For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
The last EP 'Parasite' was a bit of a trip, a maze of numerous tempo changes and abrupt shifts of musical theme, over a web of erratic lyrical thought patterns. Very fun live, the sound very much depends on what I'm trying to say in the song. I'm not too down with tying my work to a specific genre but if you really needed to find a box for it 'cause it was getting too rowdy, you could label it electronic cinematica.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
The money. We've come to terms with the fact that the majority of people won't pay for music if they have the option not to, but what's forgotten is it's the knock on effect that's causing the major labels to stick with what they know sells, 'cause they simply don't have the cash to gamble and back anything new-sounding anymore. Sometimes I wish I was born in the 70s.
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
It depends what attitudes to take towards a career; a music career isn't the usual kind. It's something I do because I love doing it, regardless if anyone takes notice or not. A string of chance meetings, events and hard work is responsible for the music coming together. I think the main mantra to stick with is never dilute your music to someone else's specifications, take influence from as many places as you like, but stay true to your intention; real originality always triumphs.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
Very important. Crucial. I really enjoy the stuff that happens after the songs are written and recorded too, and I was adamant to shoot and edit the video to the new single 'I Am You' with my friend Odie. After shooting at abandoned factories, equipment breaking on me and 50 hours of my eyes turning into squares editing, I finally finished it, ready for release right around the corner. I have a background in visual art and I think the sound and visual belong together.
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
I write about what it is like to be, human psychology, our relationship with the planet. You will very rarely find me writing a love song, I just get way too cringed out.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Anyone? David Bowie, we could wear matching knitted outfits.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
I don't chew peas. I swallow them whole. Just something I thought was normal until a few years ago. Mushy peas are simply not an option.
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
I don't like making plans, things might excel or disappoint your expectation. I focus on what I'm doing right now and watch as it evolves into something far beyond my original idea.
Where do you hope to be this time next year with your career?
I'd like to have the album finished early 2016 and have another great summer of gigs and festivals, then the possibility gate is wide open for all manner of madness to happen. Expect a further collaboration with Orbital's Paul Hartnoll, too.
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
I'll be playing in Brighton and London, one gig to look out for is on October 10, when I'll be joining Orbital's Paul Hartnol at his 8:58 show at Clapham Grand. I'm headlining a Fresher's Night at Sussex University on October 5, which will be a lot of fun, and the video to the new single 'I Am You' is set for lift off very soon! Plenty to look forward to.