pack animal – to be weird, a misfit, a freak, nerd, rebel and to be, see or do things differently. Some people are threatened by that and see it as an opportunity for a cheap dig to feel better about themselves. We like to call them the “dream police”.
“The main thing we hope that people take away from Famous is just to be yourself and not get caught up in compromising who you are as an individual to keep up with the trends. That’s why it’s Punk rock.”
“As much as change is necessary, this song is about trying to hold onto a time in your life that you’ll never get back.”
Following the release of his superb and inspiring new EP Never Fallin’, we bagged an interview with Atlanta’s Drills to find out more about his music, his journey as an artist, and his plans for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * Hey – thanks for the interview, and congratulations on the EP. … Continued
“Sufjan Stevens was a huge inspiration. So I began bleeding that with folk sounds like Mumford or Lumineers. I also spent a lot of time listening to speaches by Alan watts.”
“The music industry is a place where many talented persons take a leap of faith to create artistic pieces with hopes of connecting with the intended audiences.”
“My mom would get annihilated drunk and play the same Rolling Stones concert (Steel Wheels) on a VHS (1990) instead of a kids show, so by the age of 6, I was building Lincoln Log Guitars and Smoking a white crayon, Keith Richards was my Dora or whatever kids watch these days. “
“I’m okay with it because I know that it’s relatable. I’m not the only person who has dealt with this scenario. I’ve always been pretty open about who I am, but never really on this level.”
Just before putting on a stunning live show at Cardiff’s Acapela Studios, the one and only David Ford kindly sat down for a chat about all things indie, songwriting, performance, promotion, and much more.
Prior to the release of their new collaborative EP, and following their recent introduction to Universal Flow Music, Brutu Music and RemyWest stopped by for a chat about their journey as artists and their plans for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi guys, congrats on the new release. For those … Continued