Behind the Track


14th March 2017

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We go Behind the Track with BIMM Bristol‘s Discount Columbo on their track ‘Hear Me Now’

What was the inspiration behind your track?
Hear Me Now utilises male and female vocals to explore two points of view in a breakdown of a relationship. Call and response phrasing is used to get across two sides of one story that never truly resolves by the end of the track.

What did your songwriting process involve?

This was one of the first times we experimented with the addition of female vocals, meaning that finding the right key to suit both voices dominated the songwriting process. The arc of the lyrical content was important to stress throughout the piece which is reflected in the dynamic structure of the song.

What things do you do differently to other bands?
We are in the process of releasing a four-piece EP collection, each with its own sound and style. This gives us the chance to fully explore our sound and build a core audience within a structured creative business plan.

Can you describe your sound in three words?
Familiar but fresh.

Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
“I’m sure these guys haven’t even heard of Energy Orchard, but Hear Me Now splices the folk ballad and the emotive rock epic in the same way that those little known Irishmen did 25 years before them” – Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture. You can read the full review here.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
Immersion in a positive and creative environment, surrounded by like-minded, dedicated individuals.

What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Every song you write should have a ‘hook’. This could be a drum part, melody line or any aspect of the piece. This is the part of a track that somebody sings to their friend when trying to describe the song.

What’s next for You?
Continuing to gig extensively through the UK including supporting Space at The Fleece on 24th March and playing Nibley Festival with The Fratellis in the summer.


Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.