What are your names?
Berenice Scott and Glenn Gregory
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the band’s name?
The band name search started with Ether then became a complicated thought process that followed an esoteric route through mysticism, strange beliefs, Heaven and Hell… finally getting us to our chosen name Afterhere. Its something more.
What is your genre of music?
Electronic pop music with a songwriter twist.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
I am a classically trained pianist, I love writing songs and creating music, I have released two solo albums, Ten Takes and Polarity. I started working with Glenn Gregory about 5 years ago, we worked together on film and TV soundtracks and decided to write an album together under the name Afterhere. Glenn is the singer of Heaven 17 and has been writing score for film and TV for about 17 years.
What made you go in to music?
A desire to write and create the music that I love
Are you a signed?
We are signed to the label Addict London, it’s our label.
You set to release your debut single ‘ Addict’ ,tell us more about
Addict is the title track from our first and just released album, I love it because it was one of the first tracks that we wrote, it started with a simple piano part then organically and beautifully evolved into what became, to be honest a template for the sound and feel of the whole album. The structure and simplicity of the song is held together lovingly by our production, whatever we do to any of our tracks, the song is still the most important thing, you can take away any production skill and trickery and leave our songs naked and they will still work, still reach out and engage.
Addict the album by Afterhere is out now .
What was the writing process like?
Writing with someone for the first time can be a stuttering process, but when Glenn and I started writing together it was as if it should have always been like that.
It was a close and intriguing experience
What was the recording process like?
The recording process was amazing fun, it was emotional, it was tearful, it was hilarious, it was coffee fulled, it was cinematic, it was a beautiful journey of discovery.
I still find it hard to believe that writing songs with someone can be such a close and enlightening experience. I’m really looking forward to creating more songs as Afterhere.
What is the message you want listeners to take from the Album?
I think if the album has a message its to listen and love without prejudice, be open and unafraid, love what you love and be proud.
Describe each track in two words.
Addict: Dusk, Sex
Blackout: Funky, Bassdrop
It’s OK: Proper, Song
A Place To Be: Honest, Beautiful Breaking Rules: Exciting, Anticipation Dark Star: Hopeful, Desire
After The Night: Private, Storm
All Along The Watchtower: Cinematic, Understated I Won’t Cry: Fuck, Yeah
Unbroken: Broken, Mended
Worship: Strength, Trailer
How is your new release different to your others?
This is the first time that I have worked on a record with someone else, as a band. I have released other albums under my own name Berenice Scott, so obviously the biggest difference for me is just that… Having someone else in the room whilst you’re creating can be quite a difficult thing, but we have found something whist writing together, something that is to be honest I didn’t know existed, I love it, I don’t want it to ever go away.
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
4th October at a club called 229 in London, on Great Portland Street.
tickets available here
It’s our Debut show, we are busy getting it all sorted out at the moment, it’s exciting and a little scary. I’m sure we’ll be doing more shows soon.
If so where are you thinking of heading?
It would be great to cover some more UK cities and head out into Europe and then America
What else can we expect from you this year?
As Afterhere the next thing we will be doing is scoring the second series of Liar, we worked on series one and loved it and series two will start filming very soon.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
No at the moment Glenn and I are concentrating on being Afterhere
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Never say never.
Do you play any instruments?
The Piano, Trumpet, Guitar and I’m learning Bass Guitar and I want to be a drummer.
Who are your influences?
When we are asked to describe how our album sounds we often reference Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Hall & Oates and Karen Carpenter. You could say these are both our influences.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I write a lot of the time, inspiration can come from a single word, it can be a look, it can be an overheard conversation, it can come from a remembered dream or film. Life is full to the brim with inspiration.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Living in LA writing music for interesting films and TV series and just finishing the third Afterhere album. I’m also the co owner of one of LA’s most successful dog wear shops.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Think about writing music
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
There was never really a particular piece of music or artist which inspired me to go into music, more the fact that one day I woke up and wrote a ‘pop song’, because of some teenage angst I think, and it felt right. Before that, growing up, I always composed on the piano late into the night whilst the house was settling down to sleep, but I hadn’t considered music a vocational path choice until I started writing songs.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Listen to what people say, consider it then do what you want to do anyway
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Care about what you are doing, make sure whatever you do that it’s the best, most original and creative thing you can make. Be different.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Oh fuck it.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The Pleasure Beach
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? The Hairdresser
2/ Who do you see first? Loved one and dogs
3/ What do you eat first? Coffee
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
To tell the lighting engineer no red lights
My vodka and tonic
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?