Having received acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Scottish duo LUNIR create luscious, soul-strewn creations, fusing together glitchy electronics and silky-smooth, soaring vocals.
With their new single ‘Wadidi’ released at the end of last year, we caught up with LUNIR to find out more…
Hi LUNIR, welcome to Get In Her Ears! Can you tell us a bit about the band?
Thank you! So, there’s two of us: Becky and David. We make music.
Your new single ‘Wadidi’ is out now – can you tell us what it’s all about?
It’s a soulful but very playful track about independence and self-actualisation.
You’ve been compared to the likes of Solange and LION BABE, but who would you say are your main musical influences?
Yes, Solange is definitely up there, and not even just for her music but the way she approaches art and style and performance in general, so those comparisons are definitely flattering. Other artists we’re really into are Emily King, Kimbra, Glass Animals, Royal Canoe, Queen, Lianne La Havas, Hiatus Kaiyote… The list is endless and constantly grows!
How is your local music scene? Do you go to see lots of live music?
At the moment it feels like we don’t have ONE local music scene. Our current place is Cologne and we’re still exploring what’s what and who’s who, which is really fun. But there is also Edinburgh, where we’re from as a band, and which never ceases to amaze us with an abundance of cool new artists and a compact yet vibrant live music scene.
And what can fans expect from your live shows?
We approach music in a very detail-oriented, maximalist way but at the moment keep the number of people involved in the process rather minimal. David generally looks like an octopus on stage, doing a million things at once – singing whilst playing drums with one hand and synth keys and bass with the other. The fact that there’s only us, however, means that rather than worrying about communicating what’s happening with lots of other people, we can be really spontaneous and just have fun on stage.
As we’re a new music focused site, are there any new/upcoming bands or artists you’d recommend we check out?
Yes! Garth, JEFFE, St. Martiins, Scarlett Randle, VanIves.
And how do you feel the music industry is for new bands at the moment – would you say it’s difficult to get noticed?
It’s probably both easier and more difficult for bands now. It’s so much easier to produce music yourself, to self-publish, self-release etc. But it can also be tricky to cut through all of that and reach the people you want to reach without going bankrupt in the process.
Finally, what does 2019 have in store for LUNIR?
Plenty of new music!
Huge thanks to LUNIR for answering our questions!
‘Wadidi’ is out now.