Tropical indie-pop quartet COASTS release their single Stay on the 14th of October. Before hitting the road to tour and promote the track, A Music Blog, Yea? spoke with David from COASTS about favourite snacks, the Paradise EP, enjoying London Grammar, and One Direction.
AMBY: Hello COASTS, cheers for speaking with AMBY today. What’s the band been up to lately?
COASTS: We’ve been pretty busy writing the album and finishing off recording the EP for the last few weeks. We can’t wait to get back out on the road though.
AMBY: How would you describe your sound for those unfamiliar with your music?
AMBY: Throughout October, the band venture out on a tour to promote Stay. What are you most looking forward to?
COASTS: We’re really looking forward to our hometown shows in Bristol and Bath. They are always ace. The Shacklewell Arms is a cool venue as well, so the London show should be really good. But mainly we’re just excited to get out on the road and play some new material.
AMBY: Although we like “Coasts”, what other names were thrown around before finalizing the band’s name?
COASTS: We wanted to be called Bordeaux and even played a gig under that name before we realised there was another band from England with the same name.
AMBY: Around mid-August the band posted a photo of some food (more so drinks) you bought for recording. What’s your favourite thing to snack on while in the studio?
COASTS: I think we got through about 20 big bags of these onion ring crisp things in the studio. That and Gold bars. They’re the best.
AMBY: The Paradise EP was released back in April. It’s loaded with four great songs, but we’re curious, what inspired the cover artwork?
COASTS: Our friend Louis Labron-Johnson did it. It’s basically inspired by the songs and what he took from them.
AMBY: Which COASTS lyric is your favourite?
COASTS: I’m not really sure, what’s yours?
AMBY: Who have you been listening to this summer?
COASTS: We all listen to a pretty broad range, some new and some classics. We love a bit of dance music too. That Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness has been one of our songs of the summer. Like everyone else we’ve been enjoying London Grammar too.
AMBY: What’s the best release of the year?
COASTS: Tough question, there have been lots of good records released this year. Hummingbird by Local Natives or the Bring Me the Horizon album have probably been my favourites from this year though.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about COASTS that nobody knows yet?
COASTS: Three of us love One Direction.
Thank you Coasts, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout |