Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with In Dynamics find out more about them...
Who is in the band, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the band name?
The band is made up of Beau Boulden- Guitar/Lead Vocals, William Wrench- Bass/Backing Vocals, and Jack Wrench- Drums/Backing Vocals. Beau and Jack met at school in West Sussex through being the only two capable musicians in their year, and later brought Jack's brother William in on the Bass and formed a band. The band has taken various forms, genres and names over the years, eventually leading to 'In Dynamics' in 2012. We chose the name because we wanted something that didn't pigeon hole us to any particular genre, leaving us free to our own creative freedom to make the band whatever we wanted it to be.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
Growing up we mainly listened to the classics like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Stevie Wonder, The Smashing Pumpkins etc. These days our musical tastes are pretty broad. Some bands and artists we really like right now are Bon Iver, Don Broco, Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Jamie Lenman, and Snarky Puppy.
How would you describe your sound?
Since our debut album 'Everything I See', our sound has taken a turn away from polyrhythmic alt rock, as we feel we pretty much laid it all down on that record. We're now more focused on making our music a little more direct, and emphasising the melodic quality, and we've never been prouder of our music than we are about our new material.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
The new single 'Happy & Honest' is a reflection of how we can get lost in our own pursuits of success, and forget to live in the present. The title itself is supposed to be slightly ironic, based on the concept that you are either happy and ignorant, or honest and troubled, which we took specifically from Jonathan Safran Foer's incredible book 'Everything Is Illuminated'.
What’s your local music scene like?
The funny thing is, there is no music scene where we're from. Very few people are into music the same way we are, which is why we've created this musical world for ourselves in the band.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
We've got some very exciting things planned through the summer, including more live shows! Further on we aim to continue recording new music, which we expect will become our third EP, although we're not quite sure at this stage.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
I think a collaboration with Sean Paul would be pretty great, if only to ask him how he's managed to still be relevant somehow in 2018?
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
We played a show one time in Milton Keynes on Friday the 13th, and we'd been joking the day before that everything would go wrong... Firstly Beau's car failed its MOT in the morning of the show, so we missed soundcheck, and only just arrived on time to play. Secondly during the first song Beau's wireless guitar pack broke, so we had to stop the set. And thirdly Jack burst through his Bass drum skin. Our favourite part is just when Beau shouted loudly into the mic "Friday the 13th, I knew this would f***ing happen". Still cracks us up now.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about your band?
Without meaning to sound cliché, we really care about the music we make, and it will only ever be music that we love, no matter what that sounds like as time goes on.