This five-piece invite you to get down with their hazy cosmic jive, as they bring a fresh new edge to the Skeleton Key roster.
If you had to describe your style in a sentence, what would you say?
Nathaniel: Pysch, pop and rock ’n’ roll.
How did you get into music?
Danny: We’ve all been obsessed with music since we were kids and creating music is something that has happened really naturally as we’ve matured and improved.
Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
Nathaniel: There are too many to name just one, but I saw Lou Reed when I was pretty young, and that blew my mind. I’ve wanted to be him ever since, ha ha!
Danny: Not really, but Paul went to see McFly.
Paul: Yeh, that was pretty life changing to be fair.
Do you have a favourite song or piece of music to perform?
Danny: We’ve got a song called Try It, which is great to play live. It’s always good to start a gig with a bang, so that one has been the set-opener recently.
What do you think is the overriding influence on your songwriting: other art, emotions, current affairs – or a mixture of all of these?
Nathaniel: Lots of things influence our songwriting; some are really personal and reflective, others address broader issues too, like a song we have called Softie. Mainly I think it’s just important to be honest and to try and connect to other people who might feel the same.
If you could support any artist in the future, who would it be?
Danny: Brian Wilson. I think he’s a living legend.
Tom: Supporting Nick Cave would be pretty cool…
Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in? If so, what makes it special?
Paul: It doesn’t matter where we play; it’s the people that make the gigs so special!
What have you got on the horizon?
Nathaniel: We released the video for our debut single Destroy The Evidence on Skeleton Key Records, and we’ve just been on tour with The Vryll Society and Clean Cut Kid. We’ve just been in the studio at Parr Street, too, so it’s all go at the moment.
Can you recommend an artist, band or album that Bido Lito! readers might not have heard?
Phil: Timber Timbre’s Hot Dreams is an album we’ve had on repeat recently.
Paul: Got to be Malibu by Anderson .Paak for me, and Turtles Have Short Legs by Can was definitely the after party song for the first week of our tour.
Destroy The Evidence is out now via Skeleton Key Records.