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Fast Five: Lightknife



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

I’ve known Pixie the bass player for years, since I was 11. We grew up together playing music in various bands. We started Rosie & The Goldbug together and toured all over the place. It was a lot of fun. That band broke up and after a break we started Lightknife with Bubs the drummer. Bubs is from Cornwall too. Lightknife’s name was conjured up by Pixie. He was playing with the words: Night Life and found Lightknife. We loved it so it stuck.

How would you describe your music?

Our music is emotionally lead pop. I write everything on the piano to start with so keys and synths are very dominant. Pixie and Bubs are a strong rhythm section so you can really hear the driving bass and drums. We don’t have guitars so at the moment they don’t feature.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We have been writing material in anticipation of our first Lightknife album. It has been fun and hard work. We now have a lot of songs to choose from. Its been integral for developing the sound of the band. We have been playing out live and we are going to continue to do so over the next few months.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I’d choose Elvis. At the end of the day he is The King and you can’t get any better than that.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Definitely Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. I love this album so much. It takes me back to the summer that I felt the most lost but found at the same time. The album confirmed to me that music was the most incredible thing and that I had to do more of it. That summer I listened to the album on repeat and made some big decisions. Now when I hear it I feel inspired and reminisce about that summer and the plans I made.