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Where are you based?

Market Deeping, East Midlands UK

What genre would you describe yourself as?

If Tool and System of A Down were influenced by Chemical Brothers and Faithless. I call it Riff Rave

Who is your main inspiration?

For the Vulgarithm sound, trying to recreate some old school 90s dance vibes with early 2000s riff based bands. My main inspiration for song writing in general though is Trent Reznor, endless layers he puts into his music are incredible.

What is your songwriting process (which bits come first?)

I try and create one killer hook on the guitar, synth or drum loop, if that draws me in I then commit to adding layers on top of that. After that comes the car test. If that makes me want to dance and head bang in the car then I move onto melody, singing away like a crazy person driving around. Once everything is together, I put lyrics down. These lyrics can be any theme, if I pigeon hole myself too much with a theme then it can get too predictable.

What made you want to start in music?

As a small child I was fascinated with all the variety of melodies from songs, tv, movie etc. The reason I think it stuck though is because it's the first thing I enjoyed that I was also good at. wrote my first (but very average) song at the age of 11, and I have been composing ever since.

What is on the horizon for you?

3rd EP in the trilogy is currently being finished, out some point in 2021. After that I'll probably start work on a full length album while we all wait for lockdown to be finally over.

Who would you most like to collaborate with (alive or dead)

Trent Reznor. Don't mind if it's with Nine Inch Nails or if it is composing film scores. I'd love to witness his process at work.

What is your ultimate goal?

To earn a liveable wage doing what I enjoy best, which is writing music and performing. Being able to play the worlds greatest stages is always a bonus but as long as the crowd enjoy themselves, I don't care too much about size. 

If you could cover any song, what would it be?

I've played many covers live, and for Vulgarithm I have a whole youtube playlist dedicated to club classics

Recently though, I'd love to be able to pull off a great version of Nessum Dorma, don't know why, I like the absurdity of even beginning to try.

Tea making: milk first or last?

How is this a question? The teabag doesn't brew properly if you put milk in first. This is coming from someone who, whilst doesn't drink tea, has made a lot of cups of tea.

Tell us your funniest joke!

Ben, Lead singer of BlackHawkDown just sent me this as I'm answering your questions, talk about timing.

Horse tip, 5.30pm Kempton 'Dusty Rag'. He's never been beaten.

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