AAA Music Approved: Dog In The Snow
aaamusic | On 30, Sep 2015
Who are you and where are you from?
H: We are Dog In The Snow, currently based in Brighton. I was brought up in Singapore and Eva is originally from Poland.
What inspired you to get into music?
H: I had an academically-intense upbringing in Singapore, music was my cathartic and creative activity whilst I was simultaneously having to memorise what endothermic and exothermic reactions were (also cathartic!)
E: I’ve been doing visual art my whole life and eventually felt the desire to try out different forms of self-expression and I always felt strongly drawn to music.
What have you done?
H: We released a couple of singles last year through Tidal Wave Sounds, played a lot of shows; and now we’re ready to release our debut EP Uncanny Valley through Love Thy Neighbour, something with a first ever physical element to it – which is interesting.
What are you like live?
H: It’s just the two of us, multi-tasking to the nth degree, whilst making sure we don’t leave the audience stranded. All a balance, and all about making sure we deliver a performance that does justice to the songs.
What makes you different?
H: There’s a seriousness I take with making sure the music I write reflects the truest of my emotions and ideas. If at least one person can get some interesting thoughts and contemplations provoked after listening to the music, then that is beyond anything.
Physical vs Downloading vs Streaming…How do you listen to music?
H: I flitter around all three. I’m a confused consumer, I want to support new music as best as I can, so which one matters the most? I’m not sure, but I do know going to see the music live is important too.
E: I also use all three, I love the old physical way of doing things but I’m not afraid of the new more digital ways of distributing music.
What have you been listening to?
H: I’m keeping it ambient and minimalist at the moment: Eno’s Discreet Music, C Duncan’s Architect and Beach House’s Depression Cherry.
E: I’m also slowly moving towards a more ambient autumnal playlist currently: Sea Oleena Shallow, Bing & Ruth Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
What are your aspirations for the future?
H: To keep making music in the technological age. I hope people can find it and take the time to listen.
Questions answered by: Helen Ganya Brown and Eva Bowan of Dog In The Snow…
Dog In The Snows’ new EP Uncanny Valley is out October 9th…