What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
I’ve been playing music for a very long time, so it’s hard to think what initially inspired me, I’ve been told I could sing before I talked and also spent a lot of time hitting the bins with a skipping rope handles. I played piano and of course was drawn to synthesisers cause they sound like they’re from space.
Alice Hubble is the new solo project of me Alice Hubley (Mass Datura, Cosines, Arthur and Martha), and the product of one lady locked at home with her collection of synthesisers. The project was born out of having the ideas and inclination to do a project not reliant on others. Once I had a collection of songs together I went to Mikey Collins (of Allo Darlin’ fame) and finished the album working with him at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate. I played my first show with Yukka in December and have since played with Damo Suzuki, Darren Hayman and Tiny Magnetic Pets.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Music wise, mainly the sounds of synthesisers! I wouldn’t say that anything was a direct influence, but I’m a big fan of Daphne Oram, Kraftwerk, New Order, Tangerine Dream etc.
Non-music-wise, open space, people, places, interactions, I want to tell stories and provoke.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
A distinctly feminine take on often pompous 70’s progressive synth sound.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Ashra – New Age of Earth
Sally Oldfield – Water Bearer
Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Stephen King – The Stand
Donna Tartt – The Secret History
Arthur C Clarke – Childhoods End
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Both have their merits, sometimes it’s nice to stay at home in your PJs and hang with your synthesisers, sometimes it’s nice to cart everything to a venue to do the same wearing a sparkly vintage dress.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I’ve always been terrible at remembering these kind of anecdotes and tend to rely on band mates to remember these things. I guess I probably need to try harder now that I’m a solo artist!
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Goddess is unique in it’s the first proper Alice Hubble release; all the tracks I have released before have been remixes of other bands.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
The album is out in the summer and I should be playing a few gigs around the country to support the release, keep an eye on my social for details.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What are your top five hot sauces?
Valentina muy picante, El Yucateco Exxxtra Hot Habanero, Sriatcha hot, El Yucateco Chipotle, Maggi Tamarind.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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