Deep Love Foundation – Interview
PD: What type of artist are you?
DLF: We are a Rock Power Trio bringing a fusion of Rock, Blues, Punk and even Funk together to create a modern British rock sound.
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself
DLF: We have all been playing on the local circuits for many years as well as having experience internationally and as session musicians. DLF are a three piece rock band who have just recorded their first album at the legendary Rockfield studios, Wales. We have been seen headlining Shrewsbury’s Oktoberfest festival and have spent the last couple of years writing and honing our material ready for this release.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DLF: It’s a great question, but it’s really hard for us to say and narrow down to just one or two examples. You may have noticed that there’s a bit of an age gap between some of us in the band meaning we grew up during different eras of trends and influencers. Because of this we all bring different flavours and ideas to the table which we feel really enriches our sound!
We all love live music and artists that thrive performing live. To give you a list, bands like Zeppelin, Deep Purple, UFO, AC/DC, Taste, Iron Maiden even Foo Fighters have all influenced us as players over the years. If you came to a DLF gig you wouldn’t just hear straight up Rock, you’d get flavours of Funk, Punk, Reggae and Soul all encompassed into our take on the Rock sound.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DLF: It’s quite simple really, to continue to make music with this line-up for many years to come. We are at a stage with the band where to make a living from DLF would mean the world to us, and from there we would just love to share what we do and our positivity with as many people as possible. Hopefully we can continue doing all of that!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DLF: Honestly the process varies, we write all of our own songs but the way they come together is rather spontaneous and unplanned.
We enjoy keeping things as organic as possible, so we often get into a room and jam ideas and ‘feels’ together. These jams can be instigated by any member of the band and usually leads us down varying paths musically. Of course sometimes we turn up with some solid ideas be it a structure, or some riffs or lyrics but quite a few of the songs we play have started as an unprompted and unplanned jam session, which is great! It really helps keep things fresh and exciting as we can never be sure where the next song is going to hit us!
PD: How do you promote your shows?
DLF: We have the usual channels of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (www.facebook.com/thedeeplovefoundation www.instagram.com/deeplovefoundation www.twitter.com/DLF4126) coupled with the old word of mouth. Hopefully you guys can help promote us once you’ve heard the music ready for when the live scene gets kicking again!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DLF: It’s a modern day phenomena being driven by technology, particularly the stuff we have in our pockets or the palms of our hands. It’s both a blessing and a curse honestly, whilst it gives the potential for artists to reach new audiences anywhere in the world. The existence of subscription services and basically free music means it’s a lot tougher for artists to make money from record sales these days. Meaning we have to rely heavily on demand from fans for physical sales, maybe special vinyl editions (let us know if you’d like one!) or live performances in order to fund our exploits.
So hit us up with those streams and downloads guys, we need you!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DLF: Anything by Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple falls into this question, these two bands really lead the way in terms of the quality of their groove and sound. While we don’t set out to copy or emulate any other bands, we certainly have a deep love and appreciation for what these musicians did and how they still influence artists and genres today.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DLF: Gaz hates it when he comes dressed in his summer clobber and the good old British weather drowns him out like a rat! Ha.
We could all gripe about what’s wrong with the world and have a good chin wag about it – maybe we will when we see you at a DLF gig in future!
But we prefer to focus on the positives and the things which are in our control, such as whether to go skinny or fat chips or whether to have a bitter or a lager at the bar!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DLF: Any time we’re out together in public, performing or wherever are our proud moments, giving it everything and hopefully capturing the imagination of whoever we’re sharing time with. We just want to give people a great time and when we see that in action then that’s a pretty satisfying feeling.
Of course recording our music with Nick Brine at his second home and the home of so many legendary records (Rockfield if we failed to mention it already!) was a very special and humble experience. Knowing all of the history that had preceded and now being a part of that legacy was very special for us as people and as a collective. We’d love some more of that!
PD: What are you working on at the moment?
DLF: The DLF wheel never stops turning, so new music and material is always surfacing and that is a great position to be in as a band.
Currently we’re focused on the single releases we have coming up and then bringing the album to you in 2021.
All of which haven’t yet been announced so make sure to follow us on our socials and keep an eye out for more announcements coming very soon!
PD: What music have you available and where can we buy it from?
DLF: So you can get our current single ‘Got a Reason’ as a digital download or stream on all of the following platforms;