For #RIPITUP14 – We ask 4 Strummerville Bands The Same 3 Questions

Ahead of Friday’s Strummerville Charity Gig at The Borderline in London, as part of Tech Music Schools #RIPITUP14 Festival, we wanted to introduce to you the four Strummerville affiliated bands playing on the night.

On the cutting edge of the music scene, these bands showcase a real breath of musical talent and genre diversity – frankly, this is one evening not to miss! We caught up with the groups and asked them a few quick questions in order to give you a taste of the full, delicious line-up.

Let’s introduce the bands…

Dark Moon #RIPITUP14 - Strummerville

Dark Moon

Four piece Dark Moon play accomplished psychedelia with lyrics that transport you to past worlds with a distinct female vocalist in Lola Ulalume. Tribal beats interweave with throbbing baselines to create a hypnotic groove which transcends through chanting chorus’s.

Q1: What is your inspiration for creating music?
To escape through sound and harmonise.

Q2: What’s the importance of music as an art-form?
Music is the universal language!

Q3: If you could describe in 3 words what music means to you, what would they be?
Existence, volume & love


Burning Beaches #RIPITUP14 Strummerville

Burning Beaches

With dirty basslines aplenty, Burning Beaches bring grunge stylings firmly into 2014 and promise to combine a keen melodic sensibility with an incendiary heaviness. Lofi without straying into the territory of just making a racket, they’re great.

Q1: What is your inspiration for creating music?
We get inspired to write music for people to party to. So basically, loud and banging!

Q2: What’s the importance of music as an art-form?
Music can take you anywhere. Any emotion can be brought out of you by the right song.

Q3: If you could describe in 3 words what music means to you, what would they be?
Er… there are no words!


Francobollo #RIPITUP14 Strummerville

Francobollo

Twangy and striking, the floaty rhythm-driven stylings of Francobollo seem custom made for festivals and summer nights spend with a cold beer and crackly stereo. Retro without being retrograde, they manage to balance a casual looseness and crackly sound with a singalong cheeriness that could put a smile on even the most jaded of faces.

Q1: What is your inspiration for creating music?
The inspiration is creating music. It just makes you feel good, don’t know why and we wouldn’t want to know if someone gave us the option to. Regardless of always either working too much, working too little and always having no money, it’s still the most fun we can ever have!

Q2: What’s the importance of music as an art-form?
It’s a sort of tribal thing, bringing people together to dance around the fire. It communicates with people in a way that words alone just doesn’t. Watch any black and white silent film without any orchestration or background music and you’ll find out. Unbelievably boring.

Q3: If you could describe in 3 words what music means to you, what would they be?
Words won’t do!


Lyza Jane #RIPITUP14 Strummerville

Lyza Jane

The first thing you notice about Lyza Jane is her voice. Fragile and haunting, she hop between notes with a staccato prettiness that compliments, not overpowers her delicate instrumentation. She’s also got a knack for a brilliant cover version.

Q1: What is your inspiration for creating music?
I draw inspiration from everything, whether it’s particular songs, sounds, books, emotions or the people I’m surrounded by. Tricky and Yukimi Nagano have both had a big influence on my writing style giving me a ‘do it yourself’ attitude when it comes to production; and I have so many stimulating and innovative friends so I’m definitely kept driven by all their creative energy.

Q2: What’s the importance of music as an art-form?
The importance of music is evident everywhere. I think it’s the most accessible form of art as it has no limitations. It brings people together and yet it can be so personal. It allows people to express themselves; not just in creating the music itself, but through dance, culture, and appreciation for its ability to unite.

Q3: If you could describe in 3 words what music means to you, what would they be?
Unity, release & identity.

 

Tickets are available for #RIPITUP14 at The Borderline London – Click Here For Tickets & Info

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