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Spursy

Sounds likeDay Wave, Bayside, Wilco, Pedro The Lion, Beach Fossils, The Growlers
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NME: Tell us a bit about yourself?

Spursy: I'm inspired by anything I listen to that I think sounds great. From Beethoven to The Smiths to Death Metal. Listening to a bit of everything is the only way to experience music in my opinion. I write everything in my smoky garage in Las Vegas.

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

Spursy: Personally, I believe that everything musically has been done twice already. I still use music like a diary. Everything I write is raw and real emotion, musically and lyrically. If you ever want to know about me, just listen to my music. No vague depictions or silly metaphors. It's all pretty straightforward.

NME: What’s your back-story?

Spursy: I started out screaming in a local band, got signed and toured. Naturally we broke up as young kids do. It took a while but I started making my own music. My first demo (which is available everywhere) is the soundtrack to a roller coaster relationship. Mostly about the chase of it all. I cut it up in my own garage and left everything I had on it.

NME: What are you working on at the moment?

Spursy: Currently I'm working on putting together a full length album with more electric tones; more melodic and melancholy. With any luck it will be out by the end of 2018. Keep an eye out for it!

NME: What's the first song you remember hearing?

Spursy: The first song I remember hearing was, Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode. It definitely wasn't the first, but it was the first that stuck out to me. My dad was really into 80's New Wave and I remember stealing his cassette of Violator to hear it all the time. I didn't really know what the song was about at the time, but it really resonated with me musically.

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

Spursy: Man, this is a great question. It all depends on what they have loaded up! Probably something by the Pixies or Depeche Mode.

NME: What was the first gig you went to?

Spursy: The first concert I ever went to was; Linkin Park, Cypress Hill, and Adema.

NME: Which song do you wish you'd written?

Spursy: I can't tell you how many countless times I hear a song and wish I'd written it. Unfortunately there is no one answer to this question.

NME: Which song changed your life?

Spursy: It was actually an entire album. The self titled album by The Story So Far. I was going though a rough patch when that album came out, and it was like they followed me around and wrote a soundtrack for it. It was tremendously cathartic to yell those songs at the top of my lungs in the car. It really helped me pull everything together and move forward with life and music.

NME: Which song would you like played at your funeral?

Spursy: The Parting Glass by The Wailin Jennys.

NME: What song is stuck in your head right now?

Spursy: Days by The Drums. But, isn't that stuck in everybody's head?

NME: What was the first Album you bought?

Spursy: The Nirvana box set. Best $40.00 I ever spent.

NME: Which song made you want to play music?

Spursy: I kind of always wanted to make music. I remember being tall enough to pretend the vacuum was a microphone stand, and pretending I was playing in front of people. But the first Bon Iver album really pushed me to where I actually started writing my own stuff. It was extremely inspirational. Especially considering he wrote it all on his own in a cabin, with less equipment than what I have right now.

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