Blue Statue

  • Blue Statue
  • 2018-09-17

Brothers Hayden and Aaron Brown (songwriters, guitars and lead vocals), Mike Fox (drums) and Ben Jasper (bass) are alt-indie band Blue Statue. Their eponymous debut EP is streamable on their website and released everywhere in November. We spoke to Aaron to find out more.

Confusion, frustration, completism.

First up, tell us bit about yourselves - what led you all to forming Blue Statue?
We were all in different bands that came to an end in some way or another. We wanted to start afresh so Blue Statue was born.

Who did your take inspiration from?
We take inspiration from all sort of things, but musically I would say anything from the indie/alt/post-punk/noise-rock/art rock persuasions.

You worked with producer Joe Foster. How did he help shape your music?
He had a relaxed approach which helped to slow down the process and focus.

You’ve featured on BBC Introducing London. What effect did that have on your development?
Any encouragement is a plus so I would say it developed us in that way.

Why the name ‘Blue Statue’?
There are a few answers to this, but I ask myself: what do you get from seeing Statues?

How would you describe your musical style?
Alt indie/post-punk.

Tell us about your eponymous debut EP Blue Statue. What are its themes?
Confusion, frustration, completism.

When did you write it and where did you record it?
We wrote it in Berlin, Devon and London. We recorded the drums and vocals in Muswell Hill, then recorded the guitars and bass in a flat in central London.

How does the EP represent your style?
I think it has all the angles going from the alt-indie side of the spectrum across to the post-punk side. The songs vary.

Can you talk us through the songs?
Not really, I like people to take what they will from them. Although some of the lyrics are surreal I don’t think most are too cryptic to understand.

What are your hopes for the EP?
We hope that as many people hear it as possible and it gets interest.

Where can we see you live in 2018?
We have two shows coming up, both in London. Saturday, September 29th at St Moritz Club and Friday, November 2nd at The Spice of Life.

Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen to the band before the end of the year, what would it be?
More and more people knowing we exist.

Watch the video for ‘The Screen’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates go to bluestatuemusic.com.

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