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

Law Holt

Law Holt

It's modern and savage and, if you're listening properly you'll know it's pure pop.

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

The primary challenge is that the music industry seems to be populated by people who don't actually like music. It's also made a totem out of the old drums-bass-guitar format which I intend to help topple. Other than that, it presents the same obstacles as society as a whole. If you are young, female, working-class and non-white, there's always someone there to condescend you. We are not a novelty item.

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

Like anything, it can be a struggle. But I am also sure that the pot at the end of the rainbow can cause some to lose their edge. If what you're doing is seen as saleable it's pretty straightforward. If you're doing anything interesting you might be on the main stage one minute and changing bins the next. If you are a woman you will be reduced to your physical attributes. I keep saying it but note how most pop videos are now made for masturbatory as opposed to artistic pleasure.

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

Control is the whole point and stubbornness is a much underrated virtue. Good art will teach you how to live. As soon as you compromise with something so important, you've not just let yourself down.

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

Trepverter. It's a Yiddish word for the arguments you win, retrospectively, in your head after any encounter or confrontation. When you mentally tear into people you were in fact cowed by. Anger, in other words. Because you'll end up spending a lot of time in your own head when you spend your days wiping tables and frothing cappuccinos.

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

I can only work with myself in whatever mood I am in tomorrow. Collaborations rarely work. Have you heard the Traveling Wilburys?

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

It's neither funny nor random, but that is me, with hair, in the Go! Team video for 'Grip Like A Vice'.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

I hope my next record is completely different from the last, for both our sakes. But it's hard to have fixed goals in an industry which has a set up that is even less secure than a zero-hours contract.

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

'City' will be out and I'll be singing everywhere I can because that's the only thing I want to do.

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