We’re super duper excited to give you INDIGOS and their beautiful brand of brooding alt-rock.
S] How are you guys today?
We’re enjoying the half-sunny, half-gloomy beauty of post-lockdown Bristol. It almost feels back to normal! Feeling chuffed with the response we’ve had for the EP release so far.
S] What inspires you guys outside of music, think specific people and places?
Bristol is a hotspot for so many forward-thinking creatives from all walks of life, we are blessed to be a part of it! Near endless street art and interesting characters walking around, there’s inspiration everywhere. Apart from that, I think comedy keeps us going… Spaced has been on rotation recently, and the ever-present Limmy.
Bob Ross is an honourable mention as well, “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” That speaks to us on many levels.
S] Aside from Covid, what would you say your biggest challenges are as a band?
The pre-production and recording process takes a while, that’s all before we get our music out there and into people’s ears.
Trying to explain our musical ideas to eachother without making odd mouth noises. Not tearing eachother’s hair out when the other person don’t know what we mean by ‘let’s make this bit more whooshy’ or ‘play it more like vruuaow da dum cha screeeoow’. Oh yeah, and giving good answers in interviews!
S] How do you define success?
Scarface mansions, private jets and Eyes Wide Shut parties. Or should we say something wholesome? Just let us do what we love and not have to clean dishes for money… we can’t cope like real people, please donate. Nah seriously, if we can inspire people in the way that our heroes inspire us, to be who they are and become who they want to be, spread their talents and have fun doing it then we will have lived a meaningful (band) life.
S] What inspired the track ‘Silhouette of You’?
We could go on about how the song speaks from the point of view of the dark sides of people, and integrating the shadow side with the light side, and individuation and all that.
But thinking back it’s probably inspired by the friendship between us (Sophia & JC) and the ups and downs we’ve been through together, we just didn’t know it at the time… we sort of just let our subconscious brains do the singing and then we get asked about it in interviews and we’re like ‘err what the hell were we thinking when we jammed this one out?’ Then we have to reverse engineer what we probably meant. Hopefully someone can relate
S] What about the EP as a whole?
The key’s in the artwork, thank Helen Lucy for that! See how the Silhouette of You single art echoes the EP art? Happy accident, but maybe it was meant to be! Notice the light and dark sides – again it’s something to do with the duality of the human psyche, we reckon, but of course we can’t let you in on the big secret behind the EP, that would be cheating, you gotta figure it out for yourselves. In other words, we don’t know really.
Musically, we got some good old grunge, post-punk, shoegaze, and a splash of trip-hop going on. It’s an emotional rollercoaster to rival X-Factor. It certainly damn near killed us trying to finish it. Actually… it damn near killed our producer Ben. We’re super thankful to the team we have around us, and our label Club AC30 for putting us on vinyl! Stay tuned ’cause we’re already working on the next record!