While many may be familiar with the Brit Awards, Grammys and EMA’s there is a huge pool of talent that currently sits outside of the aforementioned nomination demographic.
The Unsigned Music Awards started in 2015 and casts it’s beam away from well known chart-toppers and firmly in the direction of unsigned artists. At GIGsoup we’ve always made a point of giving our readership an insight into the latest and greatest music from unsigned artists and it’s with this in mind that we’ve decided to talk to a few of the acts up for nomination at this years awards ceremony.
Today we’re concentrating on the ‘Best Rock Act’ category and Teignmouth band Tiny Folds. Firmly cemented as one of BBC Introducing’s top bands they have headlined their stage at Radio 1s Big Weekend and enjoyed daytime Radio 1 playlisting, all within Tiny Folds’ short existence of under 3 years.
The band release their four track EP in the coming days and are playing a special gig on the 22nd October at Teignmouth Pavilions to mark it’s release.
Tell us about yourselves
We are a three piece indie synth-pop band from Teignmouth, Devon. Formed in 2014. We are three friends who originally met at 16 and decided after a while that we wanted to make music together
How does it feel to be nominated?
It feels amazing! To be selected from so many good applicants is a special feeling and it’s great that finally there is an event to applaud unsigned musicians who quite often go under the radar! It is just us three, we don’t have a label or a manager giving us opportunities or direction so it feels good when someone gives us a pat on the back for what we do!
Describe your style? Who are you influences?
Synth-pop/Indie band. Influenced by the likes of THE 1975, Chvrches and The Naked and Famous
Who would you nominate your category?
The Rock category was quite an expansive one genre wise so it was including indie etc. We would probably nominate our friends Moriaty, Dead.Ground and Pattern Pusher. Three brilliant southwest bands!
Rock has evolved so much since it began, how do you try to innovate the sound? and what would you say your contribution is?
We spend countless hours locked away working on new synths and fine tuning them. Then it’s a case of establishing a decent mix between that full indie band sound and the electronics. I would say our contribution is quite light hearted and fun
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Craziest ‘rock’ moment so far?
Definitely the filming of the music video for our single ‘Arcadia’. Genuinely about 90% of the things we did that day were probably illegal.. but! The video came out pretty cool so it was worth the risk!
What can we expect in the future?
A new 4 track EP is due to be released in the coming days! Available on Spotify, iTunes etc.
If you could be playing anywhere in the world in 12 months time, where would it be?