Amelia’s Magazine | A brief chat with frYars

There are so many talented and creative people out there that this year we’ve decided to showcase the ones that really catch our eye. First up is Danish fashion illustrator Mia Overgaard.

While training as a fashion designer in Denmarks Designskole in Copenhagen she realised her true passion was in fashion illustration rather than actually creating the pieces, viagra look so focused her talents on design illustration.
Born in Copenhagen in 1978, abortion she now lives in the grand old US of A, where she illustrates for magazines and fashion design firms.

She kindly answered some questions for us, so we could get to know her a little better.

Hi Mia, what are you currently working on?

Right now I am working on a website design for an up and coming Danish designer called Nikoline Liv Andersen. After that I am giving my own website a much needed makeover!


Who are your favourite designers?

This is actually a very hard question for me, because I find that there are so many extremely talented designers in this world, but if I had to mention only one, John Galliano definitely never fails to surprise and amaze me.
With that said Rei Kawakubo has the same effect on me, even though her approach to fashion and design is of a totally opposite tradition. I guess regarding successful design, raising emotion is key for me.


How would you describe your personal style?

I love items that have character and remind me of something from my childhood, both in interior design, in fashion and in getting dressed.
I love thrift stores and spend hours flipping through the clothes and looking at all the things left from another time. I don’t really follow a certain trend, but try dressing out of emotion and mood, rather than putting on whatever the runway predicts.
I love the way children choose to dress when their parents let them pick out what to wear. They follow no rules – but choose their clothes out of emotion. That is inspiring to me.


What or who inspires you?

Music, children, fairy tales, art in general, nature, my life!

Do you think you’ll ever go back to fashion design?

Maybe… probably, I just have to figure out the right approach to it though. I have to have my heart with me.


What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld‘s work as a fashion illustrator?

He is such an icon! But personally I would get bored with having the same look for decades! As for his work as an illustrator, I must say that he has years of experience and he has a great talent for depicting textures. With that said I think that his style is timeless but then again I do not find it contemporary… if that makes any sense at all…??

Yes Mia, it makes sense to us, so does your wonderful, whimsical take on fashion illustration.
With Omnifuss it’s all about engaging with everyday space. No white gallery walls for a backdrop; instead work must respond directly to the space in which it is displayed, approved forming an intimate interaction between art and place and blurring the lines between.

With their second show and seven artists stepping to the challenge, medicine Downstairs was all about domesticity in its rawest state; and where better to stage it but in their own basement flat in Whitechapel? It cannot be said that Sam Hacking and Christopher Patrick, treat the partnership behind Omnifuss, do not live their art. Learning about the lead-up to the exhibition was as intriguing as the work itself: converting your home into an art-space is clearly a major enterprise, particularly when said artwork consists in covering an entire bedroom, object by object, in toilet paper. “We’ve been sleeping under the bed and we cook on a camping stove”, Chris told me proudly.




Of all the pieces, Hacking’s piece – the one with the toilet paper – was perhaps the most striking. With a typewriter and three months devotion, streams of consciousness were typed onto the rolls relating to her own personal engagement with each object the paper would then cover; a labour of love that she joked had slightly un-hinged her, “I haven’t really talked to people in a while”, she apologized. It was with irony that her work formed a white walled space with a twist, to which other artists could respond.

It is in the blurred lines between art and everyday space that all the work excels. Esther Ainsworth, one of the seven artists featured in Downstairs, explained that it is in these subtleties that she likes best to work, “I am particularly interested in manipulating time and place in the pursuit of an individual way of understanding the things that we come into contact with each day” says on her blurb, and in person, told me about an intricate and slightly ornate piece she had done on the pavement outside, that unfortunately could not be seen by night. These are the details of our everyday landscapes that become so familiar they are no longer noticed – blink and you might miss it, but that’s the point.

Omnifuss is a project to watch in the future, expect something novel and refreshing; whatever next?

Here’s a little gem I found while perusing the world wide web. The most ingenious and by far the most stylish way I’ve ever seen of re-using a plastic bag – turning them into a pair of stylish ankle boots! Not by tying old bags around your feet, buy more about crazy bag-lady style but by creating these:


How is this done though? Well, 23-year old Chilean fashion design student Camila Labra did it by fusing many layers of plastic bags to create a thick, robust material, which she then designed into the boots. Genius!

She named her beautiful creations the Dakka Boots after the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, which banned plastic bags in 2002 after excess amounts of them became a problem. Nice link there. Each shoe has a cotton lining and takes around 8 plastic bags to make. They are available in a wide range of colours and patterns:


If you want to get your hands on these beauties, e-mail Camila for prices and availability.

On Monday evening a collective of artists known as ‘ARTPORT‘ will be supporting The Climate Rush at Heathrow Airport. Hundreds of the capital’s artists are expected to attend bringing with them installations, there interventions and performance pieces to accompany the Dinner at Domestic Departures.

As the string quartet plays its first note, picnic blankets will be laid, the dinner guests will reveal their Edwardian dress and enjoy the music and food. A la Carte at the Climate Rush dinner is cheaper train fares instead of short-haul domestic flights, with a delectable accompaniment of better transport hubs and coach links. There will also be higher taxation for airlines according to carbon dioxide emissions to wet one’s appetite for the piece de resistance…a Green New Deal.Yum.

This evening of Edwardian refinement will be all the more enjoyable with the artwork brought by ArtPort, a dynamic and non-hierarchical collective.


A central concern of Artport is to stimulate through entertainment in the hope that a public engaged through humour, imagination and creativity will be more willing to reflect and act upon the problems of today’s world. Public spaces will be accessed and reclaimed in order to find a voice which is often stifled by political and corporate collusion.

Monday’s collaboration will see artists from a host of backgrounds come together with bold, legible pieces, ranging from performance to poetry and installation to illustration. Actors, musicians, painters and writers united by the urgency of action in a deteriorating climate will come together and collectively make themselves heard. The result may well be somewhat cacophonous, but it will be better than silence.

Everyone is welcome to submit work for Artport. Please contact Artport directly at here we will be able give advice regarding logistics, practicalities and legalities, as well as encouragement.

In issue nine we told you about the exceptionally talented frYars who could “do no wrong” (p.24 – near the bottom of the page). Longevity is what he’s striving for – he actually has to throw songs away because he writes too many of them – and so far he shows no sign of waning.

His new track, buy Visitors, viagra 40mg has appeared on our desk and rather than tell you what I think about it, prescription I wrangled his number off a mutual friend and gave him a ring to see what he had to say: “he’ll be happy to talk, just say something funny”, wow, pressure.


After awkward introductions and no jokes on my behalf, I find out that he is, surprise surprise, on his bed (due to comfort/room-size considerations) making music as we speak. He is charmingly soft spoken and polite, and agrees to tell me a little about Visitors, but only a little; apparently songs ought not to be explained too much and I think I agree.

frYars: It’s about a man in a house who has a guest turn up … the guest turns out to be mentally ill and then the man is troubled because he doesn’t know how to help him but knows he should.
He hints at wider themes of wanting to do social good and feeling incapacitated, but this is where explanations become too much. I concur.
Luisa: You’ve been compared to the likes of David Bowie, how’s that?
f: That’s good.
L: A fair comparison?
f: Well no, because I’m obviously not as good yet and I haven’t reached that kind of status … also the stage stuff, I don’t think I’d be into all the costumes.
L: Make-up?
f: Well who knows, I could say no now, but a few months down the line you might see me wearing something scary on stage.
L: When can we see you on stage?
f: Well we just did the Goldfrapp tour and we’ve got some gigs planned in April, but we don’t want to play too much. Most of the people I like don’t play very often, I think it’s best to wait until the anticipation is strong.
L: Keep it aloof?
f: Yup.

Tangents started to occur at this stage but I did find out that his album is out in May, he’s fond of table tennis, and that he googles himself regularly, finding for the most part that people say nice things about him, which is good.

As I come to the end of writing this up I have listened to the song eight or so times … it’s nestling between my ears and I can tell already that the chorus will roll around my head for my pedal home and beyond (in a good way)… frYars strikes again.

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Amelia’s Magazine | New video for Diamond Mine single Bubble by Elliot Dear

Elliot Dear Bubble King Creosote Jon Hopkins title
There’s no denying that a good music video is increasingly a necessity to accompany any new single release in our multi media world, ampoule so it is no wonder that it is to illustrators and animators that bands are turning in order to create magical visions of their songs that would not otherwise be possible. Illustrator and animator Elliot Dear is responsible for the gorgeous video for the new single from the Jon Hopkins and King Creosote collaboration Diamond Mine.

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It features a small boat marooned in a snowy harbour and a black dog that jumps overboard to join a shoal of fish amongst points of light and an abandoned car. It’s one of the most evocative videos I have seen in ages, sickness exploring themes from Bubble in an abstract and dreamlike way.

Elliot Dear Bubble King Creosote Jon Hopkins fishElliot Dear Bubble King Creosote Jon Hopkins dog

Bubble was first written by King Creosote in the 1990′s, and is described by King Creosote in his Drowned in Sound track by track explanation as ‘boy does bad, promises to do better, big sentiments and commitments if and only when desperately needed.‘ Kenny added a second verse more recently in which he attempted ‘to bring in some older cynicism to counter the naivety in the original.Jon Hopkins recorded most of the backing track in his attic a few years ago and included sounds such as the turning of a bicycle wheel and the drumming of his hands on the carpet.

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The video was directed by Elliot Dear, who graduated from UWE in 2007. Elliot now works with Blinkink and his work often explores the relationship between people and animals and where the line between the two blurs‘. He mixes illustration and animation with hand built sets and it took him five days to shoot the 3D models of the boat and car to create Bubble. You can watch it right here:

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I love the combination of music and animation in the Bubble video, but if you want to break the spell it casts on all who view it then why not watch the ‘making of’ video below, which shows Elliot messing around in his basement studio to create the fictitious Bubble world.

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Read my interviews with both King Creosote and Jon Hopkins. They will be on tour later this summer; two dates have just been added for Leicester Summer Sundae Weekender and Bestival on the Isle of Wight… full listing information here. Read our review of their recent performance at Union Chapel here.

Categories ,animation, ,bestival, ,Blinkink, ,Bubble, ,Diamond Mine, ,Drowned In Sound, ,Elliot Dear, ,illustration, ,isle of wight, ,Jon Hopkins, ,King Creosote, ,Leicester Summer Sundae Weekender, ,review, ,single, ,UWE, ,video

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Amelia’s Magazine | Love Is All: Nothing To Be Done/ Ageing Had Never Been His Friend

So here we are. After a couple of years the guys from Canada return come back with their long awaited second release Neon Bible. As a consequence a little journey to London is always good to promote their new material and the Brixton Academy has no problem in selling out tickets of their four concerts in March.

Supporting artist is Patrick Wolf who’s also coming back on the scene with a lighter, more about online funnier and probably less difficult album than his previous offerings. His was a good show, try nothing to complain about and he certainly knows how to impress the public with his vocal qualities.

Suddenly it’s nine o’clock: lights down, what is ed public screaming and from the video projectors a preacher is explaining to us God’s law. In the background an enormous neon bible illuminates in red while some other neon’s appear in front of the stage.
Keep the Car Running, The Well and the Lighthouse or Ocean of Noise, the last one much better live than on the album, are among the first to be performed before coming to their relatively old hits.

As for Arcade Fire they represent everything a big band should be: multi-instrumentalists (Régine Chassagne), violins, horns, organs, lots of different materials and a show that offers all the songs that a fan can ask. The lead vocalist Win Butler is constantly supplied by choruses, shouts or backing vocals while the rest of the band seem unable to rest and keeps moving around the stage. Well, static is definitely not the word to define them. Chaotic in their movements and epic in their anti-minimalist concept of music probably fits better for a band that concentrates on orchestrations.

A really good live show that makes you come back home and listen again to the new release if, just like me, you’ve been a little disappointed the first time you heard it. Even if I am definitely a bigger supporter of Funeral, I am beginning to think that probably in a couple of weeks I’ll be playing Neon Bible constantly on my earphones.

Barfly on a Friday night – rammed. Not as you might expect with sweaty youths, help oh no, visit an older crowd is in tow tonight for a couple of hot, new electro-ey acts – wicked.

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Amelia’s Magazine | Gabby Young introduces the video for new single I’ve Improved

Gabby Young by Emma Farrarons

Gabby Young by Emma Farrarons.

Gabby Young and Other Animals have announced their return this April with a brand new album, the third from the acclaimed North London songstress. One Foot In Front Of The Other is Gabby’s most personal collection of songs to date, yet still retains the lush big band instrumentation for which she is known, with polished production by fellow Animal and partner, Stephen Ellis. Here Gabby exclusively introduces the new video for the first single from the album, I’ve Improved, which is a jaunty upbeat affair that was inspired by a trip to the Middle East.

Gabby Young-Ive-Improved cover art

For the first time ever I actually had very little to do with the concept of this video… I just left it in the very safe hands of my old school friend’s company – Lovelove Films – who did our stunning video for In Your Head in 2012. I am so astounded by how well Lovelove put together this video: I gave them an almost impossible task of coming up with a video along the theme of ‘paper world’ in 3 weeks and they came through with not only flying colours but a stunning video! Right from day one I they were sending me amazing concepts and treatments which I loved then before we knew it the band was filming in the studio which was the most fun I have had on any shoot. Just over a week later they have delivered an original, exciting and completely ‘on brand’ video that I can’t wait to show the world. Thank you Lovelove – you’ve done it again… I can’t wait for the next time now!

Gabby Young with candles

As for the actual song – every one of my songs is written differently – some come to me, others have to be written and this track was born out of necessity! I was working on all my songs and ideas for album 3 and realised I had focused too much on the shade and wanted to have lots of light in my album to make people feel good about life, dance and escape so I when driving along I tried to write an upbeat song, which very rarely works, in fact I hate TRYING to write songs but time was against me! So I just pressed record on my phone (in the safest way possible in a car!) and started singing the chorus – it instantly came to me and then the verse tumbled out – it was a complete song by the end of my short journey. When I returned home I ran into the house, grabbed my guitar and found out I had written another 2 chord song which I have done a few of in my time but I couldn’t help but develop a soft spot for this simple, fun ditty and decided that I found my light to all the shade and here is a bonafide album track ready to go! As for the lyrics – I had just been on tour in the Middle East, which I loved and where I learnt so much, so I knew I wanted to sing about how I was improving my world knowledge and how I have been a little sheltered and it’s time to wake up and notice the world around me.

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Gabby Young - One foot in front of the other

I’ve Improved and the album One Foot In Front Of The Other are both released in April on Gift of the Gab Records.

Categories ,album, ,Emma Farrarons, ,Gabby Young and Other Animals, ,Gift of the Gab Records, ,I’ve Improved, ,In Your Head, ,Lovelove Films, ,One Foot In Front Of The Other, ,single, ,Stephen Ellis, ,video

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Amelia’s Magazine | Free single download and video from I Break Horses: Hearts

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I’ve been falling in love with quite a few new female artists of late. One of whom is Stockholm based duo Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck who together are I Break Horses. Their debut album Hearts is due out on 15th August on Bella Union and I have been listening to the headline single time and time again. Hearts is a scuzz filled shoegaze influenced sonic delight, seek the snap and crackle of electronic beats building with tremulous intensity as Maria’s pure vocals remain angelic at the very centre of it all.

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The suitably enigmatic and beautiful video was directed by Alex Southam of OOF Video and the single is free to download from Soundcloud. What are you waiting for?

Categories ,album, ,Alex Southam, ,Bella Union, ,electronica, ,Fredrik Balck, ,hearts, ,I Break Horses, ,Maria Lindén, ,OOF Video, ,review, ,shoegaze, ,single, ,video

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Amelia’s Magazine | Single Review: Gabriel Bruce – Sleep Paralysis

He’s got the same kind of low pitched growl as Leonard Cohen, but Gabriel Bruce is not an old man whose voice has been buffeted and torn by years of abuse. He is the fresh faced ex vocalist of Loverman, and his debut solo single burns with a similar beguiling intensity. Sleep Paralysis is accompanied by a moody black and white video directed by maverick creative Ferry Gouw.

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The 7″ single comes with a beautifully designed and illustrated book that looks into the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, featuring cuttings and ephemera of people’s recollections of this remarkable sensation. The record sits in the back, reminiscent of story records from my childhood. It’s perhaps no surprise that this records should come with such inspiring artwork, given that Sleep Paralysis is released by Off Modern, which is a creative collective that formed in Corsica Studios in 2008 – since then they have produced ‘zines and journals, curated exhibitions, hosted a radio show and put together numerous musical events.

Gabriel Bruce sleep paralysis
Sleep Paralysis is out today on Off Modern.

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Amelia’s Magazine | Andrew Bird, Eyeoneye: Animated Music Video Review

Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
I absolutely love the new animated video which accompanies Andrew Bird‘s song Eyeoneye, which is the first single from his album Break it Yourself, released on Bella Union earlier this year.

The handcrafted feel of this utterly captivating video was achieved using fabric textures, including fuzzy felt and what looks suspiciously like a nice rug, over which digital effects contribute fireworks and spinning planets. It was made by director Yu “Ewan” Morita as the first overseas project from Japanese studio Naked Inc, and reflects on lyrics which dwell on our interconnectedness. We need to open up our souls for we are all one! Fittingly enough the video was premiered on Etsy. Read more about how it was made here and feast on some stills grabs below.

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Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
Andrew Bird Eyeoneye video stills
To coincide with his summer UK tour, Andrew Bird will release a special EP Give It Away on Monday 18th July. He is playing a series of dates through June, and a special Roundhouse performance in November.

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Amelia’s Magazine | The Knife: Heartbeats

Picture the scene, you are an obscure musical outfit, notorious for your belligerent attitude towards the press, fiendishly controlling over every aspect of your musical/visual output, then, you have a hit song, a surfer covers it and you become known for it across the globe? What do you do? Well you claim it back, darken it up and release it again of course. At least that’s what The Knife have done with the blissfully electric summer smash of last year – Heartbeats.

Admittedly, it was Heartbeats that turned me on to brother/sister Swedish duo The Knife and I became subsequently rather fond of albums Deep Cuts and the near-perfect Silent Shout. Now I hate to sound like a kill-joy but this latest live version is simply nowhere near the original album cut – Karin and Olof seem determined to strip it down in their live shows, essentially rejecting the fair-weather fans that the original single and the corporate re-hash by Jose Gonzalez (balloons flowing down a San Fran hill anyone?) brought with it. Instead, they have produced a poignant reminder of their penchant for the darker sounds of electronica. They have ruthlessly claimed back their work of art simply to throw a pot of grey paint all over it. The end result is, aptly, disheartening; bubbling electro replaced by a dull thud that actually sounds like slow motion in audio. When The Knife performed this live version late last year in London, you could taste the disappointment in the air; the original song is a carefree, excitable child, while its successor is it’s melancholy, terminally ill grandfather.
There we have it. Three versions of the same song; a veritable electro sandwich (Gonzalez served as filling) with the first bite, as ever being the tastiest.

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Amelia’s Magazine | Grace Jones, William’s Blood

We’re having a bit of a Grace Jones moment here at Amelia’s HQ. Obviously we’ve always known she was AMAZING but her majestic new single ‘Williams’ Blood’ goes to prove that she’s still totally got it. In fact, it’s been on repeat for about the past week and we’ve all been waving our arms in the air singing “I’ve got the Williams’ blood in me”. There’s an infectious gospel refrain running through this song that really brings out Jones’ strident message. Strongly autobiographical, ‘Williams’ Blood’ tells the story of her parents’ life together in small-town domesticity and her musician grandfather – he of the Williams blood – philandering his way around the world, an insight into the Grace Jones spirit of rebellion.

There’s a cry for freedom and for breaking away from the strictures and constraints of her background, which you can’t help but feel has been successful for this overtly sexual, bonkers wardrobed, gay icon, hence the joyful bursts of the chorus. It also seems almost subversive for a female singer to talk about the influence of a male ancestor on their lives but Jones has never been one to play by the rules. In fact, as one of our writers proved, she’s perhaps the only woman with such immense stature you could prove your respect for by mooning. But that’s another story…

‘Williams’ Blood’ is released next Monday 8th December on Wall of Sound.

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Amelia’s Magazine | Music: Interview with Cults

Cults by Gemma Smith
Cults by Gemma Smith
Illustration by Gemma Smith

Cults are a New York duo with a 60s guitar pop sound. Their debut album is out in May and I can’t wait. Go Outside has transported my moods from dreary, information pills coffee needing blah, more about to jigging around on my wooden seat, dancing with the cat, joy. The harmonies are pure dream pop. Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin first posted three songs last spring anonymously on a Bandcamp account and have since received great support from the likes of Gorilla Vs Bear and NME. They’ve also supported Best Coast among others.

Could you introduce yourself please?
MF- He’s Brian Oblivion.
BO- She’s Madelline Follin

Could you describe your music?
On the surface it’s girl group inspired, bedroom pop, upbeat and uplifting but beneath that lies murkier realities. We wrap sinister tales in a sugar coated shell.

Why the name ‘Cults’?
BO- I think that the most startlingly beautiful things in life are pretty but desperately flawed at the same time. Cult leaders are a fascinating example of this so I guess our name came about is a result of this fascination.

Where are you both from? And where do you live now?
MF- We’re both from California, I grew up in San Francisco and Brian grew up in San Diego and we moved to New York together to go to film school.

How have these locations influenced your music?
BO- I suppose growing up in California we were tied trough our local history to some of the world’s most notorious cults. Charlie Mansion and his “Family,” spend a lot of time in LA and were responsible for Sharon Tate’s murder there. Jim Jones set up shop in San Fran, David Byrne’s Children of God were roaming California too. The inspirational, moving speeches that appear, ghost-like, behind our music are taken from speeches made by these guys. New York provided us with independence and the creative space for us to start making music in.


How did you get together…?
BO- By complete chance. Madeline’s brother is in a band that I was tour managing at the time, and she happened to be in San Diego the night they were playing. Then we did this drive from San Diego to San Francisco to pick up Madeline’s stuff. We were playing each other music from our iPod collection, and discovered that we loved all of the same stuff. Cults grew from there.

You are upbeat and 60s in your sound, are you particularly interested in ‘past pop’?
MF – Our sphere of musical influence is pretty diverse, we’re not bound to one particular era or genre. We’re as interested in and as influenced by The Wu Tang Clan and hip-hop as we are rock n’ roll or music from the 60s.

What’s the inspiration for your music?
BO- A lot of our songs are about what we’re going through right now – the fear of growing up and facing adult responsibility. These kind of fears are inspiring. Fear is what makes people join cults in the first place – wanting to escape competition and success and be a part of something bigger, communal. We also want to live our own lives with our own schedules and expectations, so in a way this band has become our own cult.

How do you create ‘your’ sound?
BO- Its spontaneous and real. We’re not sound technicians, we made our first track in our apartment. I layed down some demos and Madeline started singing along. You can suck the life out of a song by making it perfect and we never want to do that.

Do you write your own music?
MF- Our album, like our original demo is self written, self- produced.

What are your musical backgrounds?
BO- I’ve been in bands since I was 13, including a Slayer covers band.
MF- My stepdad owns a studio and I’ve sung on an Adolescents record – there was even a song I did with Dee Dee Ramone singing as well. But for me it wasn’t a big deal, Dee Dee was just one of my stepdad’s friends.

Did you expect Go Outside to be so massive?
MF- Not at all. Most people didn’t know the first thing about us when they heard that track.

Is it true that you actually want to keep an aspect of mystery around yourselves, which is why we don’t know very much about you?!
BO- Absolutley. Bands have become way too handy at promoting themselves. It cheapens the music a bit. It’s like Coca Cola or some brand. There’s nothing left to ponder if it’s all filled in – you can just consume it and throw it away.

But do you foresee yourselves coming to the UK more; perhaps the festivals this summer?
MF- Totally ! We love the UK. You have some world class festivals going on that we would love to get involved with. There is a great vibe here.

Do you enjoy touring? What’s it like for you?
BO- Yeh it rocks. It’s always nice to see witness the way fans receive you music at first hand.

What do you see as the future for Cults?
Unlike many of our historical counterparts ours will have a happy ending!

Cults tour dates can be found here. Go Outside is their first single, out on Columbia Records.

Categories ,Best Coast, ,Brian Oblivion, ,california, ,Charles Manson, ,Columbia Records, ,Cults, ,David Byrne’s Children of God, ,Dee Dee Ramone, ,festivals, ,Gemma Smith, ,Go Outside, ,Gorilla Vs Bear, ,Helen Martin, ,interview, ,Madeline Follin, ,music, ,new york, ,NME, ,pop, ,San Diego, ,San Francisco, ,Sharon Tate, ,single, ,tour, ,Wu Tang Clan

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