Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Virgance Q&A

Your name:
Nathan Smith.

Where are you from? 
Colchester, England.

Name of band: 
The Virgance.

Who else is in your band? 
Just me.

How would you describe yourself? 
A solo artist pretending to sound like a band! Specialising in shoegaze and dreampop.

Who are your main influences musically?
Beatles, Who, Hendrix, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Stone Roses, Ride, Verve, Blur, Broadcast, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Brian Eno...

What do you hope to achieve in music?
To enjoy it, do myself justice, make a decent body of work, make my son proud, and a little bit of critical acclaim along the way is quite gratifying.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Finally finishing the 'Lost Continent' album, I thought it would never happen! BBC Radio 1 Evening Session in '98 is a good memory.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Not forget as such. I believe that everything good and bad happens for a reason. One regret I do have is being a bit lazy when I was younger. Too much partying and time wasting and not enough knuckling down.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
That would be 'Cataclysm' I suppose, as it has most of the elements to be found on the record - ambience, noise, melody, a decent groove and a little bit of emotion, albeit a more uplifting vibe than the melancholia of other tracks.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
The second album is well under way and should be ready for release early in 2015.

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