Hometown: West Belfast
Genre: Blue Wave
Line-up: Ryan Mills
◀ Q & A ▶
▶ Tell us about your name
Everyone hides behind something, right?
▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound?
I’m about six years in now. I heard someone use the term ‘morose’ or ‘like a bad hangover’ once, let’s go with that.
▶ What releases have you put out so far?
My first release Bedroom Demo is streaming out there on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp – or in other words, not enough.
▶ Is there a particular live show that stands out amongst all the rest?
LaFaro opened with ‘Boke’ in Head Records, pure madness.
▶ Can you talk about a Highlight and a low point of the journey so far?
All I’ve seen so far is that music brings people together, but I’ll let you know when I find a low point.
▶ If you weren’t a musician how would you spend your spare time?
I’d probably be talking over instrumentals other people have made.
▶ If you were to go on a world tour and you could pick any 3 acts come along, who would they be?
3 acts, Jesus! I’d resurrect LaFaro, Fighting with Wire and More Than Conquerors. Did you notice a recurring theme there?
▶ What would be the 3 strangest things on your rider if you were able to make any demand?
No rider, paupers don’t get demands.
▶ Is there a particular aim or goal which you hope to achieve through music?
I just want to be me from the future.
▶ Who has been your biggest inspiration as musicians?
Greene taught me how to tune properly when I first picked up. I owe him a lot, the dog.
▶ Are there any other Northern Irish musicians we should check out?
Rhetorical question, check them all out.
▶ What is next for you?
I’ve a few pots on the boil, I’ll sort something out in good time but mostly just making music for me to listen to, and yourselves of course.
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