What are your names?
We are Maryam Sadeghian, Devon Kelts, and Scotty Holdridge
What is the band name?
How did you come up with your name ‘MOSAICS
The project began with the concept of creating pieces of music solely using samples derived from the acoustic guitar. When we looked at the samples in our software the term “MOSAICS” popped into our heads and has stuck ever since.
What is your genre of music?
Electronic Rock- we are a blend of synth-pop, indy rock and folk.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
Devon was working on a bedroom production with his college roommate back in 2013. They had released several songs and EP’s with a male vocalist under the moniker “MOSAICS”. During this time Maryam was pursuing her musical career with a focus on songwriting and Scotty was building his skills as a guitarist. We met serendipitously through mutual friends, hit it off and have continued to develop our sound.
How did you meet each other?
The good old fashioned way- at a party!
Are you a signed?
No. We are DIY to the max!
You released your track ‘VICES’ , tell us more about the track.
Vices has a couple different meanings for us. We consider it to be a breakup song that takes you through an emotional journey of anger, relief, and nostalgia.
The song is a major step forward for us as songwriters, arrangers and artists. It is the first piece of music with producer Keith Milutonovic and was a major effort in stretching our musical abilities across the board.
What was the recording process like?
The record process was methodical and extremely detailed. We created over 24 versions of the song. We developed the song in a similar fashion to how a major label studio would approach writing a big single.
What was the writing process like?
We assembled the song piece by piece through moments of random inspiration and perspiration.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the naming process like?
It was quite simple; it came from the first line of the song.
Will we see an EP or Album this year?
Can you give us a teaser if you are?
The two part EP is called “The Original Shape of a Dream”
Rickshaw Stop- June 13th
Alameda Fair- June 16th
XOXO Music Festival- July 13-15th
Amoeba Records SF- TBA
What else can we expect from you guys.
Merchandise, music videos and more songs!
Do you have any collaborations in the works?
We’ve partnered up with artist Keith Larsen of @thefaceswithinplaces , a popular visual artist on instagram who is creating our merchandise and a special lyric video for VICES. Stay tuned!
Would you be up for collaborating with other bands or artists, if so how could they contact you?
Just contact us directly or our manager
Who are your influences?
Sia, Keith Richards, TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Michael Hedges, Ariana Grande
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Living life. Pursuing music.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Headlining major music festivals.
Writing music that’s moving us forward artistically.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Learning, Trail-running, thinking about music.
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Bill Graham Auditorium
What would be your dream show to have your music played on?
West World or Billions. Halt and Catch Fire would be awesome.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
James Blake, Radiohead, Massive Attack (that’s three)
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
Sia or Yeasayer
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Radiohead- Kid A
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The time will pass by either way, every path will be hard work, and any endeavor will have its challenges, so choose the thing in life you really want to do
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Perseverance; Showing up and doing the work has been the ultimate solution to every obstacle we’ve ever faced. It’s not glamorous advice but its extraordinarily practical.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It’s a desire to communicate. A deep desire to communicate inspires songwriting
You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit
2/ where is the first place you see
3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get
St. Francis Fountain
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?