Aberdeen-based dream pop trio OK Button will be headlining our Summer Nights with Coors Light festival on Sunday 28th July. They recently played the Great Escape festival and have over 1 million streams on Spotify. Their debut EP ‘Sepia Spectres’ will be released via Lab Records on Friday 26th July. Support from Goodnight Louisa, Talker and Baby Taylah.
Where and how did you all first meet?
Amber - “Adam and I first met at The Tunnels in Aberdeen when I was supporting Amy Macdonald as a solo artist. Adam was drumming for her at the time. We kept in touch and meanwhile I met Nass while studying sound production and Adam met Craigie through his previous project One Eskimo.”
How does being in a band compare to being a solo artist?
Amber - “Being in a band takes you out of yourself and brings fresh perspectives and challenges. I love writing with others. A huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes of being an artist as well, so it’s nice to have others to lean on and share responsibility. The supportive environment and team spirit of a band means we're like family.”
Any other Scottish bands/artists you’ll be checking out at KTSN19?
Nass - “Definitely, it’s a great line up. We’ll be checking out Scarlett Randle, Edwin Organ, HYYTS, Anna Sweeney, Swim School, Tamzene…”
We’re loving the new single, any plans for an album?
Adam - “Thanks! We’re working towards releasing an album next year. Meanwhile, we have our debut EP ‘Sepia Spectres’ coming out on July 26th accompanied by a limited vinyl run. We always dreamed this would culminate in a vinyl release, so it’s a really exciting moment for us!”
What music did you listen to growing up?
Amber - “As a child I listened to a lot of the Beatles which kick started my love of pop choruses. The first album I bought was the soundtrack to Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet, which I still love! Throughout my teens, I was into a mixed bag of Elliott Smith, Air, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Fleetwood Mac and Aaliyah.”
Nass - “Mostly punk and rock stuff, gradually getting more heavier and darker in my teens. But then I started to cheer up, haha! My tastes diversified and I got into all sorts, from Otis Redding to Aphex Twin, learning to truly appreciate all styles of music.”
Adam - “I drank deeply from the cup of rock n roll throughout my early teenage years, then I fell in love with Joni Mitchell and that whole 70s Laurel Canyon vibe. That feeling of having such an insatiable appetite for music when you’re a teenager is a wonderful thing. You have both the emotional capacity and the luxury of time to soak it all up!”
If you could have dinner with anyone in music past or present who would it be, and why?
Amber - Stevie Nicks, I love her. I’m sure she has many a story to tell and would be full of great advice for working in this industry.
Nass - Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest! Really inspiring dude. I bet his taste in food would be awesome too.
Adam - It would be Joni Michell, although I imagine she’d be terrifying, and a fussy eater.
Is there anything that you can’t go on tour without?
Nass - “Snacks. All of the snacks. We’re all huge snackers. Snacks bring people together.”
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