What’s your name and genre of music?
Night Bus Revival. Really sad lo-fi folk.
What made you go into music?
Music is the best way I’ve found to do the things I’m interested in, in a way that makes sense to me.
ou are set to release your new EP ‘ Tragic Magic’, tell us more about it.
It’s a collection of homemade (and other places) recordings that try to capture something about the tragic beauty of being alive and really, deeply flawed.
What was the writing process like?
The writing process was often really intuitive. Writing and recording in the moment, during various personal disasters or more peaceful moments. The songs are from right in the middle of those situations.
Do you have any online shows coming up?
I find being online quite odd. I’m hoping to do some socially distanced shows as soon as the situation allows.
What else can we expect in 2020?Generally?
Who knows? I think 2020 has reminded us of how chaotic real life actually is. Nobody has any real idea what will happen and if they say they have, they’re making it up. But from me – the EP comes out on the 11th Dec.
Who are your influences?
There’s so, so much that I like. I spend a lot of time listening to music, new and old. Things I’ve enjoyed recently are Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Father John Misty, Haley Hendrickx.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I genuinely have no idea.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To not worry about things as much and put them in perspective. You’re a tiny, tiny dot in an infinite universe. Nothing really matters that much, certainly not enough to worry about little things. I’ve still not managed to follow that advice, though.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
As an artist, really invest in what you’re doing. Not financially necessarily, but personally, emotionally. If you’re making songs wondering if they’re marketable or something, you might be going in the wrong direction, focusing on the wrong things. This advice won’t make you rich, by the way. Probably the opposite. But you’ll look back on what you’ve made and find it at least bearable and it will still mean something to you.
Do you have social media so fans can follow you?