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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST NIKY PASOLINI 

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Nothing else felt quite foolish enough to go after.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

The tunes are by just me, Niky. I think the first song I ever wrote was about books and it was called Read Me, and me and my GCSE music class went and recorded it in a studio with flutes and violins, the whole works. Onwards and upwards. 

Name me your 3 favorite Albums.

Led Zep IV, Graceland, Magical Mystery Tour, maybe.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Probably something Paul Simon-y, like Homeward Bound.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, how do you feel you are doing?

Grand thanks.

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

Increasing awareness. Silent or ignorant bystanders are part of the problem.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

You can make friends with people doing cool things on their pages, and then bully them into using your music for their videos.

Tell us two truths and a lie about you.

This is starting to feel uncannily like a dating profile.

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

On the bright side, you can make lots of collab playlists with your friends. 



Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?

No I’m very vanilla. 

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

Sourdough proving baskets (^^) 

What was the worst experience on stage?

Forgetting the lyrics to Sweet Child O’ Mine in front of a bunch of year 7s.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I used to want to be a politician. 

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

Wormy tunes? Ones that will stick around, that you’ll want to come back to.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

This album mostly tells stories from my time at uni, classic crush things. The vibe is kinda acoustic/nostalgic, melancholy. Someone said it was their favorite winter walking record.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

I think I was trying to purge myself of a lot of romantic angst. The songs are almost all about one person, but they’ve become a bunch of different stories, about different people. Songwriting can be a little like acting sometimes. 

What was the recording process like?

I recorded and produced all the album tracks in my home basement, nothing fancy. My mic is currently propped up by a cut-out plastic pill jar. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Knowing when to let go of perfectionism for my sanity’s sake.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

The name of the album…? It was an accident and I regret it. 

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