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Just Suppose – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: What type of artist are you?

JS: We mainly say that we are an Indie rock band but maybe on the verge of becoming indie pop as well, we mainly write sad music with an upbeat undertone, we like to call it upbeat melancholy.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

JS: The band started as a small jam between Fraser and Ewan after that we brought in our drummer Lewis and we had a bass player for a while (who was coincidentally also called Ollie) who turned out not to be so reliable so we got a different Olli instead. Since then we’ve released an EP and three singles since, played a couple of gigs with bands such as Marsicans and went through a few lockdowns and here we are.

 

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

JS: Musically we have a lot of different influences. Each of us in the band come from different musical backgrounds and listen to a wide range of stuff from metal-core to Maurice Ravel, so we draw inspiration from a lot of different places.

 

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

JS: I think our main dream is the same as any other musician and that’s having the ability to make music full-time, and everything else that comes with that. Most importantly I think we all just like the idea of having our music listened to by a lot of different people. Also I guess winning the lottery would be nice as well.

 

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

JS: Generally our songs will start out as an idea (either lyrics or a riff idea) from one of us (usually Fraser or Ewan) and then we will bounce ideas back and forth until a song starts to form. What we write about varies but a lot of the time we tend to lean towards issues surrounding existential dread, anxiety and the feeling that you’ve missed out on something. It might sound depressing but there is some optimism buried in there too we promise!

 

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

JS: We usually go through the traditional methods to promote ourselves, if we have anything interesting happening we will usually post about it on our social media (Facebook and Instagram), I mean nothing promotes our music more than playing live shows but we have not had any of them recently.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

JS: I think we are all for it providing we are on about legal downloads of music. Online stores such as Itunes and google play are excellent outlets for bands and having music on streaming services for example is an important part of music today. It definitely allows your music to reach a much wider audience.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

Olli: The Tourist by Radiohead. The lyrics are fantastic, and the music behind is so simple yet so effective.

Ewan: Levitating by Dua Lipa because I’d be raking in the royalties right now. Plus it’s a pretty damn funky song.

Fraser: Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers, I think her album Punisher has the ability to be revolutionary in alternative rock and in all honesty hearing Kyoto for the first time was the first time I had been excited for the future of alternative music in a while.

 

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

Ewan: Plug switches left on with nothing plugged in, just one of those things I guess…

Fraser: People who play smoke on the water on the guitar who aren’t in the band deep purple.

 

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

JS: One of our proudest moments is winning our universities battle of the bands, however much like school of rock that sounds. I think because the whole event was crowd voted and the fact it sold out made it special just the reception we got on that day made us think we must be doing something right.

 

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

JS: We have a new song, Icarus, coming out 23rd April 2021, which will be followed by more singles coming soon so keep an eye out for that.

 

PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

JS: You can find us on all the major streaming services – Spotify, Youtube Music, Apple Music, TikTok – you name it. We also have a chilled out acoustic cover of our song “Catching Sunlight” on our YouTube channel so make sure to check that out too! https://linktr.ee/justsuppose

We don’t have any merchandise yet, but we hope to change that soon! 

Just Suppose links:
Band/Artist location – Huddersfield England
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