If you had to describe your music in a sentence, what would you say?
I once heard someone describe us as psychedelic punk, which I thought sounded nice. Especially with two open-ended genres like that.

Have you always wanted to create music?
Well, the lads [in the band] have always created music, I’ve always made up songs in my head. I didn’t have the attention span or the patience to learn an instrument when I was younger, so all I could do was write.

Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
I wouldn’t say there’s a single defining moment. That kind of stimulation happens all the time, you just take from it what you find relevant.

Do you have a favourite song or piece of music to perform?
They all say something different so if I ever have a favourite it will depend on the day. I can pick one out the hat and say that Airport is about escapism, illusions and our ability to mislead ourselves.

What do you think is the overriding influence on your songwriting?
It’s the same process as inspiration, it’s in everything. I’m interested in how we interpret these things, the lens we use and how that determines our experience here. Perspective and perception are two sides of the same coin.

"Perspective and perception are two sides of the same coin"

If you could support any artist in the future, who would it be?
Whoever’s up for it… Are Papa Roach still about?

Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in?
We did an 80-minute set in the IWF basement [Substation] once. That was class. I wore a headdress and strapped a Selenite wand between my eyes.

Why is music important to you?
Music connects us to the universe and to each other in the process. I’d say that’s probably not far off the reason it’s important to most people though, or why it should be.


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