Photography: Rob Mulder

Who is, or are, AGP?

The project started with me playing alone and writing electronic music in my house. I’ve been involved in a number of projects over the years, where if one member leaves you feel that you can’t continue anymore. So, I wanted to have a project I could call my own in terms of the initial songwriting, but once it gets past that stage and the band members get involved, the tracks develop in their own way so I can’t take full ownership over it. That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point we named the project something else.

If you had to describe your music in a sentence, what would you say?

It’s pretty vast, and ever-changing. I don’t really want to feel restricted to playing in one genre: most of the artists I love managed to play through a variety of styles but still have their own sound. I don’t like the idea of limiting the project to just being electronic, and don’t really want to feel expected to.

What’s the latest work you have out, and what does it say about you?

Motionsickness b/w Hollywood [watch the video for Motionsickness here]. Both are lyrically pretty simple and honest.

Did you have any particular artists in mind as an influence when you started out?

Not really, because over time the project changes, so the artists who influenced the first two EPs – which I did alone – don’t have any direct influence over the music I’m making currently. I guess that, at the moment, I’m really enjoying ELO and Supertramp. And lyrically, I’ve always been drawn to artists who are blasé and sarcastic.

Why is music important to you?

Probably because of the memories you can attach to a piece of music, and how personal it can be to one person and not to another. And how that can change over time, dependent on how situations change.

 

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You can watch the brand new video for Motionsickness premiering here via Bido Lito!

AGP play a free show at the Kazimier Garden on 8th April and the Bido Lito! Social on 18th May at North Shore Troubadour, which is free for Bido Lito! Members – learn more here.

 

 

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