Bubbatrees – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

B: We are a 4 piece synth pop rock group.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

B: I played in numerous bands with Kyle and Martin growing up before we finally founded Bubbatrees. Cameron joined us in 2018 to help cement the sound we are known for now.


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

B: We each have our own individual music tastes that range lots of genres, this is what makes our sound different. We all like many different kinds of music but bands that we all like and take influence from include Choir Boy, Drab Majesty, and The 1975. Some of my favourite artists personally are Third eye blind, Lil peep, Pinegrove and HIM.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

B: Ultimately to reach a wide audience of people through our music, to provide sounds that people can relate to and enjoy, and to go places we’ve never been to play our music to people.


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

B: I write the majority of our songs, I usually come up with most of the music and lyrics in a shed in my back garden that I use as a home studio. Cameron also writes for us in the same capacity and the co-songwriting gives our listeners an exciting product I think, you never know what to expect from a new release from us. A lot of songs that I write will be drawn from personal experiences, but I also write lyrics relating to my own philosophical wonderings, or hypothetical situations I may be thinking about at the time. Each song is different and comes from a different place.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

B: As any unsigned artist will tell you it’s mostly down to social media. We also had a few Billboards up around Glasgow recently to help promote our newest single which was cool.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

B: It’s definitely an easy way to consume music, but being a bit of a technophobe I do wish things were the way they were slightly before we grew up. I think artists are cut short in a lot of ways through money from streaming and I think there is something I romanticise more about the idea of buying physical copies of music rather than the facelessness of online music consumption. There is a lot more competition now because of this accessibility.


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

B: God of wine by Third eye blind. Every aspect of it is beautiful to me and it reminds me of a good and carefree time in my life.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

B: People who don’t finish their pints, get it finished!


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

B: Headlining a sold out show at Glasgow’s King Tuts.


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

B: We currently have a massive backlog of music waiting to be released that I wrote and recorded during lockdown, and right now I am working on even newer music. We are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to prepare for what will be a busy year in terms of gigging and releases.


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

B: We have music available on just about any platform you could imagine, you can buy it on Apple music or bandcamp.

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