Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Featured Musician Interview

What is the name of your group?

Sound of The Sirens

Your Website URL:

How long have you been in the music business? 
3 - 10 years

What Genre is your music? 

Exmouth Festival Finale

Describe your musical style and inspirations. 

I suppose our style is 'girl rock'! We have two acoustic guitars and a stomp box and create a powerful live sound. Our songs feature interchanging lead vocals and intricate harmonies over what has been described as 'rhythmically exact' strumming. It's difficult to find an act to use as a comparison, although we have been compared to Fleet Foxes, a female Mumford and Sons and the Dixie Chicks.
Our current inspirations include Mumford & Sons, Noah and The Whale, Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and acts that fit into that genre. In our youth we've been fans of acts as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Take That and Hanson!

Have you released an album? If so, provide some details. 

We have just recorded an EP featuring 7 of our songs, which we plan to release very soon.

Where can we get your music? 
When the EP is released it will be available online and at gigs.

Do you have any upcoming gigs? If so, where? July 1st, Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe

Aug 7th, Devon Rox Festival, Main Stage
Aug 17th, Live Room, London
Aug 20th, Offshore Bar, Torquay
Aug 27th, Collaboration Festival, Rogue Stage
Aug 28th, Watchet Festival, Main Stage

Which of your songs is your favorite? 
The Gift

In your own words, why should people check out your music?
Until now, girl bands (and many female solo artists) have been manufactured by some music mogul that has moulded, shaped and controlled them. The focus has been on flaunting their sexuality and looks to sell recycled songs to a particular market just to make money for the manager...i.e. X-Factor clones. We are redefining the genre 'girl band'.  We write and perform our own songs, have a unique sound, won't be dictated to or controlled, love to play live, like to party and we ROCK!

You can follow Sound of the Sirens on Twitter @soundothesirens.

Photos by Mike Alsford
Used with permission of Sound of the Sirens.

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