Where are you currently based?
How did you first start playing music?
My parents are both musicians so it was always around me and some of my first memories are at shows their shows. I think I realized I could sing when I was like maybe 4 and was alone yell-singing Four Non-Blondes’ “What’s Goin On” for 2 hours straight in my bed lol. First show ever, for no one.
What’s been happening recently?
Gearing up to release our new EP, KOPYRIGHT! And also, social distancing.
Your single “U.G.L.Y” is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
We’ve always loved the idea of creating a song that’s super epic and chanty and has almost a cheerleader esce feel to it- and when we sat down to write Uggo we had that in mind for sure. I was a cheerleader myself (lol) and I wanted to really drive the point home with this one.
How did you go about writing “U.G.L.Y.”?
We worked with producer AWWW who we know personally and have done some co-writing stuff with in the past. I recall we started writing the song in one session that was just two of us and producer, then we all went down to NYC probably a year later and finished the tune as a complete band- that’s when it really came together.
Where and when did you record/produce?
NYC, AWWW’s studio space.
What programs/instruments did you use to record/produce?
We are mostly an Ableton band. Sometimes Protools depending on who we are working with but definitely one of those. Huge fan of the DECAPITATOR plugin.
How has your COVID-19 experience been so far and how do you think it has affected artists?
It’s been pretty shitty since we can’t play shows. Our live show is super important to who we are as a band (we do full band choreography etc.) so time not being able to plan anything around that has been very strange. I’m hoping post EP cycle that some sick new music will come out of it though since we can focus all our energy on that. I think a lot of artists are literally starving because of this- as a fan, definitely get out there and support your artists right now. They need it! Buy shit!
What do you like to do away from music?
I love to go out and dance, but that’s a huge part of KOPPS as a project as well. Some things totally disconnected from music would be my love of restoring old homes, reading, and doing anything outside in nature.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve been on a Caroline Polachek kick for what seems like months but to be honest, I feel like the BLM movement has taken president over releases as of recently (which is a very good thing) and so I haven’t been consuming as much as usual.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020?
Releasing our EP KOPYRIGHT on July 31, hopefully doing some online performances, and then it’s going to be focusing fully on writing for our first full-length album (unless we can suddenly tour during the pandemic, which I doubt.)
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Cheese in all of its magnificent forms. Mexican food is our fav as a band…& I will hang on any beach, anytime and feel very content.