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INTERVIEW Cute Cute Death

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hey Guys, We have been great thanks! Just come off our co-headline UK tour with A Promise To Forget and Such Strange Arts who had just been signed to Standby Records, and it was absolutely an amazing tour!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Vessels”?
Vessels is one of those songs that kind of wrote itself, it was one of our 1st songs that stood out as a widely accessible song compared to some of our others. So was an obvious choice for a single. Vessels is a release of emotions from feelings trapped in everyday life which a lot of people can relate to, as everyone feels this from time to time in everyday routine. It’s basically the middle finger to that side of life!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not really one event but more of a combination of all frustrations we all go through, and dramatised as to how we deal with them.

Any plans to work on a video for this single?
We currently have a Lyric video out for “Vessels”, but we wanted to see which songs gain most traction from the album, then push some videos out for them.

Why name the album after this track in particular?
A few of the songs on the album naturally ended up with a bit of a similar theme or emotion behind it. We did go through various names for the album but nothing felt right and it just hit us at one point to keep it simple and not over think it, Vessels just stood out to us so we went with it.

How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process was fun and organic, we didn’t push our selves to initially write and album but when we got to the recording stage we realised we had more than enough tracks to do a full album. Recording was a long process, we did this in a half DIY way. All pre-production was done at my home studio with us and Joseph Grouse producing. We then did the drums at my home studio too, except for Statue which was done at Cato Music. Vocals was mostly done at Cato Music too and then laid the final guitars over at Studio 6 in Brixton which is owned by Larry Hibbitt from “Hundred Reasons”.

Then finally sent it all over to Justin Hill from “Sikth” who did someco-producing and all mixing and mastering of the album. The whole process took about 8 months.

How South Africa music scene and culture have influence your music?
Musically South Africans in the metal/post-hardcore scene, are mostly influenced from American post hardcore and metal. But Being South African I think has influenced us in a different way. We have so many cultures in SA and I think that has kept our minds open to trying different things, which I think comes through in our music. South Africans are also hugely passionate and persistent and I think if it wasn’t for those traits we would never have been able to survive moving away from everything, and everyone we knew, to try and follow the musical dream. We have gone through many situations where we thought that was the end of it, but somehow kept it going and I blame the South Africans in us for that! That said, we have a bit of a mix in this band as 1 of us is from Nepal, the other British and our vocalist is half Greek. So we are a bit of a mix breed band with different influences which all effect our sound and style.

Any plans to hit the road?
Absolutely! We have just come back from a UK tour and we are looking into more of that later this year and we will have many one off shows in between that too!

What else is happening next in Cute Cute Death’s world?
We guess our main objective right now is getting the album out there as much as possible, but we will be pushing to try get on some festivals this year and next. Getting some more tours and shows under our belts and we will also be getting a head start on that second album, we have actually already started on a few bits for that, so really looking forward to whats on the horizon for us!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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