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Music Interviews : The Last Element

Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?
The Last Element originates when we face the passing of one dearly loved, the hardship of
a broken home or the breaking of hearts – it is the first spark, the first sense of emotion, a
first feeling that evolves into a creative mind. Bringing these elements together they find a
way to grow – Broken hearts fit like pieces of puzzles and these pieces mend into one big
heart.
We believe there are many like us, waiting to join our hearts.
Together we are stronger, together we are The Last Element.
My name is Jasper and my role is the lead singer.

Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?
We started a while ago, Jan and Robert already knew each other from previous musical
endeavors, later on they found Jasper and Noah and The Last Element was
formed!
For each of us it just fitted like pieces of puzzles, the sound, the style it all came together.

What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?
We make metal and in the future we would like to make metal :)! Kidding, I think we play a
variety of styles, but the core is metal/rock. We love experimenting and not binding
ourselves though, so each song has the opportunity to be what it’s supposed to be.

What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?
Hearing a song come to life, it’s just magical, when step by step you hear the things that
we’re inside your head being recorded and shaped into a whole. Furthermore Jan, Noah
and me we can really bring new aspects to a song when working together and sparring on
how it should sound.

What are some of your favorite themes to explore through your music?
That would be life, simple as that, a lot of emotions arise from the daily, when I write lyrics
it’s always inspired by real life events that I go through, some I’ve been through and some
are happening, but mostly I just write what pops up in my head. I guess it’s mostly inspired
by darker themes in my life, or at least troubles we as humans deal with. I need a pen and
paper to clear my head, screaming and singing it all out of my head when I record. In the
end it’s something we all face and we all have different ways of expressing what we feel.
I’m sure a lot of people can relate to the lyrics, cause honestly it’s not about me… it’s about
you.

Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your
work?

There are tooo many! But a small sample of artists I love and that influenced me in no
particular order.
Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park, Slipknot to
name a few. In different stages of my live I wanted to sound exactly like some of those guys and I wondered if I ever could sing or sound like that. In the end though, it’s all
different styles that I fooled around with, that helped me get better and helped me find my
own sound/voice.

Where can someone looking for your music, find it?
Everywhere! We’re on Spotify, Pandora, Youtube, Deezer, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch…
just everything. But if you want a quick link, here you can find us on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7L9ieGr5a3eLcVo9fvVipB

What’s your favorite part about touring/ doing live performances?
Giving it our all, seeing the crowd respond and meeting new people! It’s just such a blast
to perform and especially when it’s a bigger show, seeing so many people enjoy the music
you make, it’s the best feeling in the world.

What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?
Always be strong and hold on, life has some pretty nasty twists, but also so much beauty,
Each of our songs tries to shed light on both aspects, but in the end I believe we are made
to be with each other, finding strength as one, sharing our hearts our laughs our everything
with the people around us. So keep sharing yourself with the world.

Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the
band?

Hopefully doing some very cool shows, releasing an epic album and meeting a lot of cool
people along the way. We really want to aim for the stars, probably gonna be hard, but it’s
all about the journey right. We love making music and love playing the songs we wrote, it’s
amazing to see how many people have already joined our crusade to conquer the world.
Hopefully you will become one of them as well !

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Music Interviews : Belau

  1. Where did you guys meet and what’s the story behind your band?

We know each other from age 10, both of us big music fans, as friends we definetely would like to have a band together.

  1. What kind of music inspires you and how would like to contribute to it through your music?

Inspired primarly by downtempo, electronica music, but we like many artist from other genres from r&b to folk.

3. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?

The best part of making music when you realize that this song will be a good one. 😊

  1. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?

Travel, but not just physical way.

  1. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?

Bonobo,Zero 7, Odesza, and many more. 😊

  1. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

Everywhere on classic online stores from Spotify to Apple, our vinyl is on bandcamp.

  1. What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?

Meet with new people, visit some new places for first time, about shows, when we feel people get and give some energies to/from us.

8.Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band?

In April we’ll release our new album which is the Deluxe version of Colourwave, hopefully, if covid situation will be better, we can tour again

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Music Interviews : Flush

  1. Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?

Hey, we are Flush from Finland. Members are Lasse (vocals, guitars, songs), Janne (guitars), Eero (bass) and Börje (Drums). This is Lasse responding to the questions.


2. Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?

The original core of the band met in the Helsinki suburbs when we were kids. Back then, kids wore cowboy outfits and played with toy guns, so that’s how we got started. After a few band iterations we formed Flush, mostly inspired by punk and various forms of alternative rock. The current line-up was established in 2018 and it is when things really started taking off again.


3. What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?

We are typically described as either punk rock or some form of alternative rock. These genre categories are quite difficult, as we don’t directly fit into one specific bucket. We like to explore various shapes and sounds. In the near future, I think we might explore slightly heavier and edgier sounds. Time will tell though…


4. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?

As the songwriter I am always fascinated by how the song ideas, riffs and melodies I have, change and take shape once the band starts arranging it. The songs always end up sounding like Flush, regardless of different I sometimes think they are. For me, music is my most important form of therapy and it helps dealing with my struggles and anxieties. Writing music is not a choice but a must for me.


5. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?

I write about real things that I see or experience. Some songs are relationships songs, some about fears and anxieties, some about the society and politics… all the real stuff. Recently I have been exploring more third-person story-based writing, where fiction meets reality.


6. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?
Usually we mention bands like Bad Religion and Pavement, who are great examples of integrity and authenticity. In terms of song writing and creating musical art, the two big names are Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Extremely creative, bold, authentic, and inspirational music.

7. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

We are available on all digital platforms. Easiest way to find is to go to our website https://flush.rocks to find the links, or then search for the band Flush and album name ‘It Began as a Mistake’ (released October 2020).


8. What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?

Playing live is the best part of being in a band. It is where all the hard work comes together and we get to share it with people. Studio work and practicing is great, but the real thing is live shows. It’s why we do this.


9. What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?

Our lyrics deal with the darker side of life, but our point is to give people glimpses of hope in the despair that surround us. When we support each other, we can get through the hardest of times, together.


10. Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band?The first and most pressing thing is for the world to return to some form of normalcy so that live music can return again. We haven’t gotten to celebrate and promote our new album, so we hope to be able to play some shows sometime in 2021. We have some new material in the works as well, so maybe we will record something in the new year too. Look us up on Facebook (https://facebook.com/flushmusic) or check our website at https://flush.rocks to stay updated on our plans.

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Music Interviews : Esteban

1. Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?

We are Esteban.

You’ll find main man Stephen Wright up front singing his heart out and dancing to every note. Talking of notes, on guitar Liam Ryan plays tonnes of them in his unique finger-style funk. On the other side, and keeping the audience on their feet, it’s big bass man Ricky Houghton. Whilst out back, Samuel Cox will be keeping the atomic time signature ticking.


2. Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?

Officially Derby though we started many moons ago in 1995 when we were school kids in Staffordshire. A friend of ours got speaking to someone at a party who was on the lookout for a support act for his band’s gig. He talked a good one and secured the gig but there was actually no band yet, so he set about creating one. Everyone for miles said they wanted to be in the band but only three of us turned up for practice! We practiced and did our first gig as a three piece about a month later and quickly became a hit on our local scene, supporting the visiting touring bands and basically being the school party band.

Fast forward 10 years to 2004, we met Stephen when Liam was studying Music Technology at Derby University, UK.We quickly got to work writing our first songs together and self-producing our debut album Still in Time and its follow-up Finding Will under the name Onion. Something was ignited back then, which ever since has driven us to continue creating new music.


3. What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?

As a band we have never tried to fit in to a particular genre, we coined the term ‘Desert Funk’ to describe our sound and it stuck, it’s the sound that we have always made when the four of us get into a room, funky bass and drums, four-part harmonies with a bit of Latin guitar thrown in. Sometimes we’ll rock out or lay it in the pocket or perform a ballad, but it’s always got this Esteban thing, it’s a groove that makes you move.


4. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?

Just being 4 friends together logged away…. Our quality control is always if a huge cheesy grin comes across our faces when we are writing a new tunes


5. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music? 

We’re a conscious bunch, we learn, we travel and we live the human experience. This is an essential part of our writing process; we translate these experiences into the music. We talk about the world we live in, taking inspiration from everything; special everyday moments or ancient tales, drawing comparisons to our own lives and that of the people around us.


6. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?

David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, and Queen, let’s just go with these for now otherwise the list will be endless. Bowie was a pioneer of music and fashion, his biggest influence on us was that he always did his own thing, consistently performing at the top, whilst keeping his personal affairs out of the limelight and pushing the boundaries all the way to the very end. Stevie signed to Motown’s Tamla label aged 11 and hit the top aged 13! For any aspiring artist, this is an inspirational beginning but to go on to produce some of the world’s most important electronic, boogie jazz-funk and to be still performing is utterly jaw dropping – a living legend. Queen came along and re-wrote the rule books during the late 70’s and early 80’s. A band that didn’t really fit a genre exactly, but new precisely how to use their individual talents to spur each other on to write perfect stadium anthems time and time again.


7. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

We’re busy promoting our 16 track Desert Funk album Jackpot Motel https://open.spotify.com/album/5UbZehCLMfVD17klFnIEKg?si=90_4MJy9Rq-keqNrMms8kQ. Like everyone here in the UK, we had to down tools mid-March, though luckily for us, we had just completed the last recording session which meant we could release it on July 31st.

Our fans have been genuinely thrilled to get their hands on the album. They’ve waited very patiently so, when it was announced that it was happening, our www.facebook.com/weareesteban was alive with genuine love and support, we are truly grateful for their response. We have the best fans; we wanted to make this record for them as much as for our record label and ourselves.

We have managed to release some remixes from the album too. Suburban Paradise (The Comfy House Mix) https://open.spotify.com/album/7N0tZQeoiy1dZK6pxRDnTV?si=iN_zPT3ERB6N-4xMAiSvVQ and (The Real Feel Mix) https://open.spotify.com/album/5FEX1m8D1PBjg7kids4JOr?si=5M7kv4E-Qcy_l1XF0tnVHg are something new for us. Mat Leppanen from our label The Animal Farm Music did a great job of taking Suburban Paradise to two musically different places, we are very lucky to be working with such a talent.


8. What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances? Can’t split that one. They go hand in hand. Going into the studio is like returning home after a long journey, laughter, good fun, high spirits and a bit of work! Live is when you can see all the hard work pay off and get to enjoy the audience response


9. What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?

As musicians we are tapped into all sorts of issues – probably too many to list. We’re a conscious bunch, we learn, we travel and we live the human experience. This is an essential part of our writing process; we translate these experiences into the music. We talk about the world we live in, taking inspiration from everything; special everyday moments or ancient tales, drawing comparisons to our own lives and that of the people around us. In all our songs you’ll find a powerful message – live every moment to its fullest!


10. Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band?

We have just released our second album Jackpot Motel, a 16-track desert funk odyssey and we’re chomping at the bit to take this new record live! However, like everyone we’ve put the live shows on the back burner for now. COVID has though for us, been a really productive period; we’ve doubled down on writing new material so, we’re heading back into the studio this year to record. Our label The Animal Farm are supporting us on this journey once again. There seems to be no end to their passion for what we do, it’s so unbelievably important to know that your label is on your side as a business, as a family and as friends. We’re in an awesome position and we are very, very grateful.

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Music Interviews : Plastic Barricades

Dan Kert, vocalist and guitarist of alt indie duo Plastic Barricades had a chat with Songs Voices Never Share

  1. Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?

I am Dan, I sing and play guitars and keys here in London. Across the channel in Paris there is Paul, who plays drums and keys. Together we call ourselves Plastic Barricades.


2. Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?

I just moved to London back in 2012 and needed a place where I could turn the amplifier to my favourite setting (landlady, living in a flat downstairs was very much opposed to electric guitars as means of self-expression). Meanwhile, Paul was running his own rehearsal studio 20 minutes walk from my first flat. This is how we met, but it took me 5 years and 3 drummers to finally make a full circle and come back to Paul, this time requesting his epic drumming and production skills.  

  1. What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?

We always aim to write songs that can help someone through a tough time. Hopeful and heartfelt. As for the future – we will have to see where our muse takes us next. Writing music is similar to an archaeological excavation – you go in for one thing, but might actually find something completely different.


4. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?

When seemingly random bits and pieces of electro-acoustical noises suddenly fall into place and form a song. That is pure magic and we cherish it very much.


5. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?

Life around is full of weird and wonderful stories. We like to write about the inner and outer worlds, juxtaposing them against each other. People are rarely who they seem on the surface. We believe in positive changes, that come from within each human. To change this world you need to start with yourself.


6. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?

The list is quite long, but we both grew up with The Beatles, Oasis, Led Zep, Nirvana and Foo Fighters. I am quite fond of early Coldplay and Snow Patrol and deeply in love with Death Cab for Cutie and Biffy Clyro, hope someday we will tour together with those brilliant lads.


7. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

That’s very easy – just put Plastic Barricades into Spotify or YouTube and enjoy the noises!


8. What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?

The best bit of any live gig is that you get to turn your amp super loud and run around the stage like a kid! Life is beautifully carefree when you are on stage.

9. What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?

Don’t give up, there’s so much more to explore!


10. Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band?

We’ve just released our brand new album “Self-Theories” last month and are quite excited to share these songs with the world. They were all written and recorded in a tiny 4×2 backyard shed – and they have plenty of emotions to fight a whole army of demons with. The future? Well, hopefully the world will get back to a more normal state of being in 2021 and we can finally gig again. That would be absolutely awesome!

Music Videos :

Tunnel – How would your anxieties look under a microscope? The video was made using a microscope with up to 1000 times magnification.

Optimist – “Labyrinths with open doors for an optimist”. Video featuring 8 houses, 8 cars, plenty of glassware, some benches and trees, a crowd of 300 cast members and around 20 buckets of water.

One for the Road – An ode to the freedom of exploration. Footage filmed in the late 1950s around the US by families with their brand new cutting edge handheld cameras.

PRESS-RELEASE

“Self-Theories” IS OUT NOW, an album about despair and hope, anxiety and optimism, lack of self-esteem and active search for it, maladies of the modern world, our responsibilities and reinventing ourselves for the sake of a brighter future.

“Self-Theories” facts: 

Written and recorded in a backyard shed in North-West London, mixed by Paul Love in London and Paris and mastered by Andy Baldwin at Metropolis Studios in London. 

Three singles “One for the Road”, “Optimist” and “Tunnel” have truly DIY music videos. “Tunnel” was filmed using a digital microscope, “Optimist” had a cast of 300+ in a fish tank and “One for the Road” used vintage road trip footage from the 50-s. 

Artwork for the album and singles was created by Elina Pasok. “When your world is turning upside down – step outside, change your perspective and have a look from a distance.” 

10 album tracks are followed by 2 previously unheard demos, that conclude the LP on a vulnerable note. 

“Self-Theories” is a follow-up to the 2017 “Mechanics of Life” LP. 

What are self-theories? 

Many choices that may eventually lead to life-defining decisions are fuelled by our internal „self-theories“. We create and nurture stereotypes about ourselves from an early age, and these stereotypes shape our thoughts, feelings and behaviour for the rest of our lives. However, we are not what we think we are, we are what we do. We are our actions!

ABOUT:

Romantic and honest, gloomy and curious, melodic and melancholic, Plastic Barricades chronicle life in the troubled yet fascinating XXI century, asking questions and trying to find answers. Based between London and Paris, Plastic Barricades are Dan Kert on guitars and vocals and Paul Love on drums and production. Inspired and influenced by almighty Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Placebo, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Nirvana and many others, the band loves to experiment with styles, sound and approach.

www.plasticbarricades.eu

www.facebook.com/plasticbarricades

www.instagram.com/plasticbarricades

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4XMzKbdDQLpa36cYrISsO7?si=Zw-2k3HPThOnCg8VqVzxmQ

SPOTIFY ALBUM LINK: https://bit.ly/selftheories 

Link to Presskit with photographs and art and logos – https://bit.ly/31sfl32  (LINK NOT FOR PUBLICATION)

All photographs and art by Elina Pasok

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Music Interviews : Leon Marshall

  1. Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?

I’m Leon Marshall, solo singer/songwriter, I write, sing and play the guitar.


2. Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?

I started playing guitar from a young age (not that you can tell from my skill level today!) and I started gigging at local open mic nights and folk clubs when I was about 16. I stopped playing for a few years to study Art and Sculpture and then picked the guitar back up a few years later and haven’t put it down again! I’ve been regularly writing and gigging since!


3. What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?

I’ve got a kind of Country-Pop sort of feel to my music, I’ve been described as Dr Hook meets Jamie Lawson and I’m ok with that!


4. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?

I don’t often spend a lot of time writing with others, although when I have done, I’ve really enjoyed it, enjoyed hearing other people’s ideas and different perspectives. 


5. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?

A lot of my songs explore love and heartbreak, like my latest release ‘Going Nowhere’ but I enjoy looking at other topics too, ‘Chainsmoking’ is about trying to stay awake at the wheel driving home.


6. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?

This list is massive, I’ll just give you a snippet! Elvis, Barenaked Ladies, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Luke Coombs…I could go on forever! 


7. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

Everywhere! Whichever streaming platform you use to listen to your music, it’ll be there! 

 
8. What’s your favorite part about touring/ doing live performances?

The crowd, I feed off the crowd massively, a lot of my songs have got pretty catchy hooks and often the crowd are joining in by the second chorus, I love it.


9. What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?

My aim has always been for people to take whatever they need from my music, for instance ‘Hold On’ could be about a relationship breakdown for one person, it could be about losing your job for another, but to me it’s about mental health, I just want them to enjoy it, and I suppose know that I do. 


10. Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans for the band?

My plan is to keep writing, keep trying to better my writing, keep recording and then hopefully sometime soon get back out there playing to big crowds! 

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Music Interviews : Dig Two Graves

Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band?
Kenny: I play drums and am the only one free to do the interview at the moment
unfortunately :C. I also like cats.
Josh: Guitar
Mike: Vocals
Jesse: Bass

Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?
Kenny: Me and Josh have been friends since elementary school and were both into music
for most of our lives. We formed the band in 2017 after we graduated high school. Josh
found Mike in a college class and he was very interested in the material that we had
started working on. We then needed a bassist and found Jesse on Instagram and reached
out to him and the rest is history.

What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?/
Kenny: Anything that I can add blast beats and unnecessary fills to really. We haven’t
really set any boundaries for ourselves. We’ll just have to wait and see where our musical
tastes end up.

What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?
Kenny: I like watching the progress of each song as they come along and then seeing
what the final version ends up being like. Most of our songs go through a lot of changes
from the first iterations to what they become.

What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?
Kenny: Mostly difficult times and sadness.

Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your
work?
Make them Suffer, Silent Planet, the gazette, Asking Alexandria, Kanye West

Where can someone looking for your music find it?
We are on all major digital platforms!

What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?
Kenny: I like watching the crowd really get into the music and vibe. Our shows are always
a good time.

What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?
Kenny: We don’t usually have any messages we try to get across, we just try to make the
music we want to make and hope people enjoy it. A lot of the lyrics are about hard times and experiences but I wouldn’t say there’s necessarily a message or statement trying to be made. People can take what they would like from our songs.

Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are your future plans for the band?
Once covid is over and we release our debut full length album we definitely would want to
do some tours. We had shows lined up but then covid cancelled everything :C.

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Music Interview : Dean England

Would you please introduce yourself?

My name is Dean England, I am a solo artist. I am a guitarist and singer.

What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?

I guess you would categorize it as acoustic rock! It’s very soulful and bluesy too.

What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?

I write about whatever moves me at the time. This EP seems to be about love mostly. The good stuff and the bad.

Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work?

There’s loads of people I love to be honest. Stevie Ray Vaughan comes out in my soloing all the time and The Eagles come out in my vocal harmonies, I also love Clapton and Hendrix. Hendrix was the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.

Where can someone looking for your music, find it?

“Feel Think Do” is out now on all platforms, Amazon Spotify, Deezer the lot. It’s also available on band camp too.

What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?

The actual show it’s self! Going on stage is the best thing ever! I can’t describe how it feels. It’s a flow of energy back and forth from myself to the audience and it gives me chills!

What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?

Lots of messages, I just want to write music that connects with people. For someone to hear and think “wow I understand this guy, or this song is really what I needed to hear right now” the amount of times that music has helped me through. It’s been my cradle when I have needed many times.

Where do you see yourselves in the future, or what are you future plans ?

Right now it’s all about promoting Feel Think Do… It’s been out a month and it’s doing well. I want to make a a splash with the EP and by the time the next one is released I want everyone to hear it and know it and for it to be popular as hell… Feel Think Do and the tracks from it are already getting loads of radio play but I want the next album to go bang!

Thanks for talking to me guys! Give Dean England Music a look on Facebook and Instagram and follow me there. Peace and love.

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Music Interviews : Fanni Mayer

Would you please introduce yourself?
My name is Fanni Mayer, singer/songwriter part time actress from Budapest, Hungary, I’m 28 years old and I’m a dog person.

What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?
Soulful-femineine power pop

What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music?
Everything, from the beginning to the studio through performing, honestly everything!

What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?
Relationships, human nature, being a woman, pussy power, stereotypes, self discovery, love, how to cover sh*t in glitter to make it gold, emotional recycle

Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has, had a huge influence on your work?
Two albums had the biggest impact on me as a teenager, Pink’s Missundaztood and Christina Aguilera’s Stripped.Also Fiona Apple, Lykke Li, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman, Stromae, Florence Welch, Rihanna, Beyonce and late 90’s and early 2000’s soul, pop and r&b music had a big influence on me.Nowadays I listen to a lot of Donna Missal, Grace Carter, Dua Lipa, King Princess, Rosalia, Billie Eilish and Yebba.

Where can someone looking for your music, find it?


You can find me and my music on every streaming platform.
My Spotify page: http://bit.ly/FanniMayerSpotify
My Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/FanniMayer

What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?
I love to connect with people through music, live performances are my faves, online ones couldn’t replace the magic of live music. I love every part of it from gas stations to stages and sweating together (haha), I love telling stories , I feel like the stage is my second home. I miss it too much nowadays..I like moving from place to place. Also I’m a big homebody sometimes. 

What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music?
Freedom, self acceptance, self love, importance of honesty, embracing our flaws, bringing different people together and share love, pain, feels to feel less alone


Where do you see yourself in the future, or what are your future plans?

I wanna make more and more music I wanna perform more and more, keep evolving, keep experiencing, staying curious.
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Music Interviews : Non Stop Erotic Cabaret

  1. Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the
    band?

    TF: My name is Timmy Faith, and I create the music.
    DD: I’m Damo Devotion, and I write the lyrics, and do the vocals.
    TF: Damo is the Morrisey to my Marr.
    DD: Timmy is the Lowe to my Tennant.
    TF: Together we are Non Stop Erotic Cabaret.
  2. Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band?
    TF: We met at a music festival.
    DD: I invited Timmy to come and do a guest slot at my club night.
    TF: Everything else just progressed form there.
    DD: We spent our nights playing out in seedy clubs, and our days in messing about
    Timmy’s seedy basement studio creating mashups and remixes to play out.
    TF: Eventually we decided to focus on creating our own music.
    DD: And Non Stop Erotic Cabaret was born!
  3. What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future?
    DD: That’s not an easy question to answer.
    TF: It’s essentially Synth Pop, but there are so many genres contained within that,
    and we are always pushing the boundaries with each new track.
    DD: The only rule is that there are no rules, and we let the tracks evolve organically,
    rather than sticking to tried and tested formulae.
    TF: Connected, our current single…
    DD: Available now on all major platforms!
    TF: … has drawn flattering comparisons from reviewers with everybody from Daft
    Punk to The Weeknd.
    DD: Whereas our next single, Mr. Moogie, has a definite Kraftwerk meets the Pet
    Shop Boys kind of vibe to it.

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TF: The songs dictate the way they sound, and we go wherever the tracks lead us.
DD: We’re genre spanners.
TF: Well, you’re half right…
DD: We have no idea what the next track will be like until it’s finished.
TF: We don’t really have a plan.
DD: Except to have fun.

  1. What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together?
    DD: We don’t make music together; we make music apart.
    TF: Lockdown has prevented us from being in the same place at the same time for
    the last eight months, and so everything has been done via the internet.
    DD: We have seen our productivity increase exponentially. Less chat, more music.
    TF: We mostly communicate through the music, with the odd email or text here and
    there.
    DD: The most exciting part of the whole process for me is when a brand new tune
    arrives in my inbox, and I get to listen to it for the first time. My mind starts racing at a
    mile a minute thinking of the infinite possibilities it affords.
    TF: My favourite part is walking on my own out on the moors, listening to the words
    and vocals Damo has come up with, and hearing how he has managed to turn
    instrumental tracks into proper songs.
    DD: I’m Timmy’s biggest fan.
    TF: It’s true. He is.
  2. What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music?
    TF: Technology and Science Fiction have played a huge part in both our lives, and
    they are both themes which run through a lot of our songs.
    DD: We also write about things we have experienced, and things we care about, so
    we have created tracks about everything from relationships to drone strikes.
    TF: Hopefully, one doesn’t lead to the other.
    DD: That would be a hell of a way to break up, wouldn’t it?!

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  1. Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge
    influence on your work?

    TF: I grew up on a diet of Northern Soul and rock and roll.
    DD: And I was raised by folk and country musicians.
    TF: We have both spent our entire lives surrounded by amazing music, and
    everything we have ever heard must have been an influence in one way or another.
    DD: Having said that, we still have very different tastes in music, and Non Stop
    Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell is pretty much the only record we both own, which is why
    we chose it as our band name.
    TF: It’s only really when other people listen to our tracks that our musical influences
    come to the surface, and quite often we had no idea until people point them out.
    DD: Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder, New Order,
    Human League, Gary Numan and of course Soft Cell… they have all been
    mentioned by reviewers and interviewers when talking to us about our music.
  2. Where can someone looking for your music, find it?
    DD: All you have to do is Google #nSECmUSIC and, as if by magic, you can see
    and hears all sorts of things we have created together.
    TF: And if you want to stream or buy our single, Connected, it’s available on all the
    major platforms from Apple to Spotify.
  3. What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances?
    TF: The immediacy of the feedback from the audience.
    DD: You know pretty much straight away if they are into a track.
    TF: When you work in isolation, as we do, we might think you are onto something
    good, but it’s only when you play it out live do we know if we’ve got it right.
    DD: If a track doesn’t go down as well as expected, then it’s back to the studio to
    make it more betterer.
    TF: It’s also great to be able to hang out with your heroes backstage at festivals.
    DD: And you get to use the posh toilets.

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  1. What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your
    music?

    DD: Believe in yourself, and do what you want to do, the way you want to do it.
    TF: Just a few short weeks after we stopped trying to please other people, and just
    started creating music to please ourselves, we were offered a record deal.
    DD: Unbelievable but true. We spent years chasing every musical fad and fashion,
    and the moment we gave up doing that, we started creating something magical.
    TF: Ironically, it turned out other people like it too.
    DD: Who knew?!
  2. Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are you future
    plans for the band?

    DD: Obviously, we’d like to be the first band to play on both the moon and Mars, but
    Elon Musk hasn’t returned any of our calls. Yet.
    TF: Like a lot of bands, our future plans evaporated when lockdown came along, but
    once we can get back out there and play live in clubs and at festivals, that’s exactly
    what we’re going to do.
    DD: Look out, world – Non Stop Erotic Cabaret are coming for ya