Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Feature: Young Vincent (14/09/16)

Young Vincent (Tom, Josh, and Ryan) have been putting on shows around Melbourne since 2014. Built on the members' existing solid friendships and arose naturally from playing music with an ambition to raise money for a local homeless charity. After touring with Woodlock (previously featured on Music In Time), and selling out their single launch in 2015, Young Vincent's upcoming Australian tour will be a 2016 date not to miss... 

General Questions:

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how?
We were all quite young when we started playing. Between the ages of about 8 and 10 we all got our first instruments from our parents. All three of our parents have always been big music listeners and players so we were exposed to it a lot.

2. What is the most inspiring musical performance you’ve ever seen?
I think there’s different types of inspiration that we’ve had from so many different performances. Last year we saw Hiatus Kaiyote and they blew our minds in a songwriting sense and by being able to convert their insanely technical production on their album into a perfectly executed live performance was so impressive. In the past few years we’ve seen bands like #1 Dads and Half Moon Run absolutely mesmerise their crowds and play with such professionalism and showmanship which was incredibly inspiring. As well as seeing Tame Impala do their thing in one of the biggest and most epic psychedelic rock shows on the planet. That was a very inspiring experience.

3. Who have you been listening to lately?
 I’ve had the new Big Scary album on repeat and it blows my mind every time i hear it. Such a great blend of Alt/Rock production and sweet hip/hop beats. Cannot fault!

3 Qs for Young Vincent:

1. You’re heading out on a tour of Australia this year, but which three countries would you most like to tour and why?
We’d love to get over the UK soon. A few friends of ours are in bands over there and it sounds like such a fun place to play and tour. North America would be another classic choice. It’s such a great place for bands and music in general, i’m sure the shows over there would be a crazy amount of fun. If i had to single out a smaller country on it’s own i’d choose Portugal. Beautiful country with amazing people, art, culture. I went to see a few local and touring bands while i was there a few years ago and the nightlife is really band-focussed and so lively.

2. Who are your biggest influences and where do you tend to look for inspiration?
Our biggest influences are bands that we value their unique songwriting styles and musicianship. Bands like Half Moon Run, Fleet Foxes and Angus Stone of current contemporary music, as well as legends of their genres like Neil Young and Bob Dylan. We look to a lot of different things for inspiration but it usually comes from personal experience or at least stories that are based off some kind of personal experience. You can usually hear the idea or origin within the lyrics to our songs.

3. What process did you go through creating ‘Run’ and how much did it differ to your previous singles?
‘Run’ was written whilst we were putting the finishing touches on a heap of demos before we went into the studio to record them. It was written by Josh in his living room over the course of a few weeks and whilst dwelling on an idea for a story about a stale relationship that neither the boy or girl have any idea what they’re doing. Through this idea came the feelings of confusion and boredom and it turned into the sarcastic love story that it is with a message of relief at the end.

Random Q:

1. If you could create a specialty pizza, what would you call it and what would the toppings be?
I’d call it copsdoopmanadd and it would have garlic and cheese.

'Run' Review:
This is a stunning track, the acoustic guitar offers a softness that compliments the layered vocals holding a beautiful tone and creating a sleepy and comforting feel. The track slowly builds with drums and strings and backs the warm and honest lyrics throughout. This has been added to my autumn playlist and it will probably make it's way in to every other playlist I create in the near future. 

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