Hello and welcome to DIY’s introducing feature, Get To Know… getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.
Recently we’ve met best friend duo TOLEDO, rising multi-instrumentalist Tara Lily, Glasgow-based newbies Humour, London-based musician Ellie Bleach, Bristol artist Bingo Fury, and now we’re introducing you to the lush sounds of CVC.
Hailing from Church Village in Wales and now based in Cardiff, the group have just announced that their debut album ‘Get Real’ is set for release on 13th January via Secretly Distribution.
“The album was recorded with love in the living room of a student house in Cardiff around one microphone, as we searched for a new sound,” they note. “We used pots and pans for percussion, Welsh thunder for atmosphere and 40p Ramen Noodle soups for dinner.”
We sent them over some questions to find out a bit more…
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
6 radical dudes looking for a good time…
What’s your earliest musical memory?
Francesco Orsi: I was hit by an ice cream van and still can’t eat ice cream to this day.
Ben Thorne: Listening to Gloria Gaynor in the car with my mother and begging her to play the door song [‘I Will Survive’ - “Go on now go, walk out the door”].
Elliot Bradfield: Getting goosebumps from listening to the church choir at Christmas time.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)?
Red Hot Chilis for the heavy funky music; Ben Howard cause the girl I liked liked him; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for the crazy vocals and thick ‘tashes; Beatles for the hit making mastery; Chico for his punctuality.
You’re from Church Village and now live in Cardiff! What do you think of the music scenes there at the moment?
David Bassey: There’s a few good bands that have come from Church Village, our good friends Wynt and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, to name a few. And the Cardiff scene is bursting at the seams with great bands. A few more good venues in Cardiff and it would have one of the best scenes in the country!
Francesco: When we initially moved to Cardiff, we were blown away by the music scene there. It was motivating for us to see other bands like Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and Boy Azooga playing in great venues across the city. This has faded a bit recently, for obvious reasons - so we’re hoping to play our part in doing what ever we can to bring back the good times!
Are there any other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
Katy J Pearson for the melodic anthems; The Rotanas for the pure vibe; Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard for the work ethic and monster sound; Dactyl Terra for hard riffs and the freaky stylie; Shlug for the pure presence of the dons.
Who would be your dream collaborator?
David: I want Neil Young to play a 16 minute solo on one of our tunes… Carol Vorderman for a CVC x Countdown mashup hosted by Snoop Doggy Dogg and Will.I.Am to let the beat rock for us.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to this year?
We’ll we literally have like 4 albums worth of material that we’re itching to record so that’s what we’re most looking forward to. Otherwise, looking forward to quitting our jobs and taking our show on the road full time. And Connor McGreggor back in The Octagon.
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
Ultimately I think our music aims to make people feel alive. And from our live shows, we hope you walk away sweaty, happy and hoarse.
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