What is the bands name? My heart is a metronome


How did you come up with the bands name?

“My heart is a metronome” is kind of like a reminder too keep going, to never give up on your goals, especially musically. If you give the name some thought you’ll get it. 


What is your genre of music?

Alternative rock, maybe?


Give us a little bio about you as individuals and as a band.

We started out as a band about 4 years ago. Well, actually, it all started with Mattis Malinen (vocals and guitar) who wrote a whole lot of music on his own and then busked the streets throughout Europe. When he came back home to Sweden he felt the songs lacked a rhythm section. This is where Gustaf Simonsson (bass) and Felix Carlsten (drums) joined the band. Mattis used to collect live videos on his harddrive when he was around 15. One day he found a video of the band System of a down playing a show at Big day out festival. The guitarist Daron Malakian was acting crazy, running around stage, spinning around, throwing himself on the ground to play a solo. This is what got Mattis into playing guitar. The rest is history.



Gustaf had been interested in music for his whole life. Growing up in i family with his mother who was an opera singer and grandpa who was a cantor, it was no coincidence Gustaf started to play music at a young age. He did his first live performance as a new born baby, representing “the new year” on stage at a big gala party. He then used to perform on every big family occasion singin’ funny songs alone on stage. When he was 9 years old he was learning how to play the guitar. He was really focused to learn how to play a clean barré chord. He tried and tried, but did not succeed. He got so disappointed and sad that he climbed into a closet, held the door shut from the inside and refused to get out. That is what you call a real musician! Legend says he still walks into his closet when he can’t figure out the right chord for a song.


When it comes to Felix he literally started playing the drums on ice cream boxes, saucepan lids and plastic toys when he was 14 years old. He also liked to go to the kitchen, open the pantry and oven and hit everything that would make a sound. At last, his parents got so annoyed (impressed?) that they finally bought him a drum kit. However, we want to believe that they bought him the drumkit due to that they thought he had talent. Funny thing is that it is the same drumkit as he plays on, on the song ”Feel Think”.


What made you go in to music?

Music made us!


Are you a signed?

Yes! We’re on the fantastic indie label Soul City Enterprise, a label started by our beloved friend and manager Tobias “Pitbull” Rosén.


Your brand new Single is out ‘Tierp’, what can you tell us about it?

 it’s the place where Mattis grew up and spent his first 18 years. It’s a song about memories and friendship and how to hold on to that. 


What was the recording process like?

We recorded the EP in our rehearsal space with the help of our good friends Jakob Jakobsson Blom and Axel Tovedal. It felt a lot more like “home” compared to expensive recording studios and it also meant that we could put more time into playing around with sounds and ideas. And to go and take a swim in the river when we had to.


What was the writing process like?

Fantastic and fun. We love writing music together and we hope that reflects in our songs. We write together by jamming in the rehearsal space.


Who did you let listen to the single before it was released?

Close friends and family. 


You have released your EP’ Tierp’, tell us more about that.

It consists of 4 tracks which we’ve put our heart and soul into and are really proud of. The songs are quite different from one another, but they’re still held together in some weird way. 

It was written and produced by ourselves, recorded by the above mentioned friends and mixed by grammy award winner Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused).


Describe each track in three words.

Tierp – Disco, melodic, alternative.

Pick it up – Rhythmic, playful, technical.

Queen – Groovy, groovy, morecowbell

Bubble – Energetic, fast, bubbly


Do you play any instruments?

Thank god we do. Mattis plays guitar, Felix drums and Gustaf is slappin’ da bass. 


Who are your influences?

The list is long! Anything from soul classics to fast metal. 


How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Life and what comes with it. 


Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Hopefully playing bigger stages, touring worldwide and making a living off of our music.


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

We all have dayjobs. Mattis works at a home for people with disabilities, Felix is a management consultant and Gustaf is a building construction engineer.


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

I think it all varies for the three of us. For Mattis it was “Psycho” by System of a down. For Felix it was “Drain You” with Nirvana. Gustaf’s first own album he bought himself was Michael Jackson – Thriller. Memories are vague, but that album probably had a big influence.


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

Can’t think of one given straight to us, but a good quote from the legend Jeff Buckley is: 

“Be the best. No negativity. No weakness. No acquiescence to fear or disaster. No errors of ignorance. No evasion to reality”


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

Do your own thing, work hard and trust no one. The most important thing is to have fun though and try to hold on to why you started playing music in the first place!


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Life’s a bitch and then you die.


You get off a plane in your hometown,

1/ where is the first place you visit

Bäverns rehearsal space. 

2/ where is the first place you see

You see an awesome church/cathedral #hotforchurches

3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get

 Jappi – red curry!


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

Our instruments, merch, backdrop, fresh ginger aaaand… a setlist for Mattis.


You work with Quite Great PR how did that come about?

We found them through googling around for UK PR agencies.


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

First of all we have our own webpage http://www.myheartisametronome.com 

where you can read more about us and get direct links to all of our social media platforms. 

If you are a lazy one, here you go:


Facebook: facebook.com/myheartisametronome

Instagram: @myheartisametronome

Twitter: @MHIAMband

Snapchat @MHIAMband

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_sirsd9qo6wFKnBVv0pHQ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4aaBqtuCgkgQce4h3lZKDc

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/myheartisametronome-1




Former lead from The Undertones Feargal Sharkey teams up with Salute to make a change to the music industry. Creating a new TV Show show which will be driven by contribution to the app. Get ready and Good Luck!

The aim is to give them the platform to be able to make music, but music that they are very much in control of and a step away from major labels by giving the control back to the artist. The platform and competition has a brand new concept, not only is it the biggest cash prize (with no strings attached) for a music competition but it is very digital and audience focused. Artists will submit their music via an app which will then allow anyone to download the app and search for music that has been uploaded, maybe in their location or to suit their genre – so could potentially become the first unsigned music streaming platform as well.

SALUTE has major support from Jamal Edwards who spoke at the event as well as having Unilad as their media partner.


What is your bands name? 
The Truebelles
How did you come up with the name?
It’s a faux take on 1940’s Americana. The word Belle comes from that. We like the way Amy Winehouse mixed it up with hip hop, jazz and 1960’s culture.
What is your genre of music?
The genre is good songs. We like to mix it up. We like to dance.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
Lorena is the lead vocal on Mister Nobody although we take turns on lead vocals. Grace has emotional versatility as a singer and Tallulah is the most developed as a songwriter. We share a passion for seeing more a dynamic and healthy representation of women in the media.
What made you go in to music?
Grace: Freddie Mercury.
Tallulah: Passion.
Lorena: I can’t remember I was singing before I could speak.
Are you a signed?
We are a collective as much as a band or act. We all have individual projects and we do The Truebelles because we love it not really because we are legally bound to it.  
Your brand new Pop single ‘Mister Nobody is out, what an you tell us about it? 
It’s straight forwardly about standing up for yourself. its about a man who can’t find his own way so he relies on a woman too much so she has to stand up for herself for both their sakes.
Tell us more about the title of the single process.
Our producer came up with it. We think it’s really about him.
What was the recording process like? 
We work with a writer producer on the Truebelles we make alot up in the recording studio. It was recorded at Katie Melua’s keyboardist’s studio.
What was the writing process like?
The writing, recording and producing processes all bleed into each other on this project.
Who did you show Mister Nobody to first?
We played it to a film director as we knew right away it was the song we wanted to launch with.
Will we see an Album or Ep this year? 
Most of the album is recorded we had to break off a few times as Tallulah was filming for Television and Lorena had some huge Gigs at the O2 in Scottland.
Do you have any gigs coming up, if so where will you be heading?
We plan to do a few low key spots although it depends how well the single does.
Do you play any instruments?
Tallulah: I play Guitar.
Lorena: I write top line melodies and use a work station so I play synth.
Grace: Keyboards in the studio. 
Who are your influences?

Grace: Freddie Mercury, Chromeo, Christina Aguilera… Too many to mention. Prince also. 

Tallulah: Kate Bush. I really like a lot of electronica such as Oh Wonder, James Blake. So many.
Lorena: Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Jill Scott, Santana, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder.
Tallulah, youve had experience in the Enetertainment industry doing voice over and currently in the top 12 of Britains Next Top Model which congrataulations might we add… what is the best advice you’ve been given and passed it on? 
Lorena: I did some ADR for Margo Robbie’s Jane in the Tarzan movie, best advice is “learn from your mistakes”.
Tallulah: best advice “go for it”.
Grace: from mother. it’s “failing to prepare, is preparation for failure”
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Grace; you just start somewhere and then keep going until you finish.
Lorena: If you are a good listener it helps you. You pick up on all kinds of sounds from your environment and it helps to inspire.
Tallulah: it’s comes from deep inside.
How do you prepare? 
We get naked under a full moon. 
Would you be up for collaborations with other artists if so how could they contact you?
Grace: Yes.
Lorena: Maybe
Tallulah: Don’t call us we’ll call you.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Tallulah; in the mirror.
Grace: Running the Queen Vic in Eastenders. Is that show still on ?
Lorena: I’d like to Expand from my ADR and do some Character movie acting.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Tallulah: Paint, modelling also.
Grace: I like to relax with my cats although I live with a guitar player so there is always music.
Lorena: Acting. 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
In harmony: ….”to many to mention”
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
(Already answered as above)
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Grace: if you’re a quitter, Quit. If you’re a sticker, stick.
Tallulah: if you’re a shitter, shit.
Lorena: Amen.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Tallulah: We don’t, were flexible.
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 first food place you go and what do you get

 Grace: it’s the same for all three Mum at home.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
Lorena: Five fingers to open to mic drop when you smash the gig.
You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about? 
Grace: We got our producer to call Pete Bassett and we all went to meet that one man legend and he loves us. 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Tallulah: Yes we do. (Mimes mic drop)
Grace: ha-ha
Lorena: funny girl.



What is your name?

 My name is Jodie Helen Dunn 

What is your genre of music? 

My music genre tends to be ballads but can vary into other genres. 


Give us a little bio about you. 

I’m an 18 year old Singer-songwriter from Swindon, I love expressing how i feel through music and i adore animals especially my house rabbit who loves pizza just as much as i do! I Grew up travelling a lot with my parents and took diving lessons at bubblemakers when i was little, whilst my parents were out scuba diving. I love adventures and being creative when it comes to drawing too. I am the youngest of 3, I have an older brother and an older sister who i am really close with and they support me in everything i do.


Are you a signed? 

No I’m not signed.


You released your new single ‘I Belong In Hell’, what’s the meaning behind?

‘I Belong In Hell’ Is all about being controlled by someone at your lowest point, where you begin to think that everything is your fault in an unhealthy relationship.


Tell us more about the writing process. 

When I wrote, ‘I Belong In Hell’ I was sat at my keyboard messing around with different chords and discovered something different, the chord sequence sounded very unlike the ballads I would normally write and was very deep. I then started singing ad-lib over the top to get a melody and I felt like this song needed to be expressed differently so when it came to writing the lyrics all I could think about was deep things like hell and fire, it really helped create the story for me. I have always started writing my songs by using the keyboard to find a chord sequence, and because I’m self taught, to remember the chords, I would use different coloured sticky notes and put them on each key to remind me which chords to use!


What was the recording process like? 

I found GreyStoke studios online when I was searching for a producer to record my first song. Andy and the Team had already started creating the backing track for my song so that when I got there I was pretty much ready to record my vocals. The recording process was long but the time flew by when I was in the studio, It took allot of practicing and hard work but was totally worth it!


Will you be releasing a video for the track? 

Yes, I am in the progress of planning it at the moment.


Will we see an EP or Album coming soon? 

 I am still working on new music and will shortly be realising another one and hopefully it won’t be too long before I can release my EP.


On the single you worked with Andy Whitmore, how was that? Brilliant, It was the best experience in music I have ever had. It really inspired me to work harder on my music and it all went too fast.


Did he give you any advice? 

Andy helped me a lot by advising me on Facebook tips and promoting myself in other ways, He pointed me in the direction of people who could help me with a music video and introduced me to Quite Great Music PR, which leads me to where I am now!


Any funny stories to tell us during recording?

 The whole experience was great fun and we shared a lot of banter during each day! 


Did you receive any advice from your collaborators? 

I haven’t collaborated with anyone as of yet, Andy Whitmore and his Team produced my track and gave me great advise but am yet to collaborate with another artist.


Would you collaborate with upcoming artists? If so how could they contact you? 

I would love to collaborate with any upcoming artist, it would be a great experience on its own working with someone who has the same passion for music as you do and perhaps different ways of creating their own. If they were to contact me it would usually be via my email ‘jodiehelendunn@hotmail.com’.


Who did you show it to first once complete? 

My Dad, because he’s not there to experience it with me i’m always so excited to show him the track once it’s been completed!


Do you have any gigs in the works?

No gigs planned as of yet, but should hopefully have some booked in soon!


Do you have any festivals you will be playing this year? 
No festival performances so far but it’s something I would love to do one day!


Do you play any instruments? 

I grew up playing the keyboard, I have never had lessons so I am only self taught.


Who are your influences?

 My main influences are Jhene Aiko and Frank Ocean because their style of music is really relaxing and I can relate to the lyrics of most of their songs.


How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

My influences inspire me to focus on every aspect of life and create my music around my own life experiences.


Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

I hope to see myself performing my own tracks to people who I have inspired through my lyrics and style, It would be amazing to become an inspiration to others especially through my music.


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

I work as an Administrator Monday to Friday but asides from that I do love to go out to town with friends on weekends when I’m free.


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

When I was younger, I listened to ‘Earth Song’ By Michael Jackson, it really influenced me to express myself through creating my own music and I felt so strongly about the story behind this song, It made me realise how much of an inspiration he was to others.


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

‘Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no-one would believe it.’


What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist? When things get tough, find the inspiration to get through that feeling and reignite your love of music.


What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

As I am inspired by Frank Ocean, my favourite quote from him would be ‘When you’re happy you enjoy the music but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics’ as it really pushes me to create lyrics that people can relate to.


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

 My own keyboard, My lucky ring, My microphone, My sticky notes (to help me along the way!) and finally my backing tracks for my new songs!


Your coming back from tour;

1/ where is the first place you go? 

I would go to my parents local, to celebrate all the hard work that was put into making the tour a success.

2/ who is the first person you see? My Parents

3/ where is the first place you go to eat?

My favourite place to eat is Prezzo so that would be the first place i would go.


You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about and what’s your best memory? 

I was introduced to Quite Great PR through Andy Whitmore who recommended me to contact them regarding promotion to take that one step further. I would have to say my best memory with Quite Great PR would be when i last had a meeting with them to discuss the next steps, and where i wanted to progress to, they really motivated me to really work harder for this and boosted my self confidence also, it made me feel like i had more people see the potential in myself.


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

My facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

My Instagram: JodieHDunn

My Snapchat: JodieHDunn

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNumber5Rules
Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/jodie.h.dunn.7


What is your name?Marilyn Carino
What is your genre of music?

Torchy, existential electro-soul


Give us a little bio about you.

This Edinburgh-based Brooklyn, NY native has shared stages and/or collaborated with musical greats as diverse as Mos Def and Talib Kweli (Black Star), funk/soul kings Sly and Robbie and David Byrne. Her “torchy, existential electro-soul” has been lauded as, “enchanting – a testament to the healing powers of rhythm” (Nylon). Her singing has been called, “powerful to the point of bringing you to tears” (Straight No Chaser) and “smoldering” (The New Yorker); Carino’s songs have been featured on major television shows and films, including the FX hit Regenesis and the 2015 feature, Someone Else.

Carino’s second solo album, Leaves, Sadness, Science imagines soul-mated collabs where Nina Simone, Thom Yorke and Lykke Li hang in stoned basement recording studios with Prince, Suicide and Boards of Canada, and features one song co-written and performed by R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills. The album charted in the top ten on college radio in the U.S. and made several year-end best-of lists.
Are you a signed?



You released your new single ‘When The Innocents Go To War’, what’s the meaning behind?

It’s a cynical read on love, how when people start a relationship they judge each other as potential mates, how the other might be able to serve their needs, even as they’re falling in love, which to me is supposed to be about accepting another as they are and taking responsibility for one’s own happiness.


tell us more about the writing process.

I “write” the most when I’m not actually writing, like in the shower, on the subway, songs whisper to me all day long. Sitting down and recording them is painful for me, its like doing a Rubik’s Cube, trying to hit on the one pattern that fits the idea.


What was the recording process like?

This album was actually fun to make, because I essentially heard the whole thing in my head before I started. I was really excited about what is was going to sound like. And I felt my singing was the best its ever been.

you also released the video, how much fun was that and what’s your best memory from the shoot?

I shot and edited the whole thing myself. The best part of the shoot was not having to please anyone but myself and be able to take as much time with it as I wanted. I love to collaborate, but I’m also a control freak in certain arenas.

You have a brand new album coming out Leaves, Sadness, Science, what’s the meaning behind the title?

I saw a Frida Kahlo exhibition in Atlanta, there was an installation of rooms painted monochrome colors, the floor, the furniture, everything was one uniform color. There were little signs describing how Frida felt about the various colors, yellow was madness, blue was peace, and green was “leaves, sadness, science”. It gave me the thunderbolt – I knew that was going to be the title of my next album.


Did you work on it with anyone?

No, but I have a genius mastering engineer who is responsible for some serious magical fairy dust on the finished product.
Would you collaborate with upcoming artists? If so how could they contact you?

I love to collaborate. Mike Mills of REM co-wrote and performs on one song on the album (“War and Peace”) and I’m working on a dance music project right now in Edinburgh with producers Hobbes and Jacksonville. contact@marilyncarino.com

Who did you show it to first once complete?

A great painter called Michael David – not only a deep cat but he used to play bass in punk bands in the 70s. He understands things.
Do you have any gigs in the works?

Booking my spring UK tour now, but I will be at the Clutha Bar in Glasgow on Saturday, March 4th, 4:00pm, a wee solo show.

If so which cities will you be going?

All over the UK, stay tuned
Will we see a tour with the Album?

Yes, spring-summer 2017
Do you have any festivals you will be playing this year?

Do you play any instruments?

I sing. Keyboards.
Who are your influences?

Eartha Kitt, Gregory Corso, Nichiren Daishonin
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

From living my life – trying to appreciate stuff and reflect on my own thoughts
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Doing the same thing, but getting paid more
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I’m an SGI Buddhist, so I spend a lot of time chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

All the terrible music I had to mix and record as a sound engineer. I was so arrogant, I thought, “I can do this so much better”
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Never give up, don’t forget to enjoy
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Never give up, don’t forget to enjoy
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“A sword is useless in the hands of a coward”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

1. To get there as close to hit time as possible, I get antsy if I have to wait

2. Introduce the band – its polite


That’s it, I keep it simple


Your coming back from tour;

1/ where is the first place you go? Sleep

2/ who is the first person you see? No person. Cats

3/ where is the first place you go to eat? Il Colosseo, Italian restaurant in my Bensonhurst, Brooklyn neighborhood, to carb up on pasta and the best bread ever. But now I’m based in Edinburgh so it may be Noble’s Pub here in Leith, I crave their veggie haggis burger, BEST EVER


You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about and what’s your best memory ?

I used the Googles to research PR firms in the UK. Actually DuckDuckGo, I’m not a big fan of Google

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

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

Twitter and Instagram – @marilyncarino


With her first professionally recorded track it is one that definitely shows how personal it is to Jodie even more.
From the start of ‘I Belong In Hell’ you can really feel a back story that you just want to know what it is.

Then the vocals come in so sweet but has that pop vibe throughout and a instrumental so calm yet upbeat at the same time.

I’ve had this on repeat since getting it in my inbox, Jodie you definitely fought back the bullies and an inspiration to everyone going through the same.
Check out ‘I Belong In Hell’ 


It’s just the beginigg for Jodie and I can’t wait for what is to come from her! Amazing release.

Follow Jodie on Facebook for all her updates


Ginny Vee being born in Italy and wanting to making her dream a reality she took herself over to LA and with her amazing vocals and performances Ginny signed to Disco:Wax apart of Sony!

The dance anthem  was arranged by Steve Manovski and then got spiced up with the vocals by Ginny that just give the track that extra special sentiment.
The performance throughout is filled with so much passion and just sets the fire alight with a bang!

So infectious in such a beautiful way and gets you in the party mood and ready for the summer!

Be ready for Ginny to be global, so much more to come!



R: Raúl (lead guitar)
P: Patty (vocals)
A: Alber (bass)
What  are  your names?
R: Our names are Patty (vocals), Alber (bass), Pepe (drums), Dani (rhythm guitar) and I’m Raúl (lead guitar).
What is the bands name?
R: Screams On Sunday!
How did you come up with the bands name?
P: It was this day in which we were all talking on WhatsApp giving ideas of band names –we all live in different parts of Madrid, so sometimes it’s hard to meet. Thing is, I have two small sisters and they were arguing over something, I don’t know what, to be honest. But I came up with the name at that moment. To be honest, I kind of proposed it as a joke, but we all liked it! So that’s the story behind it. Guess I gotta thanks my sisters even though they are a pain in the ass sometimes. 😛 
What is your genre of music?
R: We don’t like to label our music since we write anything we want without worrying about if we are making rock, hard rock, heavy or even pop.
P: Some kind of rock, I guess. Definitely not pop, nor jazz (even though I love both and other genres!). That’s the only thing I dare say. But, these times, I think it’s kind of a stupid habit to try and label music into something more specific. Who cares, anyway? 
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
P: The guys always leave the tedious parts to me! Thanks for the gift, guys! :* We met each other on the Internet three years ago, when we started out as a band. In my case, I didn’t know about anyone who was into rock at school or where I lived and even less that played it, and I wanted to be in a band so badly that i started searching on the Internet for people who wanted the same as me. I was so lucky that these guys were doing the same. We then started rehearsing, and writing music… and the rest you know it hahaha. We’ve been to the UK several times already –and we hope to do so again soon!– we’ve recorded an EP, released a single and are now about to release The Night, which we recorded at Sound-Hub Records. 
Are you a signed?
P: Nope, no one loves us enough to sign us hahahahaha. Do you wanna adopt us? *-* I cook really well (lie!).
you are set to release   ‘The Night’ , tell us more about it.
P: Well, after we recorded “Behave” we decided our sound needed to mature a little, that it needed to be differenciated from other stuff that was around us and that meant nothing to a lot of people. We were looking for ourselves. And, somehow, The Night was the next song that we came up with after that turning point that was Behave. We are really happy about it, I personally believe it’s powerful and catchy and has something interesting to it. I hope people that listen to it feel the same. Regarding the lyrics, I wanted to talk about this situation that is becoming more popular lately in which people, specially online, tries to look cool every single time. I mean, who cares about what you had for breakfast or if you went to a party with that someone you only met for one minute? Or if you just got cut your hair? C’mon, stop trying to look that awesome, life kicks all of our asses. Wonder how many people post about their shit. I think that is a way of escaping your problems, but escaping is not the solution, confronting them is. Anyway, those are my thoughts, people can do whatever they please. I’m too lazy and busy to keep people updated on my life.
A: It’s a step forward for us, a really important one in many ways. 
What was the writing process like?
P: I don’t know if Alber came up with the main idea or who did… I remember working on something he sent me and then he worked on that again. We then showed it to the rest of the guys and the magic began. It always works the same way, or almost most of the times. Someone comes up with an idea, brings it to the rehearsal, we start improvising over it and then… we get stuck for a month or two on some part hahahaha But we did come up with a nice track in the end, we’re really happy about it. And it’s fun to play live.
A: Someone gets to the rehearsal with a piece of the song and the rest of us start improving it and building it. Patty writes the lyrics.
What was the recording process like?
R: It was awesome. We were impressed about the song production. We loved the experience, although sometimes It was boring because we had to record one by one and repeat the same parts a lot of times. Even so, we could say It was amazing, and the studio workers were (are) very friendly and nice.
P: It was really different from the experience we had in Spain. I felt kind of free when recording and I guess I had improved my skills, ‘cos The Night was almost a one take, which made me really happy. well, we all had improved –thank God!. We all did much less takes than when we recorded Behave, specially Pepe, who had been rehearsing the song a thousand times. He was almost a human metronome! The guys at Sound-Hub were awesome, worked really hard and we felt our music was understood and not just criticised. They even invited us to doughnuts! Best doughnuts I’ve ever had. They had some amazing ideas regarding production and mixing that made the track what it is today, we really appreciated that. For example, they introduced some effects, which we had never though about. We were kind of afraid to use them. Now, Theu guys have bought some pedals and are obsessed with them hahaha Tom, Barrington and Doug (the dog) really took care of us! 
Do you have any gigs coming up?
P: Yup, we are preparing some stuff here in Spain 🙂
if so where will you be heading? 
P: Mainly Spain. We are waiting to see how people react to The Night and then decide if we move somewhere else or not.
What can we expect this year?  a new ep? or Album?
R: EP.
P: An awesome, catchy, powerful and… Just listen to it. EP!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any other artists or bands?
A: No.
P: That is one of the things I’d like to do soon. But, to be honest, I don’t think we have a track right now suitable for a collab. When that happens, we will sure do it!
R: hadn’t thought about it, but we’d like to do it. 
What made you go in to music?
 R: the feelings that makes you feel.
P: Everything! But mainly, it helps me release energy and talk freely about what I want–not that I shut up, anyway. What I love the most is being on stage, though I might seem crazy sometimes.
Do you play any instruments?
 R: guitar, piano, bass and drums.
P: I play my vocal cords! And the guitar. And I literally play WITH the piano and keyboards hahaha.
Who are your influences?
 P: My fave bands are All Time Low, specially, and then I also love A Day To Remember and My Chemical Romance. But, I think Bon Jovi and U2 have influenced me a lot.
A: Spanish rock bands like Marea, Extremoduro… International ones like Three Days Grace, A Day To Remember, Linkin Park…
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
P: when I’m waiting for the bus to go to work I start improvising stuff, when I’m at home doing the chores, same thing; when I am angry, when I am happy, when I am sad… Every moment is a good moment to come up with a good tune. Not that all of them are awesome, of course. Regarding the lyrics, I like to talk about stuff that people don’t like to talk about: problems! And not love ones.
A: From a lot of silly things the singer sends us.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
R: Hopefully being successful, but that’s complicated.
P: I always see myself on stage. Always. 
A: Playing at Reading!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
R: I study, look for a job, enjoy my spare time with my partner, friends and my PS4.
P: I work as a graphic designer, I do stuff for the band, study Japanese, watch tutorials, read, play with my cat Trece and get scratched by him, go out with my friends and boyfriend, and very few times: relax. 
 A: Not much.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
P: Wow, that’s a tough one. Hmmm, I think that maybe Scars by Papa Roach, Dear Maria by All Time Low, or… I don’t know, honestly. Rock made me go into the music scene.
A: No song in special.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
R: If you want results: effort, determination and tenacity.
P: I generally worry a lot, so this one was really good advice for me: don’t worry before the problem even starts, ‘cos you won’t be able to solve anything and you’ll just have a bad time…TWICE!
A: Heads high and never give up.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and  just as an artist?
R: Do whatever you want that you like, but it should be good and original.
P: don’t copy others, people are tired of copies. Pour your heart and your thoughts into it. Music is power, use it!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
P: Aim High!
How did it come about working with Quite Great PR?
P: They were awesome, really good people and professional. Looking forward to working with them again 😀
Where is the best places to go when your home?
R: What?
P: My room, that’s my small and private sanctuary. And then the bathroom and kitchen for physiological needs.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
R: The songs, the pedals settings, the choreographies, enjoying the moment and tht what I do I do it because I love it.
P: The lyrics, never stop moving, lots of water, giving my all and paying attention to all of my bandmates. 
A: instruments, stretching, water and confetti!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
P: Yes, give us some love! And share it


What  is  your name?  Nancy Black 
What is your genre of music? 


Give us a little bio about you. 

Performing started at a very young age with plays and musicals that I would put on for my family and neighbours. I guess, even then, I knew it was something I really loved to do. When I was 16 I joined a workshop designed to help young girls get into music and I was hooked.” 

With a developed sense of self and inspired by a copy of Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill, I formed the all-girl rock band at the age of 15. It was then that I discovered my passion for song writing.  
Tell us more about ‘Dirty Little Bass’ 

Dirty little bass was initially written in two parts. I’d had the chorus on repeat in my head for a long time before the verses started to come. I went through a messy break up, you know a girl meets girl and from that I knew where to take the song. It began to come to life. 
Who did you work with on the song? 

I have been really fortunate that at an early age I got to meet New York music producer, Will Angeloro. He understands my creative process and was a great asset in producing the track. 
You also have a video for Dirty Little Bass, what was the making like? 

It was incredible. I had no idea at first how I was going to pull it off but then one by one things fell into place. It started when a close friend introduced me to Earlstone films and they liked my concept and wanted to work with me. I went on to get funding through Kickstarter, where fans donated to my project. It was made complete by the talented team of dancers, actors and crew wanting to be part of the video.  

Will we see an EP soon or album? 

You will get to hear three new releases in 2017. The dirty little bass EP will be out on the 10th January. Then my new album to be launched in the summer. 

I’m also excited to be part of an international Hip hop group known as IVCLICK, it’s a new avenue exploring a different sound for me as an artist and we hope to have our debut single out in the new year. 

If so can you tell us more about it? 

The EP comprises of some brilliant talents including that of producers Will Angelero and Regah and DJ Simeon Belle. 
Do you have any gigs planned or a tour? 

I am really excited to be planning and rehearsing a new set. Keep tuned-in on my social media sites for upcoming dates. 


What made you go in to music? 

It’s funny but one of my biggest influences growing up was Britney Spears, I just wanted to be exactly like her, with the backing dancers, the big shows and huge infectious Pop anthems. Originally I wanted to be a dancer but I couldn’t dance to save my life, instead I took up singing and from there writing and I guess from that moment I knew music was for me, so thank you Britney, baby. 
Do you play any instruments? 

I play guitar but it’s rare I play it at gigs, I prefer to use it as a tool for writing  
Who are your influences? 

Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Alanis Morisette, Lady Gaga 
How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

Mostly life experiences, I have learnt to take what life has to throw at you and turn it into something that can be creative and productive   

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

I hope to be doing a world tour and had a few albums under my belt, I like to dream big, hey! 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do? 

When I’m not in the studio you might catch, me dressed in period costume promenading around the city of Bath indulging in my love of street theatre…. always looking for an opportunity to perform. 


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

Madonna’s ‘Like a prayer’. I used to listen to that on repeat and imagine myself performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury, crowd surfing and having bras thrown at me.  


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

Never stop believing in yourself, no matter what people might say. Have strength to follow what you truly desire. Have no regrets.  

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

Keep writing, keep practising your craft and don’t be afraid to take inspiration from the smallest of things. Value your music and don’t be too quick to sign everything away with the first opportunity you may be handed. Be prepared to work hard and research the industry. Listen to music of all genre’s and don’t be afraid to develop your style. 
What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

I’ve always loved the quote ‘Imperfection is Beauty and Madness is Genius’. 

You work with Quite Great PR , how did that come about?  

I contacted a few PR companies but the one that really stood out to me was Quite Great. I watched a few of Pete’s vlogs, they were very insightful about the industry, how PR works and how it can work for the artist. The team at Quite Great are incredibly helpful and I hope to work with them again in the future. 


You get off the plane in your hometown after being away;  

1/ where do you go first? To my nans house 

2/ who do you see first? My nan 

3/ what food place do you go? Grillstock, always! 


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

Instagram @nancyblackmusic 

Twitter @nancyblackmusic

REVIEW: POP SINGER @nancyblackmusic RELEASES ‘DIRTY LITTLE BASS’ – @quitegreatpr

The pop singer/songwriter has already collaborated with some great names but Nancy wants her own spotlight and ready to take that stage with a bang! 
‘Dirty Little Bass’ is a very upbeat and catchy song that you always want to hear on the radio to sing along to in the office when it’s a hard day or at home when you are trying to relaxing a song for any day and anytime this is definitely one! 

With the vocal melody dragging to along you just can’t wait how Nancy is going to finish the track.

With a fantastic structure and definitely a track that could be heard on many tv shows 100%
Just one oft he tracks with a video to show you what a treat you in for!
Check it out below with a video that has the perfect theme;

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