Today I am joined by the fantastic boy-girl duo almost sex who make pure Indie Folk Magic. Off the back of their debut EP ‘We’re okay’, they sit down with us for another delectable Beneath the Surface slice and we get an intimate look into what makes these incredible musicians tick.
So grab a cuppa, get comfy and let’s get cracking!
– What would you say first sparked your interest in music/who inspired you to make music?
My mom loved listening to music with me in the house and introduced me to a ton of her favorite artists. From a very young age, I had a knack for writing poems and always wanted to be a songwriter. When I was 12, I took guitar lessons for a couple months to get the basics down and began writing my own music shortly after.
– How would you describe the music you are currently creating?
The music we’ve created for our debut EP is our best attempt at keeping things minimal – which honestly ended up feeling pretty big after all was said and done. For our next batch of songs, we plan to take things into a spacier, vibe-heavy direction with a lot more texture.
– What does your creative process look like?
It usually starts with me (Nick) coming up with a demo, showing it Warren and getting some feedback on the production and lyrics, then going to our engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Ken to record it one of the studios he works in.
– Who would you most like to collaborate with? (let’s send it out to the universe and make it happen!)
We haven’t really been focused on getting any collaborations up until now, although it is something we’re interested in. I think if I had to choose a top collaboration pick it would be Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.
– What is the one message you would like to send out to your fans?
Don’t let the overwhelming scariness of the world at large make your own life feel more frightening. Try to keep things in perspective and cherish the people and things you love.
– What’s your top tip to rejuvenate your creativity/get over a writer’s block?
Really just to try not thinking about writing for a few days. Usually after I stop putting so much pressure on myself, ideas flow a lot more freely.
– What’s next for you, what do we have to look forward to/ what are you currently working on?
Ideally it would be writing more, recording more, and trying to open up for bigger acts on a solid tour.
Check out almost sex’s debut EP We’re Okay here: