Next up in our interview section is Newcastle indie outfit Lord Swans, whose previous single ‘The Plan’ was tipped on our site earlier in the summer. With further new material and plenty of gigs in the pipeline, we spoke to frontman Matt Bulmer to get the lowdown on their plans…

1. Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your sound?

I would say we are a mix between Biffy Clyro, Fickle Friends and someone a bit more mainstream like Red Hot Chilli Peppers 🙂

2. We featured you on The Tipping Point a while back, what have you been up to since?

We have been very busy indeed! We have been in the studio recently, recording some brand new unheard material 😀

3. In terms of your career so far, how long have you been writing and performing as an artist?

With Lord Swans we’ve been writing together since August 2015, that’s when we officially became a band and not a solo artist 🙂

4. Would you say you prefer recording in the studio or playing live?

To be honest we love both, we love the creative process of recording in the studio but we absolutely adore the energy of live shows 😀

5. What is the most difficult challenge for you in the music industry?

The most difficult challenge for us has probably trusting people, we’ve been treated so kindly by a lot of people but you’ve got to keep an eye out for the sharks 🙂

6. What is your biggest musical achievement to date?

I would say either when we got played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens or when we supported Coasts at a rammed 02 academy in Newcastle 😀

7. When can we catch you playing live next? 

We’re staying quiet over the summer but hopefully we’re jumping on a tour in September, can’t say too much about that! 🙂

8. Will you be appearing on the festival circuit this summer?

Possibly a few, again it’s yet to be confirmed but I know we’re in the running for some, we’ve left it pretty late haha! 😀

9. Do you have any new material due for release soon?

We do indeed! We have a EP full of material for our lovely cygnets! 🙂

10. Do you have any industry related advice for emerging artists?

Yes definitely! Just enjoy yourself, be super respectful and supportive to other artists because you’re all in the same boat at the end of the day! Definitely be competitive though, push yourself as hard as possible! And if someone gives you critical feedback, learn from it, don’t go in a sulk haha! 😀

11. What’s the best way for people to get in contact with you/keep up to date with the latest goings on?

Through our social media, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, sometimes even our YouTube 🙂

12. What is your one major ambition for your career in music?

To be the biggest band in the world and to be the absolute best we can be! 🙂

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