What are your names?
Adam Rowley & Jonny Gavin
What is the bands name.
Demons of Ruby Mae
How did you come up with the name?
It’s an anagram of our favourite craft-ale ‘Barney Doom Fumes’
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Born in Leicester, residing in Manchester we write about ourpersonal experiences, and those of people we’ve met along the way. Moving to Manchester immersed us in its thriving music scene, opening us up to new ideas and opportunities.
What made you go in to music?
Looking back, I don’t think of a time when we went ‘in to’ music, it’s always been the priority since we knew that it was a possibility and started learning to play instruments when we were 6 or 7.
You recently signed with Anti Fragile Records in the US, how did that come about?
We were approaching by Anti Fragile Records after they heard a few songs from the debut album and they liked what they heard. They want to build our profile in North America with some tour dates hopefully coming soon.
You also signed to Long Branch Records in Europe, how did that come about?
Similar to Anti Fragile, they were very interested in the movements of what we were doing and the sound we were creating and have set about helping us promote this across Europe.
Your new release ‘ Tomorrow’ is out , tell us more about it.
Tomorrow is a song about knowing your mistakes and writing your wrongs. It’s an uplifting song to remind people that although you will do things incorrectly, there are always chance to turn things around.
What is the meaning behind the release.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
We wrote this song across a period of time where we wanted to know what direction we were heading as a band. We prioritise certain aspects of a song and we spent a long time obsessing the lyrics to ensure they fit perfectly into everyone’s ears.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process was great. We love being in the studio, it’s where we feel most relaxed but also the most engaged and productive. We would live in a studio if we could.
Who did you work with on the new release?
We worked with Phil Bulleyment from Edwin Street Studios in Bury.
Will we see a music video for any of the tracks?
Maybe! Waiting for some nice weather.
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
Yes. We are on tour in May & June, playing Leicester o2 Academy 2 on May 10th, Manchester Academy 3 on May 11thand Shacklewell Arms in London on June 13th. Come along!
If so where will you be heading?
What else can we expect in 2019?
Lots of new music. We don’t ever want to stop or keep our fans and new fans waiting. It’s going to be relentless over the next 2 years so make sure you’re with us on the journey.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
We recently released a Remix EP with 3 great producers, VZion, Cleanfield & Duck Dosser. You can check out the EP online (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer) etc
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We are always up for collaborations. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
Yes. As there are only 2 of us, we play a number of different instruments. As we play the bigger stages we will be introducing a band to play alongside us.
Who are your influences?
Between the 2 of us: The National, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Bowie, Prince, Mansun, Mika. The list goes on.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
We take inspiration from the people and things around us. We want to say the words that some people may struggle to say or portray in the correct way
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Living in a treehouse in California
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Think about music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I wouldn’t say that it made me go more ‘in to’ music but the lyric ‘what happens when you lose everything, you just start again’ from Maximo Parks Apply Some Pressure really resonated with me when I first heard it and still does to this day.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Not to change your style of music to please others. If people want to hear your music, they will.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Believe in what you’re doing. It’s a long, hard and almost impossible road but somebody has to make it and there is absolutely no reason why it cannot be you.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
In it to win it.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
King Power Stadium, the home of the 2015/16 Premier League Champions, Leicester City
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Big Hands, Manchester for a well deserved drink
2/ Who do you see first?
Anyone but Jonny
3/What do you eat first?
Pepperoni Pizza, Dominos. No brainer.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Pants, Socks, Guitar, Piano, Whisky
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?