Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
OP:We are a Danish (Martin) and British (James) electronica duo.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
OP: We have both been making music for many years, Martin most notably with Perpacity and James with DVL.
PD: Who are your musical influences?
OP: We both love Depeche Mode, and anything with an electronic, atmospheric vibe.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
OP: We would love to have more time to make music! But I guess life sometimes gets in the way.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
OP: We collaborate on everything, sometimes one of us will come up with the music and the other will write the vocals, and sometimes one will create a very basic idea and the other will develop it.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
OP: We are a studio band, at least for now, so we promote ourselves online on social media and Bandcamp etc.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
OP: It’s the way of the world!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
OP: Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode is genius – catchy, emotive and clever. What more could you want?
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
OP: Stealing other people’s musical ideas is never good.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
OP: Together, when we released our collaborative album, Convergence, under Perpacity/DVL in 2017. Find it here: https://perpacity.bandcamp.com/album/convergence-album
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
OP: Our debut album, Fraternity of Strangers. We are taking our time with it as we want it to be the best it can be, but it’s coming along nicely!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
OP: So far, we’ve released one EP of covers of Martin Gore songs – it’s available here: https://unmute-music.bandcamp.com/album/um-ep-04