WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I’m based in London, but I currently torn between London and Northampton as I go to University in Northampton but my stuff is all in London.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR NAME ALL FOR AMENDS?
The name is kinda indicative of my cynical perspective of negative experiences whereby – I am all for positive things to happen in my life but until then I will deal with the all the negative and crap.
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN FIVE WORDS FOR SOMEONE WHO'S NEVER LISTENED TO YOUR MUSIC BEFORE...
Well… that’s interesting I’d maybe say it’s: Loser Oddball Acoustic Pop Punk , yeah I like that haha.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW EP 'LOOKING OUT FOR WHEN IT STARTS TO LOOK UP'...
It has been a slow process releasing it. It’s basically three songs about the weird and transitional moments of 2012 which was an important year for me in becoming aware of the notion of the odd dynamics of the world that can squirm its way into the direction of a sixteen year old while they are trying to attempt to find their place somewhere. I’d definitely say it is a time capsule of that period. The EP was definitely on the backburner for a while due to delays with artwork and mastering and so on but it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to in the end.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG FROM 'LOOKING OUT FOR WHEN IT STARTS TO LOOK UP' AND WHY?
I’d definitely say the first song “I’ve Got No Company Except Cynicism” which is about a brief period of insomnia I had where I was stuck in this haze of boredom watching snooker in the early hours of the morning and I’d just be thinking about nothing for hours. I think this song is my favorite because it was the first song where I became aware of the odd subtle nuances (in terms of songs structure) of the way I write songs, I’m not tooting my own horn or anything when I say that because I will never be like Chris Conley or Dave Mackinder but I think while writing that song it made me realize that hey, I have somehow encapsulated what I want to say accurately to how I had envisioned the song. Hearing the completion of that song was reaffirming in a way, when I heard it back it sounded gratifying hearing influences of the music I listen to supporting me in a way to voice what I wanted to in my own way.
DO YOU PREFER RECORDING OR PLAYING LIVE?
I think there is an immediacy that I have always been drawn to with recording. The practice of just capturing a moment sonically is just awesome, but again with playing live there is a definite sacredness about that moment in the fact that again it is immediate and it will only happen once, plus playing to people is cool. There are perks of both but I’d say recording.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS?
Well in terms of pop-punk I’d say 1) Frozen Over First In Line – Bangarang, 2) Through Being Cool – Saves The Day, 3) All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion – Fireworks, 4) This Time Next Year – The Movielife and 5) Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon
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