How’d Until The Ribbon Breaks come about? Tell us about the project.
It was formed almost as an experiment. A way to try and marry my love of both music and film. To develop a platform where I could create both simultaneously.
Did you grow up in a musical household?
Yes, very much so, my parents and grandparents are professional, classical musicians, spanning across opera; ballet and film soundtrack.
Tell us about “Here Comes The Feeling”
It is about the gradual, painful, slow decline of something, anything: Hence ‘love song in reverse’. In this particular context a relationship, but both internally and externally, a love lost.
We love your sound and how you can really bend it to fit other artists’ musics. You’ve remixed The Weeknd, London Grammar, Phantogram an worked with many other artists. What do you think it is about your sound that is able to adapt to these genres?
Simply a love for anything creative and original. Anything that has the ability to cross genre boundaries is exciting to me. I find the concept of genre itself is restraining. Does it feel good? That’s all that I aim at in the studio.
What can fans expect from your upcoming album? Does it follow any recurring theme or concept?
Yes, it is about my personal battle over the last few years with addiction and alcoholism. I am now in recovery and amazed that there is even a record to speak of. Listening back to it, I’m struck by how much it was almost a subconscious cry for help.
Do we have a date yet?
Where would you like to go? There is a nice quiet spot at the end of my street, great pasta.
Any plans to tour soon?
In the works for sure, but, in all seriousness: One day at a time
Where do you draw inspiration from?
It can be anywhere, rarely music as I increasingly find myself yang other means of relaxation. Audiobooks, Nike rides along the sea front and more often than not; considered silence.
If you could tour with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
I would like to tour with a circus, or a comedian, some dancers: it seems a bit played out to me that all shows follow the band/bigger band format. In our playlist, ADD culture, why not put on more of a cabaret performance?
What artists have you been obsessed with?
Nina Simone has been a life long love of mine, as have the words of Paul Simon and , the books of Cormac McCarthy to name a few.
What’s one thing you’d want to change about the music industry?
Well, based on recent experience I suppose I now have very strong opinions on the nature of responsibility and mental health. I feel that this industry is an enabler, an excuse and even a reason to act in a self destructive way – harming yourself and those around you. We need to be more open, share more. More awareness, more understanding and in turn a better perspective on the fragility of life.
If you had to live off one food, what would it be?
What was your last Google search?
Just looked. It was to price a specific cable. Very boring in isolation… but said cable was needed whilst rehearsing our new live show, which is exciting: it’s all in the detail…
Be sure to catch Until The Ribbon Breaks at their next show at LA’s The Peppermint Club. Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/2yYgKRR