Ahead of their performance at Oslo Hackney on the 24th February, we spoke to Until The Ribbon Breaks, who have been busy touring the US with one of the biggest bands of recent times. Constantly moving, we spoke to the band about their recent success, future plans and life on the road.
Thanks for taking the time to speak to LWE guys. What have you been up to?
Just putting our feet up… on the dashboard of a tour bus driving from coast to coast on a winter tour of the United States and Canada with London Grammar. An incredible experience. It finally felt as though we were, we are a live band in the truest sense and they (London Grammar) and their fans couldn’t have been better to us.
What were the highlights of 2014?
I think finally finishing our record- a body of work that has gone through more homes and countries than all of us combined. We finally found a suitable home and the team that we believed in and who believed in us and found a way to get it to the people that matter, the ears of actual human beings!
You’ve spent a lot of time touring the US. Have you been recorded any music on the road?
We have. We seem to be able to do a lot of work on the road. Recording is perhaps more difficult and less realistic, but certainly some production, editing, making videos. More of the fine-tuning that 10 hours on a bus allows for.
Where’s your main studio based?
In Hollywood, which is a sentence I never thought I would be able to say. We are boys from farming and fishing towns in the United Kingdom. Some mystical force seems to be helping us along. Luck basically.
If we were to walk into your studio what would we see?
Very little, it’s incredibly dark. We have filled it with instruments. We forget to leave money for lamps. We love it. We like gadgets as much as we like real instruments. You may find a trumpet sitting on a sampler.
Are there any projects or forthcoming releases you can tell us about?
At this point we have ideas. Fresh from the release of our debut album, I think we are excited to try some new things, learn some new techniques. Refresh the palette. The live show is always evolving and becoming looser and liver and that is exciting.
Describe your sound in 3 words.
No rules apply
What are your future plans for the band, how do you see your style and sound developing?
One half of us wants to become more cinematic, more ethereal and the other half wants loud noise, big stages and strobe lighting. If we find the balance… then that is our second album. Results pending…
Until The Ribbon Breaks Live
Tuesday February 24th