#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Hanne Leland


   

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Having supported All Saints on their UK tour in 2016 and released a couple of hit singles, I chatted to up-and-coming, Norwegian pop singer, Hanne Leland about her upcoming plans.

We talked about her upcoming single, ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (out 09/06/17), discussed what inspires her music, found out what chocolate bar she’d be and considered her grandmother’s good advice. It’s all here…

Thanks so much to Hanne for taking the time to chat to us and to Bjørnar for setting up this interview.



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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with A R I Z O N A


   

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Having just released their debut album, ‘GALLERY’, I had the privilege of talking to the fantastic, A R I Z O N A.

During our interview, the guys discussed their debut album, their favourite track on the album, who they’d like to cover one of their songs and in true Muzik Speaks tradition, we played a game of ‘Would You Rather…?’ It’s all in the interview video below!

I want to say a massive thanks to Harriet Brampton, Jake Posner and Geneva Gamblin for making this interview happen! Thanks guys 🙂

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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Life Of Dillon (2017)

The Life Of Dillon boys took the time to catch up with Matt again and chat about their latest single, ‘Sex For Breakfast’, their plans to continually keep releasing music and how they came to be a duo now. It’s all below…


   

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It’s been a while since our first interview with Life Of Dillon, but the boys took the time to catch up with us again and fill us in with all the things they’ve been up to since we last spoke.

They’ve released two new tracks, Sex For Breakfast‘ and Rocks‘ and talked about their plans to continually keep releasing new music; who they’d like to collaborate with and how they came to be a duo now. It’s all here…


What have you been up to since our last interview with you?
It’s hard to keep track. We’re always making music. That’s #1. We write, produce and record almost everything in our home studio… but beyond that we’ve been focusing on our music videos. We are heavily involved in the creation and direction, and have been wearing many different hats over the last couple years in order to get our vision across. – Joe

We loved your first EP, Prologue, and now your new single ‘Sex For Breakfast’ is blowing up, but what everyone is dying to know is, is there more new music in the pipeline? If so, when can we expect it?
We have tons of music. It doesn’t take David and I that long to write songs. A lot of the greatest ideas come from real life experiences or are at least inspired by them… so when you are inspired they just pour out of you. The production of the songs usually takes a little longer, we’re perfectionists so we like to make sure its right. But to answer your question… yes! We have more music coming out next month and will be putting songs out on the regular… We took a little break after our EP came out because we wanted to take some time to grow musically. Things happened so quickly with the last launch that it was all a little overwhelming and we got lost in a whirl wind of events. Coming from our home in London making music to traveling the world playing to crowds of 15k+ was a trip to say the least. Now we’re much more comfortable in our surroundings and we’re ready to share the songs we’ve been working on for the last couple years. – Joe

Will there be an album in 2017? If so, any ideas of a name yet?
We are not concerned with albums. It’s really just music… and we are putting them out song by song. When it feels right, we’ll focus on an album. But for the time being, we’re happy to share as much of our music as we can. – David

Have you got to write/record with anyone cool?
Joe and I write/record/produce pretty much everything by ourselves, but we did do this one random session like 6 years ago with Diana Ross’ son, Evan. Joe’s brother was a producer signed to SonyATV and he had a session booked with him, and because the session was in our house, Joe and I sorta jumped in unannounced and we wrote a song together! We recently linked up out here in LA and are looking to collab on some more music together with Evan and his wife Ashlee Simpson. Another cool dude we’ve been writing with recently is this kid AJ Mitchell. Super down to earth guy and has pipes for days! – David

It appears that there’s just the two of you now, how are you finding being a duo?
Truth be told, not too much has changed. My brother, Robert, still works with us. But just on other projects now. We have all always made music together. We did this for years and when we got signed, David and I were living in a separate house to Robert… He was actually in another band, but we decided to do things together because we’re family. Being a an artist takes a lot of focus and dedication, which can take you away from the things you love; the writing, being in the studio, friends, family. When we got off tour, we all spoke about it and decided to split mutually. My brother is in the studio now, working on his own sound and making music that really lets his talent as a producer shine. David and I are just doing what we’ve always done. – Joe

If you could collaborate with any band or artist, who would it be and why?
I don’t really watch too many artists. I’m so focussed on my own writing that I don’t really listen to a lot of other people often. Though we were asked this question the other day and I said I’m a straight up fan of Chance the Rapper. I love his flow, his voice and his message. I’d really like to work with a rapper, I think it would bring a cool dynamic to what we do. – Joe
Big John Mayer fan, his songs are on point…jamming with him in the studio would be dope! – David

If a film were to be made about your lives, who would you want to play you and why?
Denzel Washington. He’s just a cool Motherfucker. – Joe
Leonardo DiCaprio. Have you seen ‘The Revenant’? The guy wrestles a bear!! – David

Are there any plans to tour the UK soon?
We have a few things lining up, but we can’t reveal anything yet. We will be playing local venues in LA so keep up with us to see where those will be! – David

Thanks again to the Life Of Dillon boys for taking the time to catch up with us and allow us to do another interview with them.


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#FeelGoodFriday: Life Of Dillon – ‘Rocks’


   

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As you probably already gathered, we’re huge fans of Life Of Dillon and their brand of acoustic house blended with pop and cool, unique banjo sounds.

Their latest single, Sex For Breakfast, was a big hit with fans and this song looks set to be a big hit too! This single sees the duo return to a similar style found on their debut EP, Prologue, and is sure to capture people’s attention, just as much as their debut single, Overload.

No music video has been released yet but hopefully something will be posted soon; we’ll keep you updated on this!

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‘Rocks’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rocks-single/id1207423338


#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Leah McFall

Matt interviews Leah McFall and finds out all about her latest single, ‘Happy Human’, her upcoming EP, ‘INK’, and asks a whole bunch of fans’ questions. It’s all here…


   

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Having just released her latest single, Happy Human‘ (click the link to watch the video – if you haven’t heard/watched it yet, you must!), I had the privilege of talking to the stunningly talented singer, Leah McFall.

During our interview, Leah discussed her upcoming mini-album, ‘INK’, her plans for the approaching INK Tour (BUY TICKETS HERE), the best film she’s seen lately and she even shared some of her most embarrassing moments, including Chris Brown and a can of Coke! She also took the time to answer a whole host of fans’ questions too…It’s all in the video below!

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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Janet Devlin

Matt does a Skype interview with Janet Devlin and finds out all about her latest single, ‘Outernet Song’, her upcoming concept album and which flavour biscuit she’d be. It’s all here…


   

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Having recently released her single, ‘Outernet Song’, I got the chance to chat with the talented, Irish singer/songerwriter, Janet Devlin.

During our interview, Janet discussed how her new single, ‘Outernet Song’ came about, discussed her upcoming album (tentatively titled Holy Water) and we even found out what type of biscuit she’d be, so please make sure you check it all out in the video below!

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*** Apologies for the poor connection quality of this video…it may be a bit jumpy but it’s still a great interview! ***


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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Tom Ryder


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Singer/songwriter, Tom Ryder, has most recently released his EP, Strings Attached which has been gathering a lot of interest, even from the likes of Chris Evans and Rod Stewart!

During our interview, Tom explained that he is focusing on releasing singles and EPs, rather than an album right now. He told us about the music he’s been listening to most recently and some of his upcoming plans.

As with most of our interviews, we played a game of ‘Would You Rather…?’, though I didn’t push him too far with this…he’s just too nice for that awful game!

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Tom Ryder‘s releases are all available to purchase on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/tom-ryder/id597804676


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