Interview with Thula Borah

 

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who inspired you?

It may sound clichéd and you may have heard this story a million times, but I first got into music when I heard Nirvana in the 90s. They just completely changed my life. Like so many kids, Kurt Cobain became my idol and inspired me to learn to play guitar and start a band. There was something about Nirvana that made it clear that anyone could play music, you just had to pick up an instrument and do it.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I didn’t grow up in a particularly musical household. I would say I grew up listening to the radio and chart music mainly. It has given me a love of some cheesy 80s music but I would struggle to translate that into any lasting influence on what we do now. Possibly a love of melodrama and big choruses could be attributed to that.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Since 1994 when I heard Nirvana’s Unplugged In New York. When I heard that I found an old acoustic guitar my cousin had gave me and just immediately started writing my own songs despite the fact it didn’t have all of its strings and was out of tune. I’d like to think I have improved since then.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

We average about a gig a month but we’ll be doing more than that in October and into November as we are on tour.

Our upcoming dates are:

22nd of October – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

23rd of October – The Green Room, Perth https://www.facebook.com/events/917433934969149/

24th of October – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh https://www.facebook.com/events/876419742434820/

6th of November – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

That’s a tough one as we have had quite a few. But I think I’d have to say our gig at Nice N Sleazylast year to finish off 2014. We played to a packed room full of vocal support and it was quite overwhelming. It was like a window into what successful bands must feel every night. I want more of that.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

The best place to follow what we are up to is our Facebook page. Out music can be found in all the usual place like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp etc.

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