How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Usually I start with the music (guitar/riffs, etc.) then mumble a melody and random gibberish. Then I’ll just write about whatever comes to mind or whatever’s on your mind.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
The most important thing to songwriting is being able to capture someone’s emotions and being able to make people feel related to the song subject.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No, I think it’s key to write things honest to you because then it comes across as genuine in the music.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
We are children of the streets, don’t listen to a word about tomorrow cause the world its at our feet.
What inspired the song “Move”?
It’s about going to gigs and all the fun that comes with it (girls, drinking, etc.)
And “Are You Entertained”?
The feeling of being invincible and fighting the world/proving people wrong.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Cave Song”?
Yeah, I wrote it as a joke one day just for me and my close friends to sing, but it actually took off.
Among all the songs you wrote, is there a particular verse/lyric that has a special meaning for you?
I love all parts of the songs because each song captures me at different points in my life.
What are your plans for the upcoming months?
Lots and lots of gigging and rock ‘n’ roll!
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 “Move”: Pumping.
- The best show you ever played: Cardiff castle when we played support for the Manic Street Preachers.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Water.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” I used to love that song when I was a little boy.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Show Must Go On” by Queen.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Treat them mean, keep ‘em keen.