This Friday (11th November) London’s 93 Feet East play’s host to one of the best ElectroPop line-ups of the year. Brought to us by Human Error, Friday’s event will see Fear Of Tigers, Visitor, The Sound Of Arrows and Queen Of Hearts share the stage in one amazing night of the best electronic music London has to offer. This week, to build your anticipation, electronic rumors will be talking to each of the four acts involved…
Visitor are the band that keeps us wanting, unlike many of their contemporaries this Australian born, London based duo have resisted the temptation to flood the internet with their latest productions. Choosing instead to release tracks and choice reMixes only when they are absolutely perfect. A year ago they released their first, and only to date, release, the ‘Los Felling’ single on Alan Braxe’s Vulture Music label. So good was it, and such an impact it made, that twelve months later we are still gagging for their forthcoming début album. On the basis of one release, a year ago. That’s quality music!
Their combination of classic SynthPop songwriting, contemporary dance production and and Indie sensibility has made their music, to date, exciting with a feel that is nostalgic, but at the same time fresh. We’re definitely looking forward to catching them live this Friday.
Anyhoo, enough of me waffling on, let’s see what Visitor have to say for themselves…
ER: So, what’s Visitor’s history, where did it come from and have you always been into making this sort of music?
V: We met in Australia in high school, and were involved in a series of bands until we formed Visitor as a way of embodying everything that we wanted to create.
ER: Who influenced you to make music of your own, and who influences you now?
V: There are a lot of influences, but the ones which would best help describe our sound would be:
Alan Braxe, Stuart Price, Röyksopp, M83, Lifelike.
♫ Visitor – Los Feeling
ER: How did Diamond Cut become involved?
V: He did a remix for a band we were both involved in, and it made us realise that that was what we really wanted to be doing. He loved the idea, and we’ve been working together ever since.
ER: How does it work, working with someone the other side of the world and in a nearly opposite timezone?
V: We write the songs up until a point before we all collaborate on it. The final pass is done by DC where he adds his signature sound. We all have a good understanding of what we’re trying to achieve, so somehow it all comes together.
♫ Visitor – Love (Club Edit)
ER: When’s the album coming out and what can we expect from it?
V: The album is written and we’re just dealing with the final stages of production and mixing now. As soon as that’s done we’ll be ready for the world to hear it. We’ve worked extremely hard to make it as amazing as it can possibly be.
ER: If you could support anyone live, living or dead, who would it be?
V: Queen. Roxy Music. David Bowie. Daft Punk.
♫ Monsieur Adi – Fire Fire Fire (Visitor reMix)
ER: So what’s in Visitor’s studio? Do you have a favourite bit of kit?
V: Mostly it’s just soft synths and samples on our laptop. Apart from guitars and vocals. DC has a lot of outboard stuff he uses. Due to the long distance nature of the project, it works a lot better being able to email each other whole projects without relying on hardware.
ER: If money was no object, what piece of studio gear would be your dream to own?
V: Akai MPC3000, E-mu SP-1200, Yamaha CS80.
♫ Amy Meredith – Young at Heart (Visitor reMix)
ER: How does Visitor’s live setup work?
V: It’s a very electronic set at the moment. It’s getting bigger every time we play. Eventually it will be a full blown production, but for the moment people can expect an intimate and energetic set up.
ER: How Fridays show going to be? Who else are you most looking forward to seeing?
V: I can’t wait to see Ben. Apparently he is hiring some sort of costume, which I think will top things off nicely. If he doesn’t, I’ll be very disappointed. We’re all joining together at the end of the night, so it’s definitely going to be something that hasn’t been seen before!
We’re especially excited about this show.
ER:. Does this see the start of Visitor playing live a lot more?
V: Absolutely. We haven’t wanted to do anything but make a great album. Now we feel like we’ve reached that point, we’re going to be playing a lot more.
ER: .Is Visitor a Cereal or a Full English Breakfast kinda’ act? Would your answer change the day after a show?
V: We don’t eat meat. In fact, neither do Sound Of Arrows or Fear Of Tigers. So… It’d have to be cereal I guess. Maybe a croissant?
Many thanks to Visitor for taking the time to chat to you lot.
Visitor will be playing as part of this Fridays phenomenal Human Error line up at 93 Feet East in London. Full details can be found here.
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