Fortis Mann

Sounds likeJames Blake, SOHN, Bon Iver

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- Tell us a bit about yourself?

We are two guys who have come together from different sides of the channel to make music together. Our sound is a real mixture of big stage Rock and Berlin style electronica placed on a Pop music backdrop! We're influenced by a massive range of artists from Bon Iver to Burial and work to bring something a little bit different to every song we write.

- There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?

We take try and take boundless approach to our songwriting, meshing as many of our influences together to create something new and exciting!

- What’s your mantra?

We write our songs about things that we observe in every day life. There are so many experiences and emotions that we share as humans, without even realising it. We see, hear and read about so much on a daily basis, a lot that which doesn't make it into popular music; we try to write about it.

- What are you working on at the moment?

Our debut single 'Playground Games' will be released on the 20th of April on all major streaming platforms! We also have a string of single releases that will follow to the end of the year, with the aim to release an EP towards the end of 2018/ start of 2019. We will also be playing a number of live shows around the UK during the lead up to festival season & into the winter months.

- What's the first song you remember hearing?

Yaron: My dad is a big Michael Jackson fan, so I remember hearing Billie Jean & Thriller from a very young age.
Jomo: The first song I remember hearing is The Pretender by the Foo Fighters.

- You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?

Yaron: Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (but the Jeff Buckley version)
Jomo: Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

- What was the first gig you went to?

Yaron: I'd rather not say... Fine, it was NDubz in 2007 (Don't judge me.)
Jomo: Foo Fighters in Berlin in 2007!

- Which song do you wish you'd written?

Yaron: Beth/Rest by Bon Iver for sure. In my eyes it is the perfect song (if such a thing could exist).

Jomo: Artifice by SOHN, the production on that track is out of this world!

- Which song changed your life?

Yaron: Fast Car - Tracy Chapman. It was the first song I learned to play on guitar, which then lead on to me writing my first song!
Jomo: James Blake- Retrograde. Thats the moment I realised I wanted to make electronic music.

- Which song would you like played at your funeral?

Yaron: Mr C The Slide Man - Cha-Cha Slide...
Jomo: Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees

- What song is stuck in your head right now?

Yaron: James Blake - If The Car Behind You Moves Ahead
Jomo: Everything is Recorded by Everything is Recorded.. (Possibly the best name for a song or an artist)

- What was the first Album you bought?

Yaron: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love
Jomo: Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

- Which song made you want to play music?

Yaron: Hm.. The first song I learned all the lyrics to was The Real Slim Shady by Eminem, I guess thats what got me into music in the first place!
Jomo: That Kingdom by Moderat is the first song I heard that made me want to REALLY play music and make a career out of it if I could.

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