In our latest Band Spotlight, we chat to Less Than about their sound, and inspirations.
What inspires your music, in terms of the sound – what bands did you grow up loving?
Tallon] It’s funny how inspiration works. For Less Than, there are so many different inspirations that it would be hard to list each of them. We both share a love for bands like the Foo Fighters, the Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Linkin Park, Soundgarden and many other alternative-rock artists.
Adam] With our new upcoming material, we are experimenting heavily with more pop-oriented melodies in our music, which is also really fun. We hope to release it soon!
What are the biggest challenges you face as a band?
Tallon] Easily the distance between us. Working within separate time zones presents an interesting dynamic. We work by sending each other audio files and ideas for songs, and then Adam loads everything together into a ProTools session; from there we fine-tune everything until we find something that sounds absolute.
Adam] We met up in a pub in Edinburgh once while Tallon was visiting the country, which was cool though.
What has been a career defining moment for you guys?
Tallon] After years of toying with the idea of forming a music project, I’d say the day we finally decided to sit down and attempt to write a song together.
Adam] Yeah, definitely that. “You” was the first song we ever wrote together, and for the first time I was actually proud of a song that I had written and releasing it was so exciting.
What inspires you outside of music – think specific people, places and movies for example?
Adam] I love being in Glasgow, I never get tired of it. And at the moment I’m really into The Eric Andre Show, it’s always great, no matter what episode you’re watching.
Tallon] If you’re not very careful, just about anything or anyone can act as an influence; especially if you’re young and impressionable. That being said, my least controversial influence is the weather.