1. How would you describe your sound in twenty words or less?
2. How does living and recording in New York City differ from living and recording in London?
Well, I was lucky enough to have been here a few times before (it was Ally’s first). The first time I came here I instantly fell in love but felt extremely intimidated. I was the smallest fish in the biggest, loudest and brightest pond in the world. The more I came here, the more I felt it engulfed me. I was drawn in by everything. The people, the music, the food. Now it is home. Me and Ally feel an unspeakable sense of belonging here. We had 25 years of London and Brighton! In terms of recording, logistically it’s identical. We record at our apartment. The tone of the music has changed since we moved. Everything is slowly sounding more and more grandiose. It seems that everyones ambition and drive is infectious!
3. Whom or what influenced your visual aesthetic?
It’s something that has grown over the last year along with our sound. Individually we went through a lot to arrive here. Lyrically and sonically our subjects are somewhat macabre… I think it would be unfitting to accompany that with something bright and blithe! We’re big fans of Helmut Newton and Steve Klein’s photography. We take a lot of influence from that!
4. What’s the greatest pop song of all time?
‘Time After Time’ by Cyndi Lauper.
5. What do you have in store for the remainder of 2012?
Our first official release this month, our first vinyl in December, and live… something outrageous!!!!