Eudaemonia Live #1 – Interview: Brown Lion Zoo

From its inception Eudaemonia has had an aim of bringing upcoming new bands and music into limelight. The necessity for a live gig has always been in the forefront of our minds. With this comes Eudaemonia Live, Nottingham’s newest celebration of some of the best new bands the city and beyond has to offer!

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eudaemonia-live-1-w-sisteray-brown-lion-zoo-more-tickets-37876162622

Here’s our interview with Brown Lion Zoo, one of Nottingham’s most impressive new bands who will play Eudaemonia Live #1 at Nottingham’s Maze on 12.10.2017:

You recently released debut EP ‘Where’s My Sandwich’ which is really impressive, what did it feel like to finally get it released?

It felt great to finally get it out. Recording the EP was the main focus over summer so we were really excited for everyone to hear it. It’s also the first time we’ve been on music streaming services which was a big buzz for us. We didn’t realise the amount of work that went into getting music out there so it’s definitely a relief to get it out as well.

What was the recording process like for the EP?

We recorded with Phil Booth at JT Soar in Nottingham over two days. We recorded all the drums in a live setting then over dubbed the rest of the band. It was a way more creative process than we thought, and the songs really grew in the studio. It was nice to have another pair of ears and we are really pleased with how Phil brought the songs to life. He brought out the best in us for sure, was really accommodating to us.

How would you describe your sound in three words?

Quiet, sometimes loud

What other bands inspire your sound?

Its always hard to know where our sound comes from because it happens very naturally, we’re not trying to sound like anyone in particular so it just comes out how it comes out.

We’re really enjoying the new Mount Kimbie album, as well as Public Service Broadcasting. We all like bands like Turnover, Tame Impala, JAWS, Cabbage, etc and can’t wait to see Mac Demarco at Rock City next month too.

Has it been nice to play the new tracks live? Do you prefer playing live or recording?

It’s interesting to see how the new songs go down live, you never know what people will react best to. We love both, but playing live is always the biggest thrill. We always have the live show in mind when writing and we are constantly trying to improve it. It’s also nice to be able to give a new energy to the songs.

Eudaemonia live sees you return to The Maze, do you have any memories of playing there already?

The Maze was actually our first show. We played to a few of our mates, the other bands and their families, and audience interaction was very limited. We’ve definitely come a long way since then so it will be good to come back with a bang. Really exciting to play with Sisteray too, it’s always nice to see a big turnout for a show.

Finally, where would you like to see Brown Lion Zoo in 12 months time?

It’s hard to know what’s round the corner, but we will keep on playing as many gigs as possible and continue to build our fan base. We’d love to play some festivals over next summer alongside playing shows all over the country. Of course it’s hard to organise anything major because uni takes up a fair amount of our time but we’ll do what we can.

 

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eudaemonia-live-1-w-sisteray-brown-lion-zoo-more-tickets-37876162622

 

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