Band Spotlight: Projector

In our latest band spotlight, we chat to Projector members [Lucy Sheehan [bass and vocals], Demelza Mather [drums] and Edward Ensbury [guitar and vocals] about their music, inspirations and more. […]

In our latest band spotlight, we chat to Projector members [Lucy Sheehan [bass and vocals], Demelza Mather [drums] and Edward Ensbury [guitar and vocals] about their music, inspirations and more.

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What’s inspiring the band right now, outside of music – think movies, or specific people and places? 

Lucy Sheehan] I have to mention King Krule’s ‘The OOZ’, but also Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, forests, mid-century modern furniture, daiquiri’s and my new brown jumper.

Demelza Mather] Sorry but I also have to mention music briefly: Nadine Shah, Holiday Destination. It was recorded at the same place we use and the production is off the chain. Other than that ~ The End of The F**King World, Gin & tonic and Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.

Edward Ensbury] Chess!

What direct experiences inspired the track, ‘Break Your Own Heart’?

Lucy] I think I was fiddling with an image I had of looking down at my gin and tonic in Sticky Mikes one evening and thinking ‘is that my hand?’ The idea of not recognising yourself and forcing yourself to regenerate built from there I suppose.

What would you say your biggest challenges are as a band right now? 

Lucy] Negotiating the music industry. We’ve been very lucky and no one works harder than us, but that only gets you so far.

Demelza] We have been given some PRS funding, which is amazing and enables us to make a new EP however we have limited time to get it together. We usually write slowly and deliberately, like snails but this has forced us into a different kind of process.

What’s been a career highlight, so far? 

Lucy] For me, working with Ben Hampson, and our two single launches – dressing the stage and playing with our favourite bands.

Demelza] Playing with Deap Valley at The Haunt in Brighton was up there for me. That and our single launches where we’ve put our own spin on it and spent far too long decorating the stage.

What are your plans for the rest of the year? 

Demelza] Write more, travel more and release a vinyl.

Edward] We’re releasing our new single on the 16th and having a big ol party to celebrate at the Lock Tavern on 22nd. Then we are having our first euro tour in April. Our EP should be out around June followed by other at the end of the summer. After that we plan on reinventing ourselves as an avant-garde Jazz noise machine. Think Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

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