What’s the best piece advice you’ve received?
“Pick your battles”… courtesy of James Dring who produced our album Get Better. It applies to almost everything in life. Other people have opinions and sometimes they’re valid, sometimes they aren’t. You can’t always be right though, and you’re not going to get everything you’re shooting for. So IF you have to fight for something, make sure it’s really worth your time and energy.
Who’s your inspiration?
Whoever we’re currently really into musically. We each tend to get super obsessed with a certain artist and then write a bunch demos that are really influenced by that person/ group of people. Then when we move on to something else. We always end up appreciating a different aspect of the same artist, so we usually kind of find ourselves approaching things from different angles but (hopefully) with the same end goal in mind. Right now its Dr John, Air, and Black Sabbath haha.
If you weren’t in the music industry – what would you be doing?
I’ve honestly never really considered anything else. The odd thing is, I still don’t really feel like we are in the music “industry”. I think a film/tv set designer would be a pretty dynamite job. I really love the set designs of the classic mid 20th century Hollywood movies. You can totally see that the sets are fake but that’s 90% of the charm.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
I’d kinda like to be able to apparate. Doesn’t sound like a very nice experience the way that J.K. Rowling describes it, but we spend a lot of time in vans, and it’d be pretty awesome to not. Just think of the environmental benefits too!
What secret would you like to tell me?
TBH I’m not sure we’re quite there yet. Maybe we should meet in person first. Get to know each other a little bit better.
How excited are you to play NBHD Weekender?