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INTERVIEW: Porcelain People

How would you classify your music?

Pop, Electronic.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Imogen Heap, Bob Marley, Sara Bareilles, Owl City, Radiohead.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

The main theme for this first album was love and all the emotions that go with it. We can only hope that fans of our music can relate to what the message is, but most importantly,we just hope people enjoy the listening experience.

Can you tell us a bit about your latest album?

When will it be released and how does it differ from your previous work? “Streetlights” is our debut album that started out as collaboration on a song that we actually didn’t end up choosing to be on the record. However, we realized that we enjoyed working with one another and decided to form Porcelain People.  “Streetlights” is already available online everywhere, however we are doing  an official album release show at the Blind Pig in Austin, TX on October 7th during  the Austin City Limits festival.

What do you love and hate about the Music Business?

We hate that it is such a slow business and that a lot of very talented people can go unnoticed. It is nice to get paid for what you love doing, but really we just love music in general. Listening and Composing.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

Fred- Bonnaroo 2006. Josh- Incubus at Memphis in May. What we love most about playing live is the interaction with the fans and getting to see the crowd’s different reactions when we play their favorite songs. Also, only having two people on stage, we get to figure out the best way to get the most out of our performances, whether it be bringing on featured artists, including more live instruments, effects, etc.

Is there a song on this latest CD that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

Josh -Vital, I just love the message that it conveys.

Fred- I love all the songs for different reasons, however I have to say Streetlights is my favorite. It was the first song that after I recorded the music for the verses said….”yeah…I love this….a lot.”

How have you evolved as an artist over the last few years?

What made you decide to come back into the music business? I don’t think we ever really left the music business. It was always there. I think being in various music projects with different people taught us better ways to get the sound we were looking for. When we started actually writing music together, we made each other better as musicians and songwriters.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, get drunk with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

Josh- Bob Marley.

Fred- Imogen Heap.

So tell us what’s next? 

We will be pushing the first album while also trying to play some shows. Then it is back into the studio to record more music and start working on the next album.

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