Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Grudle Bay Q&A

Your name: 
James.

Where are you from? 
All over the country [UK], but we call Abingdon home.

Name of band:
Grudle Bay, although everybody seems to want to shoehorn in an "n" to make us Grundle Bay. We've never even been to Grundle Bay.

Who else is in your band? 
Tom, Nathan and another Tom.

How would you describe yourselves? 
Individually: unhinged. Collectively: hinged. 

Who are your main influences musically?
We love major melodies and warm, satisfying kick drums. We've recently been listening to Curtis Mayfield, Caribou, anything on Dublab, the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack, The Whitest Boy Alive, Daft Punk, Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Glen Campbell, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Gonzales, Ham&Eggs, Soil and Pimp Sessions. 

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
The ability to keep on playing together.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
For me, it was our acoustic set at Truck Festival 2013. It was totally unrehearsed, intimate and just a real joy to play. But you'd probably get a different answer from each of us.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
It was so bad, I've already forgotten it.

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
Personally, it'd be Fool Around from our Colder EP - it's got the quiet, pretty parts, a great drop, and a big 4-to-the-floor welcome home. I'm a big fan!

Where can we listen to it?



Where can we find out more about your music?
Basically, just type "Grudle Bay" into Google and you can't go wrong!

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
Yes! You can see the video for our song Running here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsOgPchAayU
And, here are just a few of the great bands from Oxford you should check out -  Marvellous Medicine, Wild Swim, We Aeronauts, Salvation Bill, Alphabet Backwards...

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