Emilie Aubert and Nixon Vandel.
Where are you from?
Emilie is originally from France and Nixon from California. We are based in San Francisco but we’re moving to Paris, France, in a few months.
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Who else is in your band?
Only us two.
How would you describe yourselves?
We are an indie electronic duo. Emilie, a music major and multi-instrumentalist, is in charge of the live instruments and the arrangements, while Nixon, influenced by years of DJing, takes care of the mixing and lighting. We like to mix electronic music with real live instruments.
Who are your main influences musically?
We have really diverse influences, that ranges from indie rock, electronic music, hip-hop, and even classical music. Our music is deeply influenced by all these genres.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We would like to be able to play shows regularly while keeping on getting new music out and enjoying ourselves. However, the most important thing we would like to achieve is move people with our music. Nothing is better than having someone moved by our music.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Releasing our first EP. We spent a lot of time trying to define our sound and write songs that sound like a mix of both of us. It was the first songs that represents us and we are really proud of that.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Honestly there is none. Everything about our band has been a great experience so far.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
It would probably be Vindication. We like to play on the contrast between our male and female voices and between the real live instruments (like the guitar) and electronic sounds.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We would like to thank you for helping promote indie artists. The world needs more people like you!