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Fast Five: Tears For Annie



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I began making music “seriously” when I was about 20 I’d studied music and art but I always found my self feeling a bit hemmed in having to learn the technical and “correct” way of doing things. I struggled to focus on learning theories and why’s and how’s, I just wanted to express all this gunk that was whirling around inside me so I set up a studio at home, where I could produce music and artwork. If I had not done that I would have been a butcher I always had a fascination with prodding raw meat I find it therapeutic .

How would you describe your music?

Alternative pop with dark lyrical undertones,

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

I’ve been working on the EP Purple Heart… that was released on 25th March, it’s a very cathartic experience not just in a music and production sense but also in an art sense, I have been able to create what I would call autobiographical surrealist imagery and video work to go alongside the music. I’m also being working on live shows – I want the shows to offer something special visually not just musically so I have been working on new installations and and secret mediums to reflect the whole expression of Tears for Annie.

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

Morrisey – he is a lyrical genius… and Bob Dylan

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

I hate the definitive album question! It’s so hard to answer… today it’s Portishead Dummy. It wouldn’t be that bad floating around on my home made raft listening to Glorybox, I reckon the Lord of the flies gang had it made. Til the fat kid got eaten!