Interview with Karmilla


1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I had some guitar lessons when I was 11 and learnt a few of my favourite song and was hooked from that point onwards!

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

I grew up listening to a variety of stuff, coming from a family with diverse music interests.  From the British Indie music scene right through to Eva Cassidy and Jazz!! Oasis were a big part of my diet,  As well as Stereophonics and early Coldplay.  I always reach out to different genres of music though, as long as the roots are strong, I’ll listen to it, probably get obsessed with it and love it!

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

When I was a kid I wrote songs, they were terrible!!! but they helped me express whatever it was I was thinking about at the time, which was cool. After co-writing in bands through collage and stuff I began to seriously write my own tunes. Some of them even made it into the album, I’m always writing.

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

I play on a weekly basis. Sometimes solo, sometime semi acoustic, more often now with the band.
Semi acoustic set @ Readipop Festival http://www.readipop.co.uk/readipopfestival/
Full band set @ Mau Mau Bar, Portabello rd, London. Saturday the 28th August 2016.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Recording an album. I recorded with my best mates and worked with a great producer in a lovely studio in the middle of the sticks. It’s an important part of the song writing process to record a song.  And I was very fortunate to have this Wonderfull experience. It wasn’t all great though, it tests you in ways you can’t imagine!

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

www.karmillamusic.co.uk

Daniel William Daidone – Interview

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Having a famous musician for a grandfather didn’t dissuade me from trying it out for myself.  My parents always encouraged me to play music.  Growing up, I remember having sort of a soundtrack running through my head all the time and I was usually humming or singing something.  I started playing drums at age 11 and later I picked up a bass when I was 17.  I played the bass more like a guitar, playing chords on the higher strings.  At the time, I was really influenced by Rush and Primus so I tried to emulate what they did.  Oddly, it wasn’t until I was about 28 or 29 that I decided to really focus on playing guitar which is what I play and write songs with mostly now.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
My parents were usually listening to early rock n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s and I love how concise and spirited those songs are.  Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly and the Beatles.  It sort of set parameters for the pop/rock format – a minute and a half to 3 minutes, get to the point, get to the chorus and end it.  I still love listening to that and I like to write with those parameters in mind.  Sometimes songwriters think very idea they have is great and they have difficulty self editing.  Songs tend to get lengthy.  I’d much rather cut the fat, use the best parts and get creative with those parts.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I started writing before I ever picked up my first bass guitar at age 17.  A friend of mine died while I was in high school and I immediately came up with lyrics, and music for a song about him.   It wasn’t until a few months later that I bought a bass and my friends and I started playing.  I was always interested in writing and playing my own music and that was a perfect vehicle for it.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I’ve been in studio lockdown for a while now.  Between my solo record, Shapeless Things and a new record with my band Officer Roseland and recording tracks for the next John and the Cheap Dates record, I’ve been fairly busy but I think things will start to open up soon and I’ll get to see the sun at some point. 🙂
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Last year, my band Officer Roseland had a few songs placed on the Showtime series Shameless which was great recognition for us.  We were fortunate enough to be in a position where the music supervisor for the show was looking for our style of music and they liked what they heard.  Getting texts and phone calls from people telling me they just heard my song on the show was really cool.  It’s something I’ll always remember.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
My latest record, Shapeless Things is available now!
The video for my first single, On a Holiday is on Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSjoeAwYbt0&sns=em
You can listen and buy the record @ :
Code3Records.comhttp://code3records.com/artists/daniel-william-daidone/
itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shapeless-things/id1110555209
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/7mQnyFHfB0x1lgs5vwoCGE
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1
bandcamp:  https://danielwilliamdaidone.bandcamp.com/album/shapeless-things 

INTERVIEW WITH CARINA ROUND

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Music was always a part of my life from as long as I can remember. I grew up in Wolverhampton with a single mother and listening to music and dancing was a big part of our household. Then at around 6 I moved in with my grandparents and it was a huge part of that household too. My grandfather had a terrific voice. He would be singing more often than not singing and I just adored him for it. It became a big part of my physical expression as a child to go about my day singing my face off. Both pre-existing songs and stuff I made up in the moment.
 
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Musically, as a child Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music and David Bowie played a big part in inspiring me to express myself through music, as well as my grandfather. Japan and the voice of David Sylvian. I discovered Can very young somehow. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nick Cave are a constant. Kate Bush of course. The honesty and warmth with which Patti Smith writes poetry and the rawness with which she performs has been an ongoing inspiration. Nina Simone, Scott Walker, Bulgarian Womens choir excited me vocally. The recordings of Chess Records and Northern Soul was a big presence too. As well as what was on the radio at the time, Tears For Fears, Duran Duran etc.
Yes, I think maybe it has a very strong impact on what I do. It’s part of my musical DNA. Maybe more so than the transient influences and Inspirations that I pick up along the way.
 
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
With a view to it going out into the world, almost 20 years. As a child I would write all the time too. Simple expressions of my feelings about some event in my home with abstract beats and sounds from a Bontempi organ that I didn’t know how to play.
 
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
August 03 – Cardiff – The Globe – www.globecardiffmusic.com
August 04 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
August 05 – London – The Lexington – www.thelexington.co.uk
August 06 – Manchester – Factory – www.factorymanchester.com
August 07 – Glasgow – King Tuts – www.kingtuts.co.uk
August 09 – Bristol – The Louisiana – www.thelouisiana.net
August 10 – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms – www.thecraufurdarms.com
August 11 – Brighton – Green Door Store – www.thegreendoorstore.com
 
[with Special Guest – She Makes War at all dates: www.shemakeswar.com]
 
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5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
When CD’s become obsolete.
 
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
www.facebook.com/carinaround
www.carinaround.com
www.instagram.com/carinaround 
www.twitter.com/carinaround
www.soundcloud.com/carinaround 

Its also a good idea to join the mailing list on my website for regular updates whenever something is happening.

Line Mari Talks About Her Summer Single ‘Crush’

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who inspired you?
I´ve started learning on my own how to play guitar and piano at the age of 10. The music just came to me. You can say that I´m self-taught. I think I was about 13 when I started writing my own music down. After I started playing guitar and piano songs with lyrics and melodies started popping up. I´ve started hearing them in my head.
It was a bit annoying when it happened in the middle of the night though. It was a bit annoying than; it still is annoying today, especially when I´m very sleepy and I really just want to go back to sleep. Hehe. Nevertheless it is all worth it.
Today whenever it happens to me, I just have to wake up and write it down and record it. I also get songs and melodies in my head at any hour, not only at night.
I have also tried not to be inspired by any particular artist or band. I have always tried my best to find my own style when it comes to music.
But I must say that I do have a huge respect for other artists and bands out there. There is so much great talent.
If I have point out any artists or band that might have inspired me from music today it has to be Adele, Pink and the Foo Fighters.
First of all I love Adele´s style and stunning voice. She is an amazing artist. When it comes to P!nk she is just a fantastic artist and performer. Foo Fighters is an incredible band and have written a lot of really cool songs.
But I must add that I truly love vintage music. I have a great respect for music icons such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Prince and Jimi Hendrix and many more.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I have always tried to find my own style when it comes to music. I have tried not to be influenced by other artists and bands. But of course I do have a huge respect for other artists and bands that has produced a lot of great music.
It´s so sad that several great music icons recently have left us. I have tons of respect for music icons such as David Bowie, Prince and Jimi Hendrix and many more. I truly love vintage music.
I also listen to all kinds of music. That includes pop, soul, rock, punk, classical, edm – music and more.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I have played guitar and piano since I was 10 years old. I started out learning how to play the instruments by myself. Later on I also started learning how to play other instruments as well. At the moment I´m also teaching myself how to play fiddle.
A couple of years later I actually started writing poetry when I was about 11-12. I was really interested in poetry. And than around the time I became a teenager, the music just hit me literally speaking. I´ve started getting lyrics and melodies in my head. And I just wrote it down and recorded it. No matter what time of the day it was. It was sometimes a bit annoying when it happened in the middle of the night, when I had to wake up just to write it down or record it. It still is hehe.
I was very shy when I was a teenager. Therefore I didn´t perform any of my own written song material before I was about 16. Everything I wrote back then was so personal to me. My music has always been very personal.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
Right now, I´m actually planning some upcoming showcases, both in Norway and in the UK.
All the info will be updated on my home page: www.linemari.com
I have played on different venues and festivals in Norway. And I also did a gig at the Bedford in London.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Well. It happened to me a couple of years ago. I was going to a gig in Tromsø, in Norway. I was waiting at a bus stop. I had my guitar with me. Suddenly this little girl walking with her mum stopped and stared at me. She was about 5, maybe 6 years old I reckon. She pointed at me and said “Mum, I want to be just like her when I grow up”. And she smiled like the sun and walked past me.
That was really a confident boos. I will never forget that moment.
Otherwise I will never forget the first time I did a gig in London. It was at The Bedford. People there were so nice and gave me really good feedback.
And of course it was truly special for me when I got the opportunity to work on my upcoming album with such incredible and fantastic producers such as Rob Cass and Pearse MacIntyre.
It was so cool to record my debut album in London.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
http://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic
http://www.linemari.com
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Adam Lanceley – Interview

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I first got into music with the hope that I might be able to start something resembling a career when I was about 19 & had left East 15 Acting school realising that it didn’t really suit me. I had issues of my own that I would rather try to express than those of a character in a script in the way a director wanted me to. Looking back on it, I think I was quite lucky that the circumstances presented themselves to me so I could follow the path that I love & has been so important to me, helping me cope with all the good & bad in life. It was a colleague in a part time job I had while I was trying to figure out what to do with my life after acting school who suggested I started playing the guitar & he’d teach me. Much as I wanted to find I’d been harbouring a natural flare for the guitar, I quickly realised that I just wanted to write down all the feelings I had & give them my own unique signature tune to in the form of songs. I think my biggest inspiration was The Beach Boys. I drew strength from their beautiful harmonies & sincere, youthfully innocent lyrics to help me through a tough time I had with anorexia. I love their pioneering mixture of 12 bar blues with harmonies with rock music.
 
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I always loved listening to music, well before I even had an idea that creating my own kind of sound would become a part of my life. I wasn’t like all my friends way back when & when they were listening to the latest top 10  on Top of The Pops, I was more concerned with either listening to my Dad’s Roy Orbison – the Best Of … Collection or adding to my very old skool CD rack with other stuff from that era like Elvis, The Eagles or The Rolling Stones!  I think that this ‘alternative’ listening material helped me find my own style in the music I make today.
 
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been writing & playing for around 14 or 15 years now & used to gig fairly regularly around London. Due to an undiagnoseable energy sapping condition, I don’t play as often as I’d like to anymore – but watch this space… I’ll be back rocking soon!

 
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
The great thing about music, for me at least, is the best feeling & moment in music is when you record a tune that you’re sure is better than anything you’ve done before! So it’s likely to keep recurring. I think when it stops’ll be a sign to me that perhaps it’s time I did something else with the rest of my life!
 
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
The great thing about music, for me at least, is the best feeling & moment in music is when you record a tune that you’re sure is better than anything you’ve done before! So it’s likely to keep recurring. I think when it stops’ll be a sign to me that perhaps it’s time I did something else with the rest of my life!
 
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Prior to this – ‘Postcards from Then…’ album I have recorded 4 others, all available on free stream or download stores (spotify, iTunes, etc.) – feel free to check them out & enjoy!

Interview With Norell And The Dub Factory

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who inspired you?
Being a band there is no set answer to this question, we shall say that the majority of us can’t really recall the day we started playing music, it just happened at some point and it brought us all together as we are today. Inspiration has a different meaning and beginning to everyone of us, for myself Norell it was the incredible passion for being on stage performing since I was 5, for Niko on bass it was the love for the crazy green hair-style of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and more funny stories could come up but I guess we all agree saying that the amazing feeling of making music is what made us want to learn how to do it and become the musicians we all are today.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Listing the influences that each of us had would be as silly as impossible I guess, sometimes we spend our nights all together chatting and listening to old tunes that we used to love when we were kids and it’s crazy how different we were and we still are. But for some reason when it gets to play original music we’re all united under a sound and one name: Norell & The Dub Factory.  To answer your question here’s what we all grew up listening to: Norell started with pop music as well as rock from Pink Floyd to Queen when she was a teenager, funny enough Akira, the guitarist of the band, would say that Pink Floyd and Queen were the first bands he worshiped and took as a model too. Niko was into the hard rock sound of Led Zeppelin and RHCP, Carlo loved hip-hop music, local and international singer/songwriter music and Ska while Sam grew up with her mother’s wide music collection, most memorable are: Kate Bush, Guns ’N’ Roses & Diana Ross.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
The project started in 2013 and from then on the band has been settling down during that year until we finally established who the members where and what everyone’s role was. Most of the music which has been released until today has been produced and written by Norell & Niko but the full band adds some sort of magic and life to the songs when played live with all of us 5 together. We have been playing live for more then a year now and we’re constantly adding something new to the set which expands as get tighter.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We play quite regularly in London, we normally have at least 1 or 2 gigs per month plus any last minute show that might come up. Our next very interesting gig is going to be at The Gorilla perfume shop, that is going to be an acoustic session that will feature our songs associated with essences from the boutique, it’s going to be quite special, follow the link for details https://www.facebook.com/events/120263931727179/
More gigs will be soon announced so make sure you’re following our facebook page as we keep everyone up to date on that platform.
The Stow Festival and a few stages in Ibiza for the end of the summer will also be welcoming us for some shows.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
That’s a tricky question, we like to think that the future is going to bring us loads of incredible memories and moments that we will remember forever. Thinking about it, there are gigs that have made us feel incredibly good on stage and some amazing fans that have been following us for quite awhile now spoiling us with love and massive support. This make us all feel part of a great experience which can’t be divided in better or worse moments.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
The best place to get to know something about us is our website which you can find at norellandthedubfactory.com which is where you can follow us on socials, listen to our newest and older songs and get an idea of our look as well. Don’t forget to join our mailing list as well so to keep you updated with what is happening with us and to always get some treats and previous from us.
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KMF – INTERVIEW

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
 
Most of our parents are musicians or work in theatre, so we were introduced to music at an early age, and actually made to learn to play, or actually forced to play!  We wanted to play football, not lear cello, but it wasn’t long until we thanked our parents for their efforts.  Making the band was really just because we wanted to have some fun with our friends, and we took the instruments we could play and made that happen. That feeling of having a good time with friends is still what drives us.
 
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
 
We heard a lot of The Beatles at an early age, which we are again thankful for, and they have always inspired us and set a level of what great is. When we first found our own music it was rap, and Dr Dre’s ‘2001’ took us in a new direction, and still influences us today.  We get inspiration from everywhere, our friends love-lives and local Bergen rumours are normally the basis for our songs, and musically we listen to all sorts and find things we like and influence our approach to that particular song.  For KMF we’d been listening to a lot of 80’s classics, like Bruce Springsteen and The Cure, which many people have picked up on.
 
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
 
We made the band in 2004, we were aged between 15-18 and have been writing since then, 12 years!  We think it’s clear to hear the development we have made, and still continue to make.  They say it takes 15 years to become an overnight success, and we can totally get that.
 
4 – You guys play live a lot, how many show have you done so far? (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)? (LDN) 
 
Wow, I think everyone has stopped counting, but we’ve done thousands of shows. Or at least a thousand 🙂 We started off all over Norway, then Germany and now we go down to Mexico and South America a lot.  We still love to play live and there are new places left to visit.  We are really looking forward to exploring the UK, and that starts on the 31st of May with our first London show in 6 years.
 
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
 
Well I think a big moment for us was our first show outside of Norway, at Germany’s Melt Festival.  We had no idea how people would react outside our country and when they went crazy and got into it even more than in Norway we were shocked and relieved.  That was probably the moment when we realised we could take this further than we first thought possible, and that feeling has just grown ever since.  We got really really drunk later that night.