Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: Definitely exciting, I have no idea what will happen musically and where the lyrical inspiration will come from once I sit myself down to write. I used to get stressed when I planned songs but I abandoned that way of working for a more organic approach.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Distraction is the best method I’ve found through the years. I guess I do have an intense level of concentration so tend to throw myself into one task completely.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Fairly easily but it’s rare for a song to appear anywhere near to it’s finished form. I usually write a song in minutes and edit it for weeks until I’m happy.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: It’s better to be silent than to say something unkind, words have power.
Q: What is your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
Ans: Song 2 by Blur
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Rhythmic Soulful Emotive Groovy Pop
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Inspiration comes mainly from observation of and conversation with other people. Sometimes it’s obvious who is reflected in the songs but other times it can seem more abstract.
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: Being a studio band there’s no live events. I guess the release of ‘Scream Please’ on the 14th of May this year is a big milestone as it’s the first ever release and will be the first time the public at large will hear ‘The Used Notes’.
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
Ans : Just one song. A whole Lotta Love by the Staple Singers.
Q: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Ans: DJing in a small local club and watching reactions as I played songs that were little known or originals to current chart hits. Priceless!
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