Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Stealing Sheep

Stealing SheepStealing Sheep will surround you in warm synths, bouncy-pop vocals, and alluring guitar riffs. This Liverpool trio are an absolute treat to pop music with their unique take on the genre. We’ve become huge fans of what they do, so to catch up with Stealing Sheep, we spoke to them about going on stage without instruments, the great story behind Shut Eye, and how they are recording a new album!

AMBY: For those who haven’t had the pleasure of hearing you, how would you describe Stealing Sheep’s sound in three words?

Stealing Sheep: Diamond Moon Doom.

AMBY: Your new album Into The Diamond Sun is packed with amazing harmony laden songs. Who influences Stealing Sheep as musicians and songwriters?

Stealing Sheep: Lots of people and things! We’re listening to Dirty Projectors, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Alt-J, Melodies Echo Chamber, Broadcast, Santigold loads! We are well into visual stuff too and that makes it’s way into the music.

AMBY: What do you consider the best lyric you’ve written?

Stealing Sheep: We’ve just written a new tune called A Real Clown. The lyrics are cool.

AMBY: You have been touring quite a bit. What is the craziest thing to happen to you at a gig?

Stealing Sheep: We arrived late to Bestival and had to go on without instruments. The was pretty radical and freaked us out! We sang and clapped instead.

AMBY: If you could create a law that everybody had to follow, what would it be?

Stealing Sheep: To be kind to one another. Always.

AMBY: What’s on your iPod at the moment?

Stealing Sheep: Fever Ray.

AMBY: Shut Eye is a fantastic song, what is the story behind it?

Stealing Sheep: It started when I (Becky) didn’t own a bed. I was sleeping on the sofa for 6 months. I woke up and said: you should have got a better bed. Better for your head. Better heads need Shut Eye. And so the song started! Lucy did a cool beat that followed the melody pattern and that really clicked the song into place. Emily’s guitar line created the hook and the song felt great. So that’s the story!

AMBY: Which albums changed your life?

Stealing Sheep: Graceland (Paul Simon), Tago Mago by Can.

AMBY: Who would you like to be most and least stuck in an elevator with?

Stealing Sheep: Ariel Pink. Bowzer.

AMBY: Describe your dream gig and who would be on the bill with you.

Stealing Sheep: The line up would include: Grimes, Queen, The Residents, Vernon Elliot, Bjork.

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

Stealing Sheep: The Postal Service tour.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Stealing Sheep that nobody knows yet?

Stealing Sheep: We are recording a new album!


Thank you Stealing Sheep, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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