How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Lyrics usually come from experiences, memories, good times, bad also. Most of our songs are about things that have happened in the past, real stuff, stuff that means something to us (and hopefully you!)
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Keeping true to who you are and writing music that has feeling and meaning. Of course, people have to like it, so, you gotta think about that but if it comes from the heart I don’t think you can go far wrong.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No. It’s much easier to express your feelings in a song about something than it is to talk about it. When it’s embedded in the music it’s like people can relate to you more and understand you.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Probably from a song titled ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ – ‘But tonight, I’ll dry your tears, I’ll surrender all my fears, and tonight, my love, I’m gonna make it with you’
What inspired “Hungover In The Sun”, your new single?
‘Hungover In The Sun‘ was written after a whilst on a trip to Spain, where my parents live, the opening lyric sets the scene ‘Taking a trip, down to see my folks’. It always feels like going home. It’s a song about having a great time and not worrying what tomorrow will bring. The song was written whilst being ‘hungover in the sun’ after an open mic night in ‘Brothers Bar’. The lyric ‘It’s a late night, down in Brothers Bar, now Daddy’s friends play their guitars’ brings back vivid and amazing memories.
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Are you currently working on the release of new songs, a new EP maybe?
We are releasing a few more tracks in the near future, stay tuned for more!
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
The best thing our producer said to us was after a pre-production session at our self-built studio. We were still trying to pin-point a ‘sound’ and we were unsure what direction we were heading in. We played a few songs and our producer said something along the lines of ‘it’s clear you’ve already got your own sound, it works, it’s just how you are as a band, so don’t change, let’s go with it. Hungover in the Sun sounds like US, it is the music we make!
What are your plans for 2019?
We want as many people as possible to hear our new music so we’re going to be working hard pushing it out there via digital and also getting ourselves at loads of great gigs. We’ve done some amazing things in the past year and we certainly don’t want it to stop!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your song “Hungover in the Sun”: Happy.
- The best show you ever played: Probably The Big Gig 2017 – a massive crowd including hundreds of our local fans!
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: A crate of Thatchers gold cider!
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Take It Easy – Eagles.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: ‘Depth over distance anytime my dear’ – Ben Howard.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Have arguments! You make up and work hard at it, it makes you see love again.