Friday, 12 August 2016

Feature: In An Instant (12/08/16)

In An Instant are a Northern Irish four-piece from Bangor who, since their formation in 2013, have received considerable acclaim for their creative blend of indie rock and electronic dance music. In 2014, they released their debut EP 'Light You Know and Love', with lead single 'Something Right and Something Real', garnering airtime from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Introducing. They took some time to develop their craft and now they've returned with their new single 'Where The Demons And The Devil Speak'...

General Questions:

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how?
We all had been involved in music from a very young age. Some of us started at only a few years old with instruments. But in terms of when it became something serious would have been in secondary school (around 12). It was a very musical school with lots of talent coming from it, I think that inspired us all to be creative. 

2. What is the most inspiring musical performance you've ever seen?
Personally I have seen many acts play, but in terms of inspiring. Well that would have to be seeing Two Door Cinema Club playing a festival in our home town. They are from the same town, and to see them playing in front of thousands of people and being there, was so inspiring. It was strange seeing them around the school before and them then living their dreams. That's something special. 

3. Who have you been listening to lately?
So much to be honest. A lot of The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Travis is a Tourist. But of course all the classics still, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen. 

3 Qs for In An Instant:

1. What is the biggest thing you've learnt as a band in the music industry since forming in 2013?
Well I think we learnt quickly that it is a fast paced and very tough industry. You'll be put in uncomfortable places and have to push through a lot. Things won't go your way most of the time, but just keep doing what you love. Never let small things get in the way of you playing a great show or recording an amazing show. 

2. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, to one of your shows, who would you choose and why?
Dave Grohl - well he is so involved in making music, and any type. He cares about the fans, the music and also his own life. He is a hero to a lot of people, including all of us. 
Bono - our lead singer is inspired by Bono. Especially what he does outside of music. He is also Irish; he would know how to enjoy a gig. 
Kurt Cobain - Kurt changed the music scene, and opened up the world to a different side of music. He changed the typical 'Rockstar' tag, and lived his life the same being famous as he did before. 

3. What process did you go through creating your latest single, 'Where The Demons and The Devil Speak', and how much did it differ to your previous releases?
This song was a lot more collective and certainly rawer than previous songs. We really worked hard to show that we were much more than just an electronic band, and we brought more of a rock sound to our songs. We also worked with a new producer and he was able to bring some fresh ideas to us. The new releases are certainly darker than before, but that shows us from a new perspective. 

Random Q:

Ideal Friday night?
Probably a combination of all of our favourite things... jamming with each other, having a few beers, and maybe watching some kind of sports. Nothing too crazy, but laid back and chilled. 

'When The Demons And The Devil Speak' Review:
This track's overall sound finds itself in between the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Foals. It has an energetic guitar riff throughout mixed with memorable bass lines, hi-hat heavy drum beat and a melody that's been impossible to stop humming. A generally brilliant track that fits in with previous releases and should get you excited about what's to come next from this band... 

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