Friday, 1 July 2016

Level & Tyson Q&A

Your name: 
Richard Noir and Lorentz Johansen.

Where are you from? 
Oslo, Norway.

Name of band:
Level & Tyson.

Who else is in your band?
Sofie Søndervik Sæther (bass and vocals), Namra Saleem (Keys, guitar and backing vocals) Joakim Kristiansen (Guitar) and Mattis Møksvold Lauritzsen (Drums, backing vocals and electronics).

How would you describe yourselves and your music? 
I think we are all freaks. I think that is the glue that binds us. And that is reflected in the music as well. 

Who are your main influences musically? 
That's really a tough question to answer since we get influenced by new stuff all the time, and the fact that everyone in the band has different things they're into, but we all have a lot of love for bands and artists like  Sly and the Family Stone, Prince, The Pixies, Pere Ubu, The Cure, Velvet Underground. But also new things like Rihanna, Kendrik Lamar etc.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
To keep moving I guess, and have fun while we do it. The road is the goal.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Finishing projects always feel like a highlight. When the mix of an album is ready and you can't stop listening to the music it's a real rush. But I guess you meant commercially? In that case, our first tour in the USA felt like a step up and a personal achievement for me.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
They are forgotten =)

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
We tend to be pretty restless and looking for new things, and that's kinda the unwritten rule in the band; we're making music that keeps us interested at the time. The song that represent the band the most at this point and the upcoming music I think is «Tied Up». It's fun and has layers of emotion.

Where can we listen to it?



Where can we find out more about your music?
Spotify: Level & Tyson

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask? 
When can you hear some new from us? In August!

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