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Interview with PASES
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Our parents 100%. We both have amazingly supportive parents who got us into music very early on (around the age of 5). We really can't imagine life without playing music as it's always been there since we can remember.
If we hadn't gotten into music, Louis would most likely be trying his best to get into the world of astrophysics. The mysteries of time dilation, quantum mechanics and black holes have always had a particular pull to him.
Charlotte would probably find herself doing a form of environmental science. She was always drawn to looking at the protection of the environment and the natural systems that encompasses.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
We love watching films and reading books. We actually take a lot of inspiration from films especially, as we often find particular cinematography sparks musical ideas more effectively than even the real world. Murderess is actually an example of this, as it was inspired by the Edgar Wright movie 'Last Night in Soho'.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are currently based in a small village in Buckinghamshire. The number one way this has affected our music is that we have our own studio space in the house. This basically means we can spend a lot of time crafting our songs (as we record and produce everything ourselves), instead of having to go to a studio and cram everything into just 1 or 2 days.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
We have 3 ultimate live artists we would want to play alongside: Jacob Collier, X Ambassadors and MUSE (in that order on the night). All of these artists bring a certain unique energy to the stage that we believe is unrivalled. They all showcase incredible musical ability, as well as coming off relentlessly likeable and fun. We're drawn to musicians who really seem to love what they do. The only issue with playing in this line-up is there is no way we could match up just yet!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Cheese in your scrambled egg. Game changer, so many years wasted.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
R U OUT TONIGHT has by far the deepest meaning and real world relevance. The whole song is about the stuggles women face and the pressures they feel to act as if there is nothing wrong. As if there is no danger or threat, but then blamed for not being careful enough when something does happen.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Each of our songs has it's own feeling, and not all necessarily have a message to them. We think that while music is often a brilliant way to discuss issues, not every song has to do this, and some can just be for the love of the craft. We like all of our songs to feel unique, but to try and cover some new ground for us personally.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
There is always new music on the way, so keep your eyes peeled! But one extra thing; the preparation for live shows is now officially in the works, and we're planning to kick off with a bang. So follow our socials to keep yourself in the loop!