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.
Scatterchild began with ‘The Candidate EP’ in 2019, as a commitment to actually taking music seriously and create something that would be angular, emotional and catchy.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Staring Me Down is about feeling alienated yet watched in a city or town, like you can’t escape, its the feeling of feeling alone in a crowd and wanting to direct the cause of that anxiety to an individual that’s staring you down.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
We’re big on early 2000s NYC rock like The Strokes & Interpol, but I adore artists like Kendrick, Tyler, Regina Spektor, GoGo Penguin. I listen to anything that bangs.
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?
We have a lot in common with our contemporaries, but I’d say what sets us apart is our direct, angular songwriting. We’re a hook-based band, our choruses are sticky, or try to be anyway!
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Flowers For Algernon (book), In Rainbows – Radiohead (album), Spirited Away (movie)
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Probably slightly prefer studio, because it’s about making new stuff, but live is incomparable. We did a gig recently in a cinema where we paired our show with custom made visuals from our music videos and that was absolutely wonderful.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
George once set off a fire extinguisher in a dressing room. This was the first time we’d ever played together. Why did he do this? Funny.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Most unique? Probably No Sense To End, its certainly our most unique from an arrangement point of view, it’s got cello and crazy samples and layers and layers of vocals (too many layers honestly), and the subject matter is unique. It’s all about the fallout of losing a friendship, wanting to reach out but feeling cut off. There’s like, steps for dealing with a romantic breakup, but not so much for losing a friend.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We’ve got a video coming out for Staring Me Down that was made in collaboration with Manchester Screen & Film School, that’s very exciting. Other than that, we’re planning new releases, a new EP, you’ll be seeing a lot more of us in the coming months!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What’s your favourite type of crisp?
Lime Doritos, shockingly underrated.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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