TWIN SUN

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We tipped Reading production duo Twin Sun earlier this year and with festival slots and national radio airplay already under their belts we found out their plans for the rest of 2017.

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

Haha that’s always a tough one. There’s definitely synth pop and disco elements to our music but with many other influences coming in. Best to give us a listen and decide for yourself! 😉

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

The past few months we have been hiding away in the studio working on the album and gearing up for our new live show.

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

We have been working together for a few years now making edits of songs but whilst at Glastonbury 2015 we decided to officially produce together as a duo and by the end of 2015 Twin Sun was birthed.

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

As artists you have to embrace both aspects but there is never a happier moment than when you have just written something special in the studio. Saying that though, we’re very excited to be playing live again soon.

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

Both of us have been working within the industry on and off for a good number of years so when we embarked on Twin Sun we went in with our eyes open. Artists now have the industry at their fingertips, there are so many outlets to get your music out there and there are ways of releasing music and being heard without the use of record labels.

6. What is your biggest musical achievement to date?

DJing Glastonbury last year was a real highlight. Having Huw Stephens play “Lilac Light” on Radio 1 recently was incredible for us and a real milestone with it being our debut single. Getting included in Greg Wilson’s Too 10 edits of 2016 was a big moment too as he practically invented the edit and is one of our favourite DJs to see play at clubs or festivals.

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

Yes, BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Berkshire premiered our new song “Jump Back” last month (8th April) so you can hear that on the iPlayer now and on Soundcloud very soon 🙂

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

Definitely let people know about your music that you think might be interested. There is never any harm in sending it out to all the people you look up to creatively. Not everyone will reply but it’s a great feeling when you get constructive feedback or a play out from someone who knows their stuff!

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

The usual social media, we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under “twinsunmusic”

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

For us, taking to the studio at the end of last year with a few small ideas and building them into a collection of tracks we are proud of has made a big difference to what we feel Twin Sun is capable of. In the short term, creating a full album from those songs is a major ambition. Preparing our full band live set has also made us keen to create a strong energetic live show that adds extra dimensions to what we’ve made in the studio. Once we’ve achieved those two things (sorry, we know you asked for one!) then who knows what will come next but we will be a very happy duo which is the main thing for us.

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