London-based trio Two Penny Blue are gearing up for the release of their debut single ‘Gypsy’ later this month, exploring the nomadic, free-spirited lifestyle of the Romani people in an up-tempo style. Ahead of release, we got the opportunity to catch up with the guys to chat about their sound, struggles, inspirations and more…
For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Tommy: We’re somewhere between folky, indie, rocky, Bluesey… We couldn’t really tell you!
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Will: Working out what path the songs should go, now that we are recording an album this summer. We’ve enjoyed playing them in different ways, and now we have to decide how they’re going to sound forever.
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
Tommy: We find it difficult at times. There aren’t a whole lot of punters out there ready to give new bands a chance, but now we have videos and singles coming out, we know we are going to wow you punters out there!
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
Tommy: Philosophy, relationships and the great bands of the past.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Tommy: Anybody who brings something interesting to the band; we always had different people collaborating with us and giving us new ideas, I love it.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
Sean: We all live in the same flat with a military defense contractor. And we still jam till 1am!
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
Will: That we can keep playing music, keep recording music, and support our future families of three kids and a dog. In fact, fame seems more daunting than aspiring.
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
Tommy: We have two singles coming out over the next two months. Then, our eyes are set on the big album that’s set for release in October.
Two Penny Blue release their debut single ‘Gypsy’ on May 19, 2017.