Friday, 29 August 2014

Them&Us Q&A

Your names: 
Ami and Lee.

Where are you from? 
London, England.

Band name:

How would you describe yourselves?
Lee: We often describe ourselves as a twisted fairytale mixed with a bombastic Game Of Thrones. Ethereal strings and vocals meets heavy drops, anthemic melodies and vocal hydraulics. 

Who are your main influences musically?
Lee: The first things that hit you as a kid are normally the things that never leave your heart - for me it was Guns N Roses, Motorhead, Public Enemy, NWA. Nowadays its everyone and anything. old, new.. but its gotta be good. Music with guts and a political point of view. 
Ami: Mine are artists Like Bjork. Grace Jones, David Bowie - but also heavier artists like The Prodigy. I guess a lot of our music is influenced by the greats, the artists who aren't/werent afraid to push the boundaries. We are very much on our own vibe musically and try not to let too much 'influence' the sound. If we vibe on what we are doing, we keep going!

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Lee: For me I just want to achieve music with integrity, instead of all the questionable middle of the road commercial stuff that's coming out at the moment. 
Ami: Same here. I've been making music a long time, but Them&Us really feels like the thing I've been waiting for. To be able to put everything into something and have people enjoy that is the greatest achievement. Of course, to take Them&Us on a world for would be great too!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Lee: That's a question that'd be good to ask this time next year as we're still building :-) I'd say our best successes have been the small the steps, like making 10+ tracks. Being a couple, that alone is a highlight considering the energy it takes and the creative space you have to work with together.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Ami: Actually I don't really want to forget anything! Even the hard or embarrassing moments! Things like that keep you human. If there are no cringe worthy moments in your career, you haven't been working hard enough! Haha!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Lee: Lost Our Heads. I think, it says and does everything I get off on. 
Ami: That's tough for me because there are so many facets to our music that to pick one wouldn't do it justice! We have so much more music in the bag that isn't online or anywhere yet. I'd say our song Heart attack (as yet unreleased) represents a softer side to Them&Us that hasn't been unleashed, but with the same grandeur / wall of sound as Sleep Talk!

Where can we listen to it? 
Sleep Talk (our new track online) can be heard here 
It had its first UK radio play on Eddy Temple Morris's show on XFM. His words were "This is Epic Stuff!"
We have a live version up on our YouTube channel -

Where can we find out more about your music?

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