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The Interview Show

Scott Wood

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The Interview Show
50 MIN2018 MAR 10
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I hung out with both members of electronic dream pop band AQUILO, Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham, backstage at the Commodore Ballroom right after they walked off stage. They were opening for their friend UK singer-songwriter electronic artist Låpsley. (In fact you can hear Låpsley in the background backstage warming up her singing voice while we chat.) Generally I don't like to do interviews after the band's set because the band is distracted by many other more fun things to do like beer. But Ben and Tom were game to try an interview and half the fun of this hang sesh is all of the crazy interruptions. How do the band react when I pronounce the band's name wrong? How did Tom and Ben meet? What it was like to work with performer and record producer SOHN on some songs? What strange skills do Ben and Tom especially admire about each other? Which AQUILO song got Tom's Dire Straits fan Dad to take notice of his songwriting? What was it like traveling to Iceland to work with producer Ólafur Arnalds (the producer who did the music for the UK version of the Broadchurch television show)? Who interrupts our interview? How many interruptions are there? What are Ben and Tom like after a few beers? You'll have to listen to find out!Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show...1) AQUILO, Aquilo EP (2014) "You There"2) AQUILO, Calling Me EP (2015) "Calling Me"3) AQUILO, Silhouettes (2017) "Human"4) AQUILO, Silhouettes (2017) "I Gave It All"5) AQUILO, Human EP (2014) "Losing You"6) AQUILO, Silhouettes (2017) "Silhouette"NO songs CANCON