Define your genre in five words or less:
Driving rhythms amidst textural goodness.
What do you love about making music?
Exploring sound as a material and sharing it with others. Music is a universal language that everyone can be apart of, to create, to appreciate, to feel and to think about. I love how listening to music provokes more music to be made!
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
The instruments we use. When I joined Tantrums it was an electronic duo. We started to explore live instrumentation and as we did our sound developed through a feedback loop between ourselves and the instruments we were playing. There’s nothing more inspiring than putting your hands on a new (or old) instrument and getting to know it.
What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Depends on how you define success. I think if you write and perform to the best of your ability and focus on trying to unravel whatever that idea or sound you are pursuing no matter what, you’ll certainly go far. Perfection only works as an ideal, and although dissatisfaction doesn’t sound like a valuable quality, perhaps it is what makes successful artists successful.
What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?
Every now and then during a performance there will be this one moment. Everything locks in and it’s as if the music is pulled from within you. It never fails to surprise me that after all those rehearsals and repeated listens, you can still just fucking have fun. That makes me happy.
What part of making music excites you the most?
If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
A frozen perky nana! Why? Because they’re awesome… duh.
When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
After a long period of quiet we’re excited to announce our debut EP is being launched on Saturday November 10 at The Toff In Town. Joining us will be Caughtship DJs, Mildlife and Qua. Seriously, we can’t wait! Tantrums play alongside Vladislav Delay, Harmonic 313, Richard Devine and Research & Development at Where?House on Wednesday November 21.