Meaning 'aliens' or 'strangers' in Welsh, Estrons are a band of three guys and one girl, all gearing up for the release of their single 'Make A Man' on December 4, following its premiere earlier this year.

Female First got the opportunity to put some questions to the group about their music and what we should expect from them in the future - read on to find out singer Taliesyn had to say...

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

Mainly the ones you set on yourself. Sometimes it's motivation, other times it can be anxiety or let downs, arguments in the band, the want to succeed conflicting with other people's interests. It's just like any life journey, but at least with this one, we have a creative outlet for all the ups and downs.

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

You have to learn to treat making music as a profession, which is hard when you pour so much spare time and emotion into it. You can't take things personally, which is hard when it's such a personal thing. There are a lot of bumps and it can be a lot of hard work making a name for yourself, but a bit of luck and a bit of recognition with that hard work can get you a long way.

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

When it comes to the music, a ridiculous amount. Any time I have someone suggesting even a slight change, I get very territorial, we all do as musicians. The idea of a full on producer terrifies me. We don't like anything to sound contrived and we all like to feel like we're putting our own lick on the music.

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

I realised recently that a lot of our songs are inspired by rejected. I like toying with the idea that real emotions can be made fun of by putting a satire tone on them, or creating a funny analogy or metaphor. One of our songs, 'Venus', was based on loving and admiring someone who doesn't respect you, so the lyrics are written from the perspective of a dog to its owner.

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

Maybe not collaborate as our sounds are so different, but if I were to get any creative advice from an act then it would have to be Deerhoof. Every member of that band write and perform so professionally, they genuinely put their all into their music, yet they always look like they're having so much fun. I have never seen a drummer hit so hard.

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

I have a birth mark on my arm called smiley. He's so big and dark sometimes people think I've gotten chocolate or something worse smeared on me, which is great during a performance.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

Sure, we'd love to live off the music, that way we'd have a lot more time to just do it, which will make us better and better. Creatively, I want to change the way society views female-fronted bands, and I want to write about things and show audiences things that haven't been done before, or puts a new twist on things. If I can change people's perspectives, then I'll retire a happy woman.

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

I think we'd like to play more festivals. We played our first few this year and it's such a great experience. I've got my eyes on Greenman, Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party to name a few.

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

Our new EP and single seem to be getting us some attention, so expect a new video to go with the release and lots of gigs around the UK.

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