09 April 2012

Fresh Meat Monday - Quickbeam

Would you care to introduce yourself? 

Hi, its Drew and Monika from Quickbeam.

How would you describe the music you make? 

The music we make has a certain vulnerability to it. Its not intentional, but its the way it seems to come out.  Also lot of it is quite exposed, even though the band has grown in numbers recently there is still hopefully a sense of the sparse sound we had when we had only two or three members. The only difference now is that we can begin to achieve the sound we had started out to achieve. Somebody once described our sound as 'glacial' maybe that is a more accurate description.

How did you start out making music?

I think after learning a few songs on the guitar, or whatever instrument you pick up, the next natural step is to start writing your own.

What process goes into the way you write songs? 

Generally our songs start as an individual/solitary process, usually myself or Monika. We go through countless ideas and recordings before we're really happy. When we play them as a band each individual has their own take on it, and notices different details they can add/develop. 

What can people expect from your live shows? 

Our next gig is on the Tall Ship on the Clyde, so maybe something a bit unusual. A relaxing experience with a few uplifting moments thrown in. Thats the idea anyway!

What are you all listening to at the moment? 

(Drew) I've heard the new Sigur Ros track from their forthcoming album 'Valtari', so I've had that on repeat for days!

What can we expect to see/hear from you in the future?

Well our debut single is out on the 9th of April. We've been working on a load of new stuff recently. We'll be planning a realease with the guys from our label Comets and Cartwheels in the coming weeks, possibly an EP to follow up.

Quickbeam - Tide

Comets & Cartwheels

Quickbeam - Seven Hundred Birds from Quickbeam on Vimeo.

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