Handpicked by Forté Project, an artist development scheme for findgin and supporting the emerging music talent from South Wales, trio Public Order have release their debut single ‘Violet Skies’ featuring vocalist Rebecca Hurn. We spoke to them about the record, collaborating with Rebecca and hopes for the future.
We made the single hungover, in the summer of 2017, and produced and mixed it in one of bedrooms.
First up, tell us bit about yourselves - what first got you into music?
We are Public Order, a group of three producer/ DJ’s from Wales. We first got into music by messing about on keyboards in music class. It was fun haha!
How and when did you form the band? What was it that brought you together?
We first formed in December 2016, whilst being drunk in a pub after applying for the Forte Project! We have all been friends since we were little, so we decided to make it a thing!
Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from to form your musical and thematic style?
We take inspiration from so many different genres, but try to put our own spin on things.
How would you describe your style?
Our style is quite melancholic I guess. It’s hard to describe your own music, haha!
What’s been your highlight of 2017?
Releasing our debut single! We are really pleased with how its been received.
Tell us about your debut single ‘Violet Skies’. What’s it about?
“I wrote violet skies based on how I spent my summer it’s basically about the beginning of a relationship where you’re kind of together, and kind of not.” - Rebecca Hurn
When did you write the single and where did you record it?
We made the single hungover, in the summer of 2017, and produced and mixed it in one of bedrooms!
The single features vocalist Rebecca Hurn. How did she get involved and what did she bring to the track?
We met Rebecca through The Forte Project. She wrote a brilliant top line for the track!
What are your hopes for ‘Violet Skies’?
We hope it gives us a good platform for our releases in the future!
What can we expect from your next releases?
More collaborations with vocalists, with better production and mixing!
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
Flume or Porter Robinson. They’ve really paid a big influence in our style!
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourselves one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
Hangovers are a blessing in disguise.
Watch the video for ‘Violet Skies’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates go to the Public Order Facebook page.