What is your name and role within the band?
My names Matt. I’m the singer and songwriter for the band.
How did you start?
As a kid my family got me a drum set. So I started playing drums at a young age. My uncle was an amazing drummer. After that I started singing in the metropolitan opera in New York.
Where are you based?
I grew up in Brooklyn. Still live in New York.
Please give an example of your music writing process?
It comes in all different ways. Sometimes I’ll come up with something when I’m trying to go to sleep. Sometimes I’ll have a melody in my head or a drum part… It usually comes at inconvenient times and I need to find a quiet place to at least sing the part into my phone.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on our fourth album.
What is your gear setup?
It has changed a lot. With this album I wanted to strip it down and do almost everything with one mic and a keyboard. It’s been exciting so far.
What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?
I like to edit video. I went to school for it. I think I think of music a lot based off of how it would fit in a movie.
How would you describe your music genre?
It’s just music to me. I think it’s called alternative music but I don’t know.
Do you know any music theory?
Not really. My parents tried forever to teach me it but it just never clicked.
What are your plans for the future?
I’ve got lots of ideas for a few records for us. I’m also trying to write with other people. It makes me look at music in a different way.
How did you get into music?
Both of my parents are musicians. It just made sense to play music.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I liked that new temples record a lot.
Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, Michael Jackson.
Live show, July 1st 2017 at Exit/In in Nashville, tickets here –
|Jun 30||Nightfall Concert Series||Chattanooga, TN||TICKETS|
|Jul 01||Exit/In||Nashville, TN||TICKETS|
|Jul 21||Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival||Centre Hall, PA||TICKETS|
|Jul 22||Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival||Centre Hall, PA||TICKETS|