DAVID MARK BULLEY AND I CHAT GIGS,TOURS AND HIS BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT THIS SUMMER!

What is your name? 

Hello, my name is David Mark Bulley.

 

What is your genre of music?

 

My genre of music is pop/rock.

 

Give us a little bio about you.

 

I am a singer/songwriter from London, England. Currently writing my debut album which is penned for release this Summer.

 

Are you a signed?

 

No, I’m an unsigned artist.

 

You released the video for your track ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ tell us meaning behind the track

 

The meaning behind this song is don’t always trust the people that surround you. Certainly within the music industry there are a lot of people out there who have a hidden agenda.

 

What was the making of the video like?

 

It was incredible. So many people were involved in creating this video.

 

How was it to record?

 

It was fun but very cold. The locations for the video were all outside and it was about 1 degree that day.

 

Do you have any best moments from creating the video?

 

I think my favourite moment in the film is that realisation on the bridge where we see the story unfolding. The shots are incredible and it’s everything that I wanted it to be.

 

Do you have any gigs coming up?

 

Yes I have.

 

If so where will you be heading?

 

I’m currently on tour with my good friend Sylwia Przybysz in Poland on her album headline tour the ‘Tylko Raz Tour’.

 

 

Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can you tell us?

 

Yes!!! My album will be out this Summer. We don’t have exact dates yet but what I will say is all of these songs come from personal experiences and from the heart.

 

What made you go into music?

 

I grew up surrounded by music so I knew it was something I always wanted to do.

 

 

Do you have any festivals you will be playing this year?

 

I actually just announced my first festival appearance in Burton upon Trent in the UK. I love festivals and hope to appear at a few this Summer. It’s my favourite type of show to play.

 

Do you play any instruments?

 

I play the piano… a little. Behind closed doors!!!

 

Who are your influences?

 

I’m very inspired by artists that came from similar backgrounds such as Adele. She worked her way up from nothing and it’s incredible to see her history and story.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 

People, life experiences. I write all my songs from personal experiences i’ve gone through.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

 

I hope to be travelling the world with my music.

 

You work with Black Rainbow PR, how did that come about?

 

They have been so supportive of me for a long time now. They have so much knowledge in the music industry and I’m so happy that they’ve decided to go into the PR business.

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

 

I love to travel. Visit and explore new places.

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?

 

I was obsessed with a band called Paramore…. I still am!!!! Just watching them evolve and grow as a band really inspired me. I remember watching them at Download Festival in 2007 to a tent of about 300 people and then seeing them headline Reading and Leeds Festival to 50,000+ … such an incredible timeline for them.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 

Stay true to yourself and remember why you are doing this.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

 

I’d say remember where you came from and why you do what you do. Remember who your true friends are and keep them close. They will be the ones that support you forever.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 

Dreams can come true, don’t let anyone tell you different.

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

 This is so tough because I’m really easy when it comes to gigs but I’d have to say …
1. My phone for snapchat. I always snapchat my performances for fans who can’t attend the show.

2. My tour camera. I love to blog/vlog my adventures on tour.

3. Skinny jeans… I live in them.

4. Sweatpants for the long travelling

5. Water!! Or a beer for after the show!

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

 I certainly do!!!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidMarkBulley

Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidmarkbulley

Instagram: http://instagram.com/davidmarkbulley

 

 

REVIEW: AMANDA ST JOHN RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘GROW’ AND NOTHING IS STOPPING HER NOW!

Amanda  St John is from Nothern Ireland and already had her music played on BBC and RTE and has had lots of great feedback and now I KNOW WHY!
’Grow’ is a song you take one listen and just be like WOW! 
It’s start with a peaceful instrumental that’s makes you really want to know what the lyrics will sound like just because you think it will kick in to a more upbeat tempo but it doesn’t it allows you to listen to Amanda’s journey.

The video accompanies so magical where Amanda is sat on a chair looking out the window at a lake.
This a song that makes you really think about what is important check it out below for your self;

Amanda  is also in her tour check out the dates below and get down;
5th March – Belfast Nashville Festival, Belfast

27th May – The Stables, Milton Keynes

30th May – The Green Note, Camden, London

31st May – The Latest Bar, Brighton
Follow Amanda St John;

Website – http://www.amandastjohnmusic.co.uk/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/amandastjohnmusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/amandastjohn_

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/BeatnTrackMusic

REVIEW: 24th FEBRUARY IS THE RELEASE OF NEW EP ‘A CALLING FROM THE SHORE’ BY REN 

You may of heard of ReN before on my page that’s because he released the first track some months back called ‘The Coast’ , it’s a song that’s shares the experience of Ren’s traveling experiences.With a instrumental that fits the theme so perfect you just want to shut your eyes and pretend your on this journey with him.
Next we have again that calm soothing feel throughout with track number two ‘ My Heart Belongs In Ireland’ much deeper that the first track but still has a constantly flow to carry you along! 

I feel more emotion in this song which really makes ReN stand out more. 
‘All I Need’ is a more of a upbeat track makes you turn you head straight away in surprise, a great surprise. Showing his vocal range can vary really makes the you love him even more!
Just three of the five tracks are above because  I want you to be surprised to hear the last two tracks so there’s a mystery… sneaky 😉 
 An EP that takes you on ReN’s rollercoaster of his musical journey and it’s wonderful 
Check out The Coast and get   yourself ready for 24th February when’ A Calling From The Shore’ drops. 

Also heading out on a European Tour and a One off gig for Time Out Magazine all details are below on ReN’s website 

http://www.renofficialmusic.com/
Make sure you keep up to date with all his music and get ready to hear more!

Twitter: @iamrenofficial

Instagram: renofficialmusic

http://www.renofficialmusic.com

50 YEARS OF ODESSEY AND ORACLE AND THE ORIGNAL FOUR ARE SET TO SAY FAREWELL WITH A BANG,I CHAT TO COLIN BLUNSTONE TO GET THE INSIDE GOSS ON THEIR BIG GIG AND BOOK

What are your names?My full name is Colin Edward Michael Blunstone.
 I am the lead singer of The Zombies.
What is the band name?

The Zombies 

 

How did you come up with the band’s name?
We had a couple of other names when we first started and then our original bass player Paul Arnold came up with the idea of The Zombies and it just stuck.
What is your genre of music?
I think The Zombies draw on a very wide spectrum of musical influences which gives them a unique sound which in turn makes it quite difficult to nominate a genre.

 

How did you meet eachother?
We met because we all went to school in a town called St. Albans.

 
Celebrating 50 years of ‘Odessey and Oracle’ , tell us your faveourite memory when you were recording it?

It was a wonderful experience recording in Abbey Road with some of the best engineers in the world, like Geoff Emerick and Peter Vince.

 

What was the meaning behind ‘ ‘Odessey and Oracle’ at the time and has it changed?
I think it was a reference to a journey and a story which it true for most albums. Famously artist Terry Quirk misspelled” Odessey” which has created quite a lot of interest over the years.
 You have announced The London Palladium on the 29th Jan, what has the response been like to that?

There has been tremendous reaction to the forthcoming London Palladium concert and already there is talk of possibly having a second concert.

 

Do you have any surprises up your sleeve for the show?

If there are any surprises it will be in the first half where we will play many new songs with the current incarnation of the band. In the second half the surviving original members will perform Odessey and Oracle in its entirety note for note.

 

Do you have any more gigs planned?

The Zombies will be touring The States during March and April and then through the summer we will be performing at festivals in Europe and the U.K.

 

What are you most looking forward to at the gig?
I think when we play at The London Palladium there will be a wonderful sense of occasion which can only be intensified by remembering all the great entertainers who have performed on that stage before us.
 You are also releasing a book in March 2017, how did that come about?

The book was the idea of Cindy da Silva from our management company TCI. And she has gathered together some fascinating observations about the band and Odessey and Oracle from many of the best known people in the music industry. It makes a fascinating read!!

 

You have been in the music industry for a while now, what has changed since you first started out?
The music business is changing very fast day by day from the way records are made to the way they are sold it is unrecognisable from the business as I knew it in the 60’s!!!

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
I remember Rudy Isley (from The Isley Brothers) very kindly spending ages telling Rod Argent and I to be very careful business wise. We had absolute faith in the people who were handling our “live” work and they let us down very badly. I wish we had listened closer to what Rudy saying!!!!!
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

I would always say never lose sight of what first brought you into the business. Did you want to be a successful singer songwriter, or write for film or whatever. It maybe that you will have to explore many other musical avenues to survive but always remember your first love and hopefully one day your chance will come.

 

You get off a plane in your hometown,

1/ where is the first place you visit
2/ where is the first place you see

3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get
If I get off a plane and I’m touring sub-consciously all I’m thinking about is the first concert. I’m not really all that aware of the details of where I am or what I’m going to eat. It’s all about the show!!!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Most important are my “in ear” monitors which allow me to hear very clearly what I am singing during the show. Then I need a record of my singing exercises so that I can warm my voice up before sound check and before the show. Throat spray help to keep my vocal chords lubricated. Stage clothes to make me feel a little special and a cold beer to set me up for the performance.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

The Zombies have a website http://www.thezombies.net which will lead you to our fan club and Facebook pages.

NEWS: YESTERDAY SAW THE FOUR ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF 1961 GROUP ‘THE ZOMBIES’ ANNOUNCE A ONE OFF GIG TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF ‘ODESSEY AND ORACLE’

The Zombies jammed in late 1961 but formed officially in 1962 with their Rock genre they went on to score British hits including ‘ Shes Not There’.

The last two years have seen extensive global touring from the current Zombie line up, with the release of ‘Still Got That Hunger’ on Cherry Red, bringing the band back to the Billboard charts almost 50 years after their first singles, their second nomination for the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, performances over two consecutive years at Glastonbury, an appearance on Jools Holland, performing for BBC’s Children In Need, two showcases at The Great Escape Festival and extensive support from 6 Music. Young and old fans alike, have celebrated the career of a band hailed in the USA as leaders of the British Invasion, a musical institution and prominent influencers for modern bands today.

‘Odessey & Oracle’ is the glittering gemstone in the bands rock crown. With ‘Odyssey’, spelt incorrectly following a printer error on the original artwork, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with sophisticated melodies, high hitting vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs. Hit singles throughout the 1960’s followed including ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Tell Her No’. Ironically, the group broke-up in 1968 just prior to achieving their greatest success with the chart-topping single ‘Time of the Season’. ‘Odessy & Oracle’ came out just after the bands demise and is now ranked by Mojo, NME and Rolling Stone in their ‘Greatest Albums of All Time’ lists. In the intervening years, while lead singer Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (‘Say You Don’t Mind’,‘Misty Roses’), and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (‘Hold Your Head Up’), the legend of The Zombies took on a life of its own. Their music continues to resonate today amongst generations of new bands, including such artists as; Neko Case and Nick Cave (who recorded “She’s Not There” for the popular HBO series True Blood), Paul Weller, The Vaccines, Beck, Belle and Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, The Temples, The Beautiful South and Eminem (Marshall Mathers LP2) to name only a few, along with providing a haunting back drop for Coco Channelsworldwide Ad campaign featuring Kiera Knightley.

The original four members are ready to rock the stage for the final time, to give their 50 year anniversary a party to remember.

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AND TO MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL TO THE ZOMBIES, THE FOUR PIECE WILL ALSO BE RELEASING THEIR OWN BOOK DUE OUT MARCH 2017 SO BE READY FOR A THIS SPECIAL PIECE OF MERCHANDISE!

 

 

HEADING IN TO THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG! LET ME INTRODUCE MOLLY REINOLD.A POP/ELECTROPOP ARTIST FROM BOSTON,USA!

What is your names?

Molly Reinold
What is your genre of music?

Pop/Electropop
Give us a little bio about you.

Molly Reinold is a Pop/Electropop songwriter from Boston, MA. The multi-talented 20-year old has been performing as a solo artist for most of her career, drawing inspiration from artists like Pixie Lott, Demi Lovato, Sia, Troye Sivan, and Astrid S. As an ever-evolving musician, Molly strives to create unique experiences for fans through her productions and performances.

 “I want to appeal to everyone. I want to every person to listen and feel connected to my music. I want to be on Spotify playlists everywhere,” said Reinold, when asked about what drives her musical ambitions.

In August 2016, Reinold released her debut single “Movies” on all social media platforms and has been gaining recognition in Boston and beyond. The song was produced by OH NO! OKATPUS at Red 13 Studios in Framingham, MA. The single has been featured on major radio stations in the Greater Boston area such as Mix 104.1, 95.9 WATD (South Shore), and 106.1 WCOD (Cape Cod), which included an interview and live acoustic performance that was nationally broadcasted on the iHeartRadio application. Shortly after, the music video for “Movies” was released on the Boston-based pop-culture news and entertainment blog Vanyaland. With views in the tens of thousands, the music video has increased Reinold’s already growing momentum and strengthens her credibility as an up-and-coming artist in the pop music scene.

“Molly has the attitude and the drive that it takes to become a serious artist that is recognized on a national level,” declared Mark Roberge, Reinold’s manager and one of the producers on her debut single “Movies.”

Molly Reinold is working to bring her brand of music to people all over the world. Currently, Molly is performing shows and continuing to release a series of “one-take” cover songs in a multi-media campaign, while working vigorously on writing and recording original songs to follow up her debut single. “Movies” can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Play, and more. To stay in touch and up-to-date on all things Molly, go to http://www.MollyReinold.com

 

Are you a signed?

Not at the moment
Your new single ‘Movies’ which is awesome has been released tell us more about it. 

This song came to me after watching a favorite movie of mine and at the end I kept thinking “why can’t life be like the movie” and the song was built from there. I think it is a song that everyone can relate to. The feedback has been fun to know that so many people of all ages want that “Cinderella Story” too:)))
 Did you work on it with anyone if so who? 

YES! OH NO ØKTAPUS! They produced it and they gave me a lot of say in the process. We always have so much fun in the studio. They are always making me laugh and they are so comfortable to be around. They are absolutely amazing and can’t wait work on future songs with them.

 

What was the recording process like? 

Any time you get to go into the studio and record a song is so exciting. I went into the studio with my catalog of songs I wrote and we talked about which song we wanted to record first. We all decided on Movies. We got the tracks started right away, edited the lyrics minimally, and then started recording.We were able to finish the vocals in one night and build the track the next few days to come.

 

How was the writing process for the song? 

I wrote the song right when I finished high school. I knew that I loved it the moment it was finished.

 

Will we see an EP or Album at the end of the year or next year?

 Yes! An EP is in the works.

 

You’ve performed in some great venues already, which has been your favorite?

 I sang the National Anthem at the TD Garden a few years ago. It’s a whole different type of performance for sure. It is an honor and it is so important for our Veterans. I feel like I need to do well for them. So to sing such a song in a venue like the TD Garden was extra special.

 

Do you have any gigs or a tour in plan for the end of this year or start of next year?

 I do not have any specific tour plans yet but hopefully soon! But I am continuing to play locally. We are focusing on finishing the EP first!

 

if so where will you be heading?

Hopefully EVERYWHERE:)

 

Do you play any instruments? 

I am self taught on the keyboard! I’d definitely love to learn more to better myself!

 

Who are your influences?

 I have so many but my top 3 would be Pixie Lott, Demi Lovato, and Ella Henderson. I love British music. Most of the music I listen to are from European artists. I also love Troye Sivan, Astrid S, Zara Larsson, Sia, and Ella Eyre. There are too many to chose from.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 Honestly it depends. Sometimes I see a word that I love for a title and write from there. Sometimes I’m watching a TV show and start writing about the characters. It is random a lot of the times. I never write one song the same. I could write a verse first or a bridge. Most of the time I write the second verse first oddly enough. It’s really fun that the writing process is different every time because I never know what to expect out of the song until the very end.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

 I have big dreams so in 5 years I hope to see my dreams achieved and on a world tour traveling, singing, and happy 🙂

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do? 

When I’m not doing music I am either on my phone, doing school work, hanging with my family, or reading. I love spending time with my family and friends. Their support means a lot to me.

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown? 

THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD VENUES! I’d love to play at The Bank of America Pavillion, its an outside venue, or the TD Garden.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?

 Honestly I would love to collab with The Vamps. I love their music. They seem like so much fun to hang out with. Somebody To You is one of my favorite songs by them!

 

If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?

 THE CHAINSMOKERS -I would love to be featured in one of their songs! They are so hot right now.

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

 Broken Arrow by Pixie Lott. She has always been a HUGE inspiration of mine. I heard one of her songs in a movie and I was instantly hooked. At the time Turn It Up was the only album she had out so I would listen to it on Youtube since I couldn’t get it on US iTunes. That song really inspired me to start writing and singing.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given? 

Don’t be afraid to write a bad song. Songwriting was really tough for me to get into because I thought every song that I wrote was cheesy and people wouldn’t want to listen to what I had to say, but I was wrong. Now I try to write anything and everything that comes to mind and the rest can be worked on later. Also to just not be afraid in general. A lot of people have told me they wish that they had the courage to do what I’m doing and that really puts things into perspective so I try not to be nervous and not think about anything other than making my dreams a reality.

 

What would be your dream show to have your music played on? 

wow that is a really tough question. I watch so many TV shows. For a show that is still running I would say Grey’s Anatomy. That show has amazing music. MTV also puts awesome music into their shows so I would say any one of their shows would be cool too. For a show that is not still on the air I would say One Tree Hill. Music was such a big part of that show so it would’ve been amazing to have a song on that show.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist? 

It takes so much time. Don’t think anything is going to happen over night because it’s a long process. I thought at 15 I would just get discovered. never understanding how much it takes and the work ethic you need. You have to keep fighting and trying because there are a million other people out there who want it just as much as you do. No is inevitable. Don’t get discouraged if you are rejected.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”-Babe Ruth (A Cinderella Story)

 

You get off a plane in your hometown,

1/ where is the first place you visit 

my wonderful bed

2/ where is the first place you see Castle Island

3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get : Dunkin Donuts and I get a nice Iced Coffee because I can say coffee is one of my favorite things 🙂

 

Where is one place in Boston you tell everyone to go to, if they’ve never been? 

Boston Common. It is beautiful year round. The garden is beautiful in the summer and the Frog Pond (outdoor ice skating) is there in the winter! or go and try and catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in the summer. It’s an awesome experience!

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

1. phone

2. extra makeup

3. music

4. a pair of shoes to change out of (walking in heels are not my strongest suit)

5. WATER

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

YES YES please follow 🙂

 

Instagram: mollyreinold

twitter: mollyreinold

snapchat: mollyreinold

youtube: mollyannamusic3

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mollyannareinold

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1234740645

 

LONDON BASED DUO ‘LISBON KID’ A ALT,ACOUSTIC-ELECTRONICIA CHAT BOTH PARTS TO THEIR EP AND COLLABORATING WITH SARAH CRACKNELL.

 
What is your name?

Lisbon Kid

What is your genre of music?
Alt. Acoustic-Electronica

 Give us a little bio about you.

Alternative acoustic electronica duo. Purveyors of laid-back earworm beats and mellow reflective moments through finest sonics and curious ambience. Songs and tunes for after the night before.
 

Biography

Lisbon Kid is a new London-based alternative acoustic electronica duo formed just over a year ago and now beginning to make waves.

 

The band is comprised of London-based Portuguese musicians Danny de Matos and Rui da Silva. Between them they have had many successes on both sides of the Atlantic as award-winning writers and producers working within a wide range of genres from EDM to techno rock, alternative folk to indie pop. Most recently developing and producing Chloe Howl for Sony Columbia.

They have just completed their debut album, which is a seemingly effortless and laidback mix of electronica and acoustic instruments, often with ambient landscaping and employing elements of sound design. Added to this is a huge song-based pop sensibility and emotional lyrical content that gives the project the obvious uniqueness that is Lisbon Kid.

The writing and recording process for the project originally began in Portugal from whence the duo hail, and then eventually moved back to London for completion. They have taken an uncompromising audio approach, allowing them to achieve a real and obvious sonic excellence. Lisbon Kid have employed the best in both vintage valve audio signal paths and acoustic instruments in the analogue world, and also the latest software and techniques in the digital domain.

Their combined experience as cutting-edge producers in their respective fields has also contributed to the vast warmth and beauty of the sound of the project.

Lisbon Kid have recently been described as “Purveyors of laid-back earworm beats and mellow reflective moments through finest sonics and curious ambience… Songs and tunes for after the night before.”

The radio and synch-friendly debut album also contains various contributions from a select handful of well-known luminaries from the alternative music world additionally bringing their unique personalities and feel to the forthcoming long player.

Featured artists and vocalists include Sarah Cracknell (St. Etienne), Lisa Billson (Orbital/Loose Salute), electronic diva Queen Of Hearts and Icelandic alt. folk song siren Hafdis Huld.
 Are you a signed?

Yes we signed to the legendary Wall Of Sound label early 2016

You released Part 1 of ‘We Look At The Stars’ tell us more about it

It’s our third single and probably the most radio-friendly track from our debut album ‘Lisbon Kid’. It references 2 people being together by a harbour looking at the night sky. It features the beautifully voiced Sarah Cracknell from St Etienne and remixes from the likes of trip hop/electronica genius Howie B (U2, Bjork, Tricky)

Describe each track in two words.

We Look At The Stars (album version) – astral thinker

Howie B Polo Remix – spaced-out smasher
Warriors Of The Dystotheque Remix – popping nebula
It features Sarah Cracknell, how did the collaboration come about?

When we finished the instrumental we always had her in mind to do the vocal on it. We first played it to her at her house in Oxfordshire, England. She loved it straightaway. She told us it was very her and understood exactly what it needed. So we decided to go into the studio a few days later and see what would happen.

How did the recording go?

It was a really comfortable, quick and easy process. We’ve been friends for a long time. Sarah has just about one of the most iconic indie electronica voices there are. She has no idea about how good she is at what she does. We knew exactly what we wanted and that was for her to just be able to be herself. All it took was some tea and biscuits to get us going. We wrapped everything up including backing vocals and all the double tracking within a couple of hours.

 You released Part 2 on December 2nd, tell us more about this part.

We did a re-work on our usual melodic style that we didn’t want to include on the part one release as we wanted the focus to be on the original album version and the Howie B and Warriors Of The Dystotheque remixes. We also had Spatial Awareness do an acid style remix for those of a more ‘early Sunday morning still going in a Hoxton basement with pills’ type of persuasion.

 Describe each track in two words.

Lisbon Kid Re-work – melodica electronica
Spatial Awareness Remix – asteroid acid-tripper

 Are you heading out on tour or have any gigs planned?

We’re currently curating an art exhibition that’s happening at the end of February/beginning of March at The Dissenters’ Gallery in West London. It’s for the audio-visual version of this album that we’re releasing at the same time. We’ve carefully selected artists to do an artwork for each of the tracks on the album. They’ll be paintings, sculptures and installations too. The exhibition will run for 5 days during which the works will be obviously be exhibited, one will be being finished by the artist in situ at the time and we’ll do some ad hoc live performances and special DJ sets all accompanied by visual projections of the album of course. It’s all very exciting.

 If so which cities will you be going?

Apart form London we’ll most probably take the exhibition with us when we return to do our Sunset Sessions in Ibiza where we did 2 separate tours during the summer. We’ll more than likely have to do something in Lisbon itself. (We first played there last year at the Sao Jorge Cinema. A huge and classically beautiful old venue. ) We’re also looking to do festivals in the UK and Europe in the Summer 2017.

 What made you go in to music?

We’ve both been making music not long after we were kids miming in our bedrooms in front of a mirror. We still both feel compelled to do music everyday. It’s the one constant in our lives that makes us happy (apart from our families). Especially through all these difficult times we all seem to be going through. It’s a strange world right now and music is like a balm for the soul. It makes everything OK again for a while.

 Do you play any instruments?

Danny plays guitars, basses, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins. He also bashes weird percussion things around the studio and stuff he finds in the kitchen and plays strange old keyboards badly. He’s the ‘Head of the Strings Department’. Rui is the ‘Synthmeister’. He twiddles knobs and sliders for hours on end until they’re just right and he knows the name of every single one of them.

 Who are your influences?

We’re influenced by places and events AND people… Sunsets, Brian Eno, Erased Tapes, Alan Watts, Grandaddy, thunderstorms, Iron and Wine, walks on empty beaches, Pink Floyd, Paula Rego, Jon Hopkins, Steve Reich, Salvador Dali, Alentejo wine, The Coen Brothers, Stil Vor Talent, Arvo Part.

 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

We write from our experiences. From what we see and feel and think. Whether past or present. In order to do that, you have to just go and live. Sometimes away from your normal day-to-day life so that you can have those very experiences that you can then document through the music. The more you live the more you know and it’s always best to write about what you know.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

More of the same. We’re lucky to do what we do. So we’d hope to be making yet another album. We learn everyday and that keeps things fresh and current.

 When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

We both are voracious consumers of other artists’ work. Whether that be music or art or film. We try and use all those forms to learn from and let them seep into our own work. We spend a fair but of time in Portugal where we find it easier to watch the sea and the coast and nature in general doing its thing. It’s sometimes good to have a break from the craziness of London.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Do what you want to do.

 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

Be yourself. Be kind. Believe. – Lisbon Kid.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

What we think, we become. – Buddha.

 You work with Hush PR, how did that come about?

Rui had already worked with Sacha and Danny had previously worked with the same company she was with before she went out on her own, so we were already aware of her and what she did. She heard the Lisbon Kid album and loved it. We wanted to work with the best so we insisted we get her to represent us. She agreed. It was all very easy and obvious really.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Capo, iPad for lyrics and arrangements, in-ear monitors, guitars, synths

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

http://www.facebook.com/lisbonkid
http://www.twitter.com/lisbon_kid

http://www.instagram.com/lisbon_kid