Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Eight questions with GØSPEL

1. Who are GØSPEL (a short introduction)

GØSPEL is Beth Anderton- Allen & Chris Willsher & in the live band we have George Conry, Darren Maddox & Matyas Csonka.

2. How long have you been making music as GØSPEL, and can you describe that music in a few words? What have the highlights been so far for the band?

We've been together about 2 years now. It's very natural, we dont try and sound like anyone and its just lucky that we get compared to amazing acts like Daughter & Fleetwood Mac. Our highlight was being invited to Abbey Road studios only a couple of weeks after our first single came out, we got to hear our music being played back through a mixing desk that Radioheads music had been mastered through.

3. This is the point where I usually ask about a recent release… your 'Ain't Gonna Let You In’ single was released last Summer, how has the response been?

The response was great, we've been very lucky to have had good radio airplay and features on us with very little PR, Clash premiered the video & compared us to Bat for Lashes which made us very happy.

4. I can see you’re currently working on your debut EP, how has the process been going?!

That's all finished now, it was actually finished in the Summer but we had some delays with the music video, it can be hard to organise filming on the streets of Lewisham at 4am on a Saturday night.

5. Who is your audience and how do you connect with your fans? Any crazy, fun, exciting stories are very welcome.

I think we are still building our audience but I think its mixed, we get a lot of more mature fans who actually pay for releases & appreciate the hard work we put in. Beth is great with the social media and being a lot younger than me the way she exposes the band on Instagram is connecting well with the younger audience.

6. What are your plans for the rest of the year, and how does 2017 look for the band?

We have just premiered our music video for 'Bodies' and announced the live dates for 2017 at The Sebright Arms on the 24th of January, we plan to release the EP a bit later in the year after we have released a few singles from it.

7. We’re excited to be working with you on a London show at Sebright Arms in January... what can we expect from the show?

This will be the first show as a fully live band, previously weve played to a track on the laptop but we decided it would be much more exciting to have a live drummer and bassist. It's daunting having only played to track before but this way we will be much louder and noone can turn us down with a live drummer.

8. What would your dream gig look like? Are there any artists you’d love to play alongside or cities you’d love to visit?

Dream gig for me would be to support Bat for Lashes. She is the entire inspiration for my musical endevours in London for the past 10 years and I would die happy to play alongside her.

GØSPEL play Sebright Arms on 24th January to support the release of their new single 'Bodies' and to premiere tracks from their upcoming EP. Tickets and info here!

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