Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Bicurious

14th April 2017

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Meet instrumental rock duo from BIMM Dublin, Bicurious – and go Behind the Track on their latest single “Sugar Beats”.

What was the inspiration behind your track?
Gav: I had a psychotic episode at the start of my last year in secondary school which inspired the paranoid and confused voices that we use as samples.
Taran: We’d like to try and spread awareness on mental health and this song is a sort of starting point for us in that direction.

What did your songwriting process involve?
Taran: I just came up with this riff one day in college and the rest of the song just flowed out straight away. Then I brought it to Gav in rehearsal and we just made it more complicated and confusing! Since we have no vocals we strive to make the music as interesting and intricate as possible.

Is there are story behind the song?
Taran: I have a musician friend called Sugar Beats who lights up any gig he attends and brings crowds together. One of the parts in the song just reminded me of him straight away when I wrote it, so I thought we would name the song after him!
Gav: Sugar Beats is one of the coolest guys who is part of the music scene in Ireland.

Can you describe your sound in three words?
Gav: Loud, experimental, and confusing.
Taran: Experimental, confusing, and loud.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
Gav: All the students are very supportive of each other in BIMM Dublin and I feel there is very little competitiveness or rivalry between the musicians or bands in the college which is great.
Taran: I love the fact that I learn something new every day. It could be a new scale, a new song, a new concept, that takes my playing and songwriting to a new level. Or it could be how to take your band to the next level, how to book a tour, etc. They really push you to create and be your own boss.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.