How did you get your initial start in music? (All of us in the band) We all started playing music at a very young age and everyone in the band has a peculiar and interesting story about it. Generally most of us picked up instruments, followed courses and music lessons and we all had different inputs from school, different social environments as well as from our families.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry? We believe that there is a place for every form of art in the industry, therefore our aim would be to establish a connection with a slice of this market that will welcome our music and deliver our sound to the “right” audience. Spreading the world with our positive and feel-good songs would bring us massive joy as we work night and day on a music that can sincerely talk to the people and make them feel at ease while they get lost in the grooves of our songs. For us, making music is a matter of love and passion and whenever there’s dedication the results will follow, at some point.
How long have you been writing your own music? Each and every member of the band has been writing music separately and on their own for years. It was in 2013 when this project came to life, from then on the band has seen changes and a couple of different members until we reached the final perfect formation that we have had for quite awhile now.
Who are your top three influences and why? We get influenced by genres more than single artists; we all love and admire records that are labelled as pop, rock, reggae, dub and many more. Okay then, you asked for three names and we shall give them to you, get ready for this crazy mix: Beethoven because he’s simply a genius and his music has formed us since the beginning of our musical experience without us even realising that this happened, Led Zeppelin because they are the best rock band in the world and they are pure inspiration, Bob Marley because his beautiful reggae music still talks to the people in 2016 delivering messages that are never getting old.
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release? “Diggin’ it deep down” is a fresh and intense pop track strongly influenced by the genres of rock and reggae. Working with Valter Vincenti featuring us on guitar (former guitarist for the reggae star Alborosie) has been inspiring and we’re very excited to share with you the catchy sound of this new song. Also, don’t go mad if you can’t pronounce the title of the song more than 3 times without biting your tongue and then giving up, the game is all there.
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues? We are currently based in London, which is a huge hub for contemporary music. This city is a daily sounce of inspiration that we can all learn something from and here an artist can constantly “steal” ideas with eyes and ears wide opened. Most of us live in North London and we’re hoping to move closer to South / South – East at some point as this would keep us closer to great venues such as Hootananny and Brixton area in general which we think Is a place, were our music could really belong.
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to? There is plenty of good musicians that we know and admire, far too many to make a list out of it. To keep it fair we will mention 2 local projects that we owe some love and respect to because of collaborations we had in the past: first is a brilliant reggae band called Emeterians and second is the solo artist Hattie Marsh, a fantastic songwriter who acted in our official video for the single “Ya Ya Girl”.
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The easiest way to keep in touch with us is to head to our official website norellandthedubfactory.com where you can get links to all of our socials as well as join our lovely and discreet newsletter. To buy our music you can relate to all of your usual digital outlets starting from ITunes and you can also find us on music streaming services like SoundCloud and Spotify.