What are your names?
David and Neil Newport (we’re brothers)
What is your band name?
How did you come up with your name?
A character in an 80’s Cartoon called the New Shmoo was the inspiration
What is your genre of music?
80’s Electronic Synth Driven Indie Dance Pop Rock
Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals.
“We are Electronic Musicians.” who have garnered rave reviews from the likes of XFM’s Jon Kennedy, Manchester DJ Dave Haslam, Steve Lamacq, BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music amongst others.
Here’s what others have said…
M.E.N – “a sonic mash-up between Kraftwerk, MGMT and Daft Punk”
BBC Introducing – “a junior Orbital, Shmoo mix mammoth dance, raw garage band and full-blown pop…”
City Life – “…a band Kasabian could never dream of becoming”
What made you go in to music?
We are very creative people and music is a great outlet for this… with Electronic Music there is so much potential in sound exploration, especially when using a Synthesiser
Are you a signed?
We are releasing our current music through On On Recordings…
You have just released ‘ Ghost’ tell us more about it.
“From the shadows of an all-consuming two years, which have seen us experiencing the highs and lows of what life can bring, we’ve emerged with a certain new depth and meaning to our work.”
Ghost is a heady mix of emotions, which twists and turns with heartfelt lyrics leaving haunting questions encased within a well produced slice of Moog-laden electronics. 808s thump in the background and melodic rolling bass lines flow under the catchy minimalist electronics.
You will find the full Official “Ghost” Press Release here: http://www.onon.co.uk/pr
Tell us more about any future releases, EP? album?
We have a brand new release out on 09-12-16 called “pLaStIc SuRgErY” the Animated Music Video is on line here: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “youtu.be” claiming to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-y_LAgf1GM&list=PLIDZDl7iPRJ9lzaSqq7CFeJxZ19TDG9Ni
You can Pre-Order the track on iTunes here: https://itun.es/gb/Q1rZfb
The release also includes track “Disguise”
Album coming 2017…
Have you guys got any gigs coming up?
We have something quite unique and special happening next year so Keep an eye on our website http://www.shmoo.co.uk for all upcoming news and info etc…
If you could collaborate with any UK artist who would it be?
If you could collaborate withy any USA artist who would it be?
Where is your dream venue or festival to play?
Moog Fest or some beautiful situated Festival across the world playing to a back drop of shire amazing beauty
Do you play any instruments?
Piano, Keyboards, Synthersizers, Drums, Drum Machines, Bass & Electric guitar… even known to play a didgeredoo
Who are your influences?
Air // Les Rythmes Digitales // Daft Punk // Kraftwerk // Portishead
How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?
Being in our studio surrounded by all our Analog equipment can be inspirational in itself…
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Still being creative… Writing, Recording, Mixing and Producing more music… and getting it out all over the world
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We like to think of our selves as artists in our own right, we also are heavily evolved is the design and art work that accompanies the music and we have even directed and Filmed our own Music Videos, as well as collaborated with others
How did working with On On PR come about?
They have seen what we can do in terms of our music and our work with film, and they wanted to work with us , and its a great platform to showcase what we do as well as release our music through their recording arm..
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Anything from Portishead and Massive attack to Oasis and The Beatles
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
We’ve heard a lot of different things along the way, the main thing is really work hard and just keep going… this is a crazy industry, with highs and lows, but when its good !! dam it can be good!!!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be true to what you want to be, and keep creating the music that you want to create
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Always have a Back up” … so you are prepared if a piece of electronic equipment fails at an important moment
In your hometown where is your go to place to go after you’ve come back from hitting the road?
All depends on what time we get back as quite often it can be at some stupid hour in the morning
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
There is more than 5, but there’s a check list… ”in-ears”, “spare cables”, “key board stands”, “drum stuff”, ”back-ups” etc etc
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow?
Official Website: http://www.shmoo.co.uk