Hey Karima, how are you? Tell us a little about yourself.
I am great thank you! Well I’m a northerner, cat loving, vegan. i
What made you go into music?
I started playing drums in school and the drum teacher told me I was good so it gave me the drive to continue!
You just released your new single ‘Shelf Life’, tell us more about the single.
Shelf Life is a song I wrote in LA one morning on the way to a studio. I was looking onto the growing homelessness epidemic LA and feeling extremely uncomfortable to see the amount of people who are helpless on the streets in a place of luxury, I guess it just messed with my head and I just felt a natural pull to write about it.
Describe the track in two words.
Important , Reflective
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote the song one morning on the way to the studio on a piece of paper and recorded it just a couple of days after that, It was all recorded live in a studio based in Eagle Rock, California.
Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with record producer and singer songwriter Tim Carr from LA, he’s incredible.
Do you have any shows coming up?
I just played my last show of the year in London with Lauren Ruth Ward. I will be announcing some more dates soon for 2020!
What else can we expect in 2019/Early 2020?
New music and lots of touring!
Who would be your dream musician to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Adam Granducial from The War on Drugs – that would be awesome!
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
Living in East LA in my own place, writing for myself and for film and TV, lots of cats, a healthy lifestyle surrounded by healthy relationships and love.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I go and see Art, I see my friends, Go to see indie Movies, Read, Travel, Cook – I love cooking vegan food!
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
When I was younger I think that so was probably Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye”. Jeff made me want to sing which I actually hated the thought of before I heard him sing!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Find what you love and let it kill you , Charles Bukowski
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The Sea front Blackpool sure has a stunning coast
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Chemist for Vitamins
2/ Who do you see first? My Love
3/What do you eat first? Hopefully Vegan Escalopes with Dill Potatoes and Polish Salad.
When you are at a gig, what are the 5 things you cannot forget?
To look after myself have some me time before the gig, To do warm up for my vocals, My capo, My best blouse, and my guitar.