The fearsome quintet’s frontwoman (Ash) and guitarist (Adam) let us in on the melting pot of influences that are behind the group’s storming new EP Anatomy.
Who are Indigo Moon? Who does what in the band?
We met while at Uni and now we’re adopted Liverpudlians. Except Adam, who’s the real thing. Ash sings, Hannah plays bass, Lisa on the drums. Brad and Adam both play guitar and Adam messes around with a synth too.
If you had to describe your music in a sentence, what would you say?
Dreamy psych and synths with big vocals and noisy riffs.
What’s the latest release you’ve had out – and what does it say about you?
We’ve just released our latest EP Anatomy along with a video for the final track Xin. We’re really excited about it and we love how the new songs turned out. They were finished off just before we recorded with the amazing Sam Bloor at his studio in Stoke and they came together really well. We think the new songs really show what we can do and the video hints to the energy of our live shows, which has always been a big part of the music.
Did you have any particular artists in mind as an influence when you started out? What about them do you think you’ve taken into your music?
We started out with the intention of trying something with a psych/shoegaze influence but it became a mix of that with Black Sabbath, Wolfmother, Warpaint, Pond, Pink Floyd, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala… all sorts! To be honest, we’re all influenced by a lot of different stuff and that helps to shape our music. Adam likes quite a raw sound whereas Brad’s obsessed with pedals and it works well. Hannah combines her crazy melodic basslines with Lisa’s drums – and Ashley’s voice is versatile enough to fit into all the madness.
Why is music important to you?
It’s everything we do! Our lives revolve around it. And we love how it allows us to bounce around on stage and see the crowd enjoy it as much as we do.