Manchester indie band Demons Of Ruby Mae are back in the studio working on their much anticipated second album. The band headlined BBC Introducing Festival this year for the East Midlands.
They have also had songs played on a Hollywood Film When The Bough Breaks, various Netflix series including Suits, and have even worked on recent single ‘That Feeling’ with London Grammar producers Tim Bran and Roy Kerr. With over 5 million streams on Spotify and growing, 2020 is set to be Demons Of Ruby Mae’s year
See our exclusive interview with them below:
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
I went to my first gig when I was 13 to watch Mansun. Yes, 90’s Brit Pop Mansun, not Marlyn! I also remember going to watch Muse at Rock City before Showbiz came out, that was an insane gig and probably still to this day they were some of the best I’ve been to. Probably because of how they made a difference to me!
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
The writing process is different every time and can come from a beat, a melody, a sample. We also both write and produce separately as well as together. As our songs develop, so does our ways of writing
What gets your creative juices flowing?
When something sounds GOOD!
As a musician, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
Good question. More funding for art initiatives from the Government to support grassroots talent and stopping promoters monopolising the live circuit by getting bands to pay to play and booking out all the venues in your city so you can’t put your own gig on
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
I love elements of both, but creating something which you believe to be great, has no better feeling…If we were playing gigs in front of 5,000 people a show, my answer would probably be different.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
In Glasgow a guy shouted at the end of the most intimate part of our set “you’re making my fucking nipples stand on their end” That was pretty special
What’s on your current playlist?
Kate Tempest, Squid, Easy Life, Celeste
Breakdown the news for us: what can we expect from you in the near future?
Well, we’ve basically been in the studio non-stop, and have 6 or 7 tracks built up ready to go, so a shit load of new music is on its way and so will another album be…
Famous last words?
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