What made you decide to start the band / become a soloist?
I’ve always wanted to be in a band
Introduce us you / all to the members and your musical history?
We have Nick Wemyss on guitar, Rhys Maslen on drums, Melody Wayfare on keys, Ned Roberts on bass and Kerry WIlliams on sax. I’ve been in bands since I was at school and we used to rehearse in the arches by clapham junction.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
I generally like the attention
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
No, I think the world is perfect the way it is
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
We have set up RGM USA sharig USA music with the uk scene and vice versa, what are your thoughts on the UK music scene?
It’s amazing there’s really a lot going on, I don’t know much about the live scene outside London as it’s where I’m from but the amount of great music available is insane and without a doubt the UK is my favourite. I also am a massive fan of American music and owe it a lot from inspiring me growing up. I remember first listening to Pet Sounds and playing the whole thing on repeat. Apart from when I discovered Michael Jackson, this was the first time I felt completely mesmerised by music
What useless party trick do you have?
Jokes I can’t remember
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
The Finsbury in November 2021, I really got to shout and scream and everyone listened
What was the worst experience on stage?
Being booed off by my mind
Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about?
I love singing carols
If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it?
Sounds are made from instruments that we’ve made with earth materials, which isn’t to be confused with the genre which is rock.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
Hopefully a broad range of style
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
Favourite song to play live at the moment is our new song Flight which we are currently in the process of recording.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
It’s called Golden Tree and it’s about evolution. We are all part of a family tree and we need to work together to move forward. It uses experimentalism to create an earthy mesmeric atmosphere.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
It comes in waves and once it has enough momentum itself generates until it’s busy writing itself. I wanted to finish off a trilogy of singles about existentialism so this is a resolute ending to what began with Dream Kit and followed with Forever.
What was the recording process like?
It was recorded over about 3 separate days and is always a tremendous experience working with Nathan Ridley carving out the best possible path. The singing was obviously my favourite bit as it’s a cathartic experience. The equipment at Hermitage Works is also incredible to work with.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No I’m very happy with it
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Keeping releasing singles and playing bigger shows
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?