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INTERVIEW: SHOCKPOWDER

1. Cru cru , super nice to have the chance to chat with you! What first got you into music?

2. Can you name a few albums where you think the guitar sounds trully unique and alone gives an identity to the album? Who is your idol on the guitar?

3. What’s your favorite food?

4 Will you tell us something embarassing about you?

5. What’s the best decade for music?

6. What’s your favorite 50’s artist?

7.What’s the best advice you ever gave?

8. How is your musosoup experience going?

9. What’s your favorite 70’s album?

10. Do You agree with the Pigeon?


1. Cru cru , super nice to have the chance to chat with you! What first got you into music?


2. I can imagine! Man, I've been playing guitar for so long it's like another limb to me. Okay so albums, first and foremost, Souvlaki by Slowdive. That album hits me and makes me so fragile, and that dreamy guitar sound playing those really carefully contrived chords is what does it for that album for me. Then, other than that, Souvenirs d'Un Autre Monde by Alcest. Similar kind of rhythm techniques that I really appreciate, but there's some really interesting stuff going on with the acoustic guitar that pops up a lot on that album and gives it a subtly medieval feel.


3. I LOVE roast potatoes. I went vegan like 2 years ago and I never looked back because artificial meat is so good now, but yeah I freaking love roasters.


4. I kinda wanna say no before I even finish reading the question! But sure why not. I am absolutely and completely terrified of spiders. I mean, REALLY terrified of them. Not so much the little ones (but then even a bit of discomfort for me there!) But the European house spiders we get here in the UK around Summer / early Autumn. It's so bad that I used to have a recurring dream about my house getting overrun and invaded by uncannily large spiders.


5. I should say before I answer this that every decade of music is made up of derivations of previous decades, I think that's just how music and art works, so when I absolutely gush for 90s music (especially the production!) It's so I can harvest what I like and apply it to fresh stuff! All about being unique. But yeah, I absolutely love the 90s, I've been told that comes across pretty quickly in my songs!


6. For the 1950s, it absolutely has to be Charlie Parker. I absolutely love songs like Au Privave, it's sort of like I said about Hendrix before where he really defined and revolutionised a musical movement. That's one of my dreams! So I completely admire people who manage to create such great music in innovative ways where it just sounds natural to develop it that way.


7. I think the best advice I've ever given is what I've learned / been taught on my journey as a songwriter. It's SO hard sometimes, especially with the way we have to create things so frequently to such a high standard to get noticed. But the advice remains the same as it will have done many years in the past: write for you! Don't get me wrong; writing with a healthy ounce of awareness for what it's being written for (and of course WHO it's being written for is extremely important from the writing through to the production), but in terms of the creative process itself, the very beginnings of it, the absolute dust that we turn into the basis of a song, that has to be just for fun, otherwise it'll be a struggle because it'll lose its magic.


8. Yes Musosoup has been one of the better sites I've used for promotion, people have to at least share your work somewhere even if you don't want to accept their offer of coverage. Plus it allows you to sift through the curators you think will be most appropriate.


9. 70s albums, this is a really good one. I think Unknown Pleasures will always be the hardest hitting album of that era for me, I loved it when I was a teenager and admittedly didn't listen to it much since then, but it's one of those albums that's really a jumping off point for its immense depth and atmosphere, and really pushes boundaries for its time aesthetically in a way that I really admire.


10. Uh oh, I don't understand this question so much! I'm not sure what about. I suppose I agree with pigeons that sultanas are


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