Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
Hellooo! Thanks for letting us do this interview!!
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
I think we’ve all grown up with a love and interest in music. Each of us began playing instruments at a young age and from there we started getting into bands and just having fun playing with other people. We all believe that you should do what you love, so here we are!
Introduce us to the members and your musical history.
Dulcie- lead singer, Started playing guitar and singing at 7 and writing Taylor swift style songs in her bedroom. Didn’t study music throughout school and was self-taught but decided to study songwriting at uni because it was what she loved the most.
Tom- Guitarist, Learnt guitar and piano at a young age and in high school started up a band call Day Of The Moon with his mates performing as the lead singer. Went to college and studied music and eventually studied songwriting at uni.
Tamzin- Guitarist, Started learning rock guitar riffs as a pre-teen and acting in musical theatre productions. Then had a change of heart and stopped musical theatre to study music and also went to uni for songwriting.
We all became friends and started collaborating whilst studying songwriting together at BIMM Birmingham.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
It’s really hard but we are putting a lot of time and effort into developing ourselves as a band. We aren’t expecting superstardom right now, we are just happy there’s a handful of people enjoying what we do and supporting us. We are proud of our releases so far and want to continue pushing ourselves and making authentic music!
How have your songwriting skills developed over time?
We’ve all been writing for a long time so of course, our styles have changed and we’ve each found our own sound. As soon as we joined BIMM and started collaborating together we found the sound that we have today- it just came naturally from having a jam together. What you hear is us genuinely enjoying collaborating.
Tell us an interesting fact about the band.
We got the band name from the last 3 digits of Tamzin’s car number plate!
What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?
Spotify is a great platform for sharing music and discovering new artists and it has helped us reach a wider audience, however, we wish they would pay artists and songwriters what they deserve to be paid. We hope Spotify can improve on this as they DO have the money as a company to make changes.
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?
Haha not proper seriously but we do joke about the lizard celebrity theory from time to time!
Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?
We all invested in music supplies and equipment during lockdown but we’d argue that WAS needed haha.
What was the worst experience on stage?
We are lucky to say we’ve never had any horrible experiences! However one-time Tamzin’s guitar strings broke mid-song on stage. Funnily enough, it actually ended up adding to the set as someone from the audience just handed her a spare guitar and she carried on as nothing happened!
Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about.
Tom doesn’t like crisps which is super weird haha. Dulcie has a massive crush on Steve Carell from the office which is a running joke between us all and Tamzin is a really good driver and is obsessed with cars.
What makes you stand out as a band?
We have our own unique sound and we fully create everything ourselves! Our collaboration as songwriters is our strength.
What can you tell us about your new single ‘Outcry’?
Outcry is a big middle finger to the government and the control the media has over us. It’s definitely got a lot of anger behind it which makes it such a powerful rock song!
Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.
Tom came up with the initial idea for this one and came to me (Dulcie) with it, we wrote lyrics and melody together and then pieced it all together as a band! We were lucky to get funded by our university record label to record it in the studio which was cool!
What was the recording process like?
It was great to be able to record in a proper studio and get a better sound as we usually do it ourselves using our own equipment.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?
Trying to communicate effectively with the producers was hard at times as usually we just do it our own way and we know what we like.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
It would have been nice to spend a little bit more time telling people about the message of the song as it is important!!
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
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