The Gloucestershire siblings released their EP ‘The Valley’ last year, after gaining an army of fans on their headline tour in November and supporting the likes of Lapsley and Wild Beasts on their winter tours, this band is set for huge things this year.
Their latest offering ‘Together’ is the perfect track to make a comeback after a year of gigging and creating in the studio. Opening with beautiful mellow keys alongside Katy’s impeccable raw vocals, it soon builds with exhilarating percussion and a strong bass line. All leading to the focus going to the dulcet tones of the siblings angelic harmonies, creating a euphoric and organic sound that is pure Ardyn.
Having grown up with an appreciation of the great outdoors, the young siblings bring a breath of fresh air into the studio with them, in turn creating a sense of adventure and mystery all while keeping the track upbeat with hints of darkness creeping through. They have perfectly crafted their own sound over the years, and that’s no surprise seeing as they had already formed a band by the time they left primary school!
The duo will be performing at various festivals over the summer including Dot To Dot, Kendall Calling, Truck Festival and more, as well as a headline show at London’s Hoxton Hall in June. With lot’s of new music on the way and more headline shows on the horizon, Ardyn are without doubt a band to keep your eyes and ears on over the next few months, as ‘Together’ showcases the siblings pure lyrical genius and innocently raw, melodic sound.
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Congratulations on your new single ‘Together’, how does it feel to release it into the world?
We feel very relieved, we have been sitting on it for a long time and to have it finally released feels amazing!
Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the track?
The track came about while on a holiday in the same place we wrote ‘The Valley’. Me and Rob are brother and sister and are the same age, so we were suffering from ‘cabin fever’ and weren’t getting on well at the time; this song was a reflection of that. Although it could attributed to any relationship.
What was your creative process for this song?
Well we wrote it on a Lidl keyboard and then the song developed over a few months, it’s a song that took a while to finish.
We were very nervous, it was a step into new territory sound wise and production, but now we’ve got the first one out we are so excited to share the rest of what we’ve been working on.
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Who are some of your main influences as a band?
Fleetwood mac, Arcade fire, Kate bush, Cat Stevens
It definitely helps creatively as we are very close, but on the other hand we spend extraordinary amounts of time together and it can be very challenging. But we’ve always been together through school and college so it’s second nature to work together.
Can you give us an insight into the background of Ardyn?
Ardyn was the name of a family relative and we thought the name was cool, so we asked her if we could name our band after her. I think our sound has been quite original because of the music we grew up with, growing up in a small rural town we weren’t influenced too much by contemporaries around us which I think was a good thing as we developed our own sound from it.
How would you describe an Ardyn live show?
We play with a full live band so it’s much more dynamic and raw, you definitely hear the songs in a different way.
What can we expect from you over the next few months?
Lots of stuff, we’ve got a headline show at Hoxton Hall on the 13th of June and more music very soon!!
Tickets for the Hoxton Hall show are available here.