We speak to Jonathan of AmatrArt all about the group, their music, future plans and much more! Read on to find out what he had to say...



For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

We combine a guitar heavy sound with a hard edge of electronics to create a full, broad sound.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

There are a lot of people in the business for the wrong reasons so it's just about learning how to spot and avoid these traps that a lot of bands can fall into.

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

It can be difficult in the fact that there are so many bands out there constantly putting stuff out. All this stuff is pretty much instantly available online so it can be hard to stand out in that sense.

How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?

It's super important to us. I think we're very picky even between ourselves when we're writing or mixing. There are five of us who always all need to be totally behind what we do.

Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?

From everywhere. All the music we hear, thoughts that we have, experiences we've had have an influence in some way. We influence each other a lot.

If you could collaborate with anybody who would you choose and why?

Todd Terje, because he's the Norwegian king of keyboards.

Tell us a random funny fact about you not many people know.

Our bassist Niall Jootun has a rowdy alter-ego: The Babajoot.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

We just want to be able to keep putting out music and performing. It would be incredible to be able to play all over the world and make a living from what we love doing.

Where do you hope to be by this time next year?

We'll hopefully have another small release under our belt and we'd like to be playing shows all over the country.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

We have a double-A side vinyl coming out on Bloc+ Music on April 8 with a Glasgow launch show at The Hug and Pint on April 29.

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