For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Here's the elevator pitch: Pop Rock with a Caribbean Twist that tastes like Jerk Chicken and Lemonade and will make your troubles melt away.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Getting the music heard is the biggest trip! So far we've been self-managed and it's been a learning curve for sure. As we're from different corners of the world it was challenging to get people down to those first gigs. People are always coming and going in London so to grab their attention you need to make as big a splash as possible (we've got our swimsuits on).
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
Haha it's the toughest but one of the most rewarding. It'd be amazing to be heard above the crowd and have our music make people feel something. In order to get to that point there's bound to be a lot more hard work and all that clichéd blood, sweat and tears but we're ready and eager.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
We'd love to co-write with other songwriters and work with producers as they might bring something to the song that wouldn't have shown its face otherwise. We'd never want to put out something that we didn't like ourselves (although I still cringe when listening to our early demos).
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
Good music and interesting stories. We listen to a lot of contemporary music for inspiration and we absolutely love African and Caribbean rhythms. We like anything that has a bit of spice behind it and there's so much great music out there to draw inspiration from. I just heard Maverick Sabre's new track - 'Walk Into The Sun' - and it's got me feeling good!
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Bruno Mars is a firm favourite because everything he touches turns to gold. Kanye West would be a delightful mine field and would have some interesting ideas on what to do with our stuff. Danger Mouse is a genius and we've loved (pretty much) everything he's been involved with too.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
Diaz has recently done the hardest thing that an Indonesian could ever do - he stopped eating rice!
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
To be able to make a living and support a family doing what we love. A bunch of Top 40 hits would be pretty cool too.
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
Driving to play a big festival and hearing our music on the radio.
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
Sweaty performances and new singles from our new "Penny Lonesome" EP which is out now on iTunes. We've been writing up a storm and have launched "2 Minute Covers" where we cover new tracks as best we can in 2 minutes (hence the name). Find us on Soundcloud or YouTube and subscribe to get freebies and new music.