Impressedby the Brit award nominated indie band’s latest single we thought it best to dive alittle deeper into their world.
US: We cant stop watching the video for ‘I Must Be a Lover’ it’s great, tell us the idea behind the track and the video?
GUILLEMOTS: I must be a lover for me expresses the process one feels when coming out of a relationship… The darkness the loneliness and confusion and towards the end of the track realising that life goes on and you just need to let it go, be positive and move forward…In the video the directors tried to portray this feeling as well. That was part of the idea of shooting from dusk til dawn with the projections representing positivity and becoming more and more prevalent as day breaks.
US: Your songs are very complex and have great depth, how does the song writing process happen for you guys?
GUILLEMOTS: For this record we spent a long time just playing together recording the majority of it on mini disc then listening back and slowly the songs took shape. Then at a certain point fyfe would work on them at home to write the lyrics and work on structures.
US: What new music has inspired you lately?
GUILLEMOTS: I’ve been really inspired by Little Dragon’s first record. I think they captured such a great “fat” original sound with honest thoughtful interesting lyrics. One of the few “modern” records that I keep coming back to.
US: The festival season is just about to kick off, what are you looking forward to most?
GUILLEMOTS: Looking forward to all of them really! Making a concerted effort this album cycle to just enjoy the moment and be grateful for every opportunity to play music for people! Nothing lasts forever…but yeah, glasto, cause everyone’s gonna be there and its the first time in years I get to stay and partaaaay! And also Feastival, cause its all about the good eats.
US: When you are in London where do you like to hangout?
GUILLEMOTS: Mostly in restaurants, my trusty turkish Anatolia never fails to put a smile on my face. The same goes for lumiere my local milkshake shop!!! Always playing great tunes with a super friendly community atmosphere with intricately detailed beautiful decor.
Guillemots are playing the Station Sessions at the arcade, St Pancras Wednesday 15th June & Saturday 18th June at London’s Meltdown Festival at the Bandstand busking.