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.
In our review of the EP, we said, “Each track on ‘Love Kills The Demons’ sluices up an eclectic genre-smoothie, one that whizzes the sweets of grunge-pop with the piquant tangs of fret-shredding psych.”
We sent the group over some questions to get to know them a lil’ better.
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
If you went on a date with our songs and videos you’d have a whirlwind of a night. We’d start with a baptism of fire by slaying a dragon, then off to some kind of country hoedown with a couple of cowboys, a quick dip in the bathtub for a home style Christian baptism and then finish the night by walking into the sea fully clothed.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
As for most people I imagine, shredding the recorder in a classroom full of 5 year olds, throwing caution to the wind and the teachers sanity.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)?
The Shaggs, they couldn’t play their instruments when they started either! We used to have more of a garagey sound and I remember listening to a lot of bands like LA Witch and Death Valley Girls around that time, that sort of music style lends itself to being in a band for the first time and learning the ropes.
You’re all in London now! What do you think of the music scene there at the moment?
Our drummer Heather actually moved to Worthing on the south coast, she says there’s one venue, so not much to report down there for now but she’s working on it! London wise it’s still a thrill to be able to run wild and free around venues again, we’re quite into the idea of music x theatrics at the moment so anything with a dance routine or a performative energy is catching our eye.
Are there any other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
Sinead O’Brien, she’s incredible and we’re going on tour with her in October and we’re so excited! And Wych Elm of course, we love the imagery in their songs.
Who would be your dream collaborator?
We’d love to have some other instrumentation feature in our music, a harp, a clarinet, a violin, someone coming from a different style to us, a clash would be interesting.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to this year?
I (Jenny) just passed my driving test, so as soon as I can hustle up a load of cash I’ll buy a big convertible for us all and we can ride around Thelma and Louise style… more likely than that we’ll be cramming into whatever tin can on wheels I can find and breaking down on the motorway.
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
We’ll always love DIY and it’s ethos, so to to carry it from music into your world, visualise wha you want and try patch it all together somehow, whatever you love, do it!
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