You had a single out in March called ‘Pussycat’ that deviates somewhat from your previous music, you have to tell us some more about the inspiration for that.
I always start writing a song whilst doing something else. Most of the time I watch a documentary and I will just mindlessly start playing my guitar until I do something that stands out. It’s a funny process cause you’re not paying attention to what you’re playing, but when you do find something that’s really cool you’ll notice it immediately. When that has happened I stop watching the documentary and start working on the song. Lyrics always come last. With Pussycat I wanted to involve a lot of songs in the lyrics that I really like. So it doesn’t really have a theme, but if you read the lyrics closely you can find a lot of my favourite songs.
Your music feels incredibly nostalgic, are there any particular artists or eras that you feel have shaped the way you make music?
I grew up with a lot of different kinds of music. My parents have always been really up to date with cool bands. So we didn’t really listen to a lot of old bands. I mean, they did play some Blur, Iggy Pop, The Breeders and Hank Williams but also a lot of Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, La Roux and so many other new bands at that time. The rest of the band finds it really funny that me and my brother hardly know any of the Beatles’ songs.
Speaking of nostalgia, of all the band photos on the internet you are serving a very 80’s kodachrome aesthetic. Do you feel your music inspires your personal style or vice versa?
I love things that don’t look and sound too perfect. I’m not a fan of the whole polished, smooth look and sound. So I think you can definitely notice that in everything that we do online. It’s something I’ve never liked and I want to make stuff that I don’t even like myself haha.