We’ve all been playing together for quite a while before Love For Zero so finding our sound was quite a long and formative process. We’ve actually recorded an album that never saw the light of day. This was one of our first experiences as a group of writing and recording together and it helped shaped who we are as a band today.
2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
Rock’n’Roll and aim for the stars! Realistically though we just want our music to reach and touch as many people as possible through our albums or live performances. The respect and appreciation of our audience is what we really strive for rather than chasing massive industry goals . If we do get really successful that’s only going to facilitate our relationship with broader audiences.
3. How long have you been writing your own music?
We’ve been writing our own music from the very beginning, both individually and as a band. It’s the only way it works for us. Sure, you can learn a lot from playing somebody else’s songs and have loads of fun doing it but for us as a band, we get the most satisfaction by writing something of our own and expressing ourselves in this very creative process. A new track is like nurturing a child, we’ve all got very strong attachments to our songs. There has been a gradual progression and stylistic change in the music we make. It’s not necessarily been a conscious effort to change but different influences creep in and and obviously as the music around us changes it has an effect on our music. Being able to adapt and incorporate other genres in some way is the key to longevity, however there need to be key core elements throughout to make us sound like Love For Zero.
4. Who are your top three influences and why?
We are all very different from each other and we get our influences through diverse bands that we listen to ranging from Aphex Twin to Red Hot Chili Peppers. In terms of genres, our top three influences must be Pop, Indie and Electronic.
5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
‘Call Me Up’ is our debut release which you can fin on our SoundCloud page. We are very excited because of its emotional weight and the way in which that exact emotion builds up and explodes in certain parts of the song. A very electric track. Call me up is the first song we mixed with Cenzo Townshend which was a big turning point for us.
6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
We are based in Manchester. The local scene is great for providing us with inspiration. Predominantly electronic and creative underground bands, Manchester provides a good platform for our music. Some of our favourite venues are Antwerp Mansion, Sound Control, Deaf Institute. Everyone of them are venues with a lot of character and friendly familiar faces.
7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
There are plenty of bands for everyone’s taste. Extra Love, Mount Fabric, Shunya, Swiss Lips and Where Were West, just to name a few.
8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
The best place to start looking is our website, www.loveforzero.com where you can find links to all our other social media such as Facebook, SoundCloud and others. And of course, come to our gigs!