Looking for some new music for your Monday morning? Take a listen to our Track of the Week “Something New” from BIMM Institute London duo The Vitrines.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
It’s about the change between your hometown and moving to somewhere like London. With Covid and the pandemic, it feels like the whole world has kind of stopped, and I wanted to put that into the track.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
People like The Beatles or Franz Ferdinand are always on. There’s also Blur or Oasis. And, some people at BIMM are doing some really cool stuff with the whole punk vibe. There’s a track called “I Feel Sick” by Eddie’s House that’s really got my attention at the minute.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
There’s only two of us, so that’s kind of a shock to people, but it really affects the way we look at songs and our sound. I’ve got a couple of pedals that work wonders as well.
How does your songwriting process work?
It always starts with a small idea. Like, for this tune I had the riff and chorus, then brought it to Morgan, who was sat in our kitchen. He then came up with some of the verse and we put it all together – all in the span of about ten minutes.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Harsh, Loud Punk.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
It really helps you meet people if you go out and look for it. Through BIMM, we’ve started building a team around us and they’ve been working with us for a couple of tunes now. But that all started because of a one-to-one at BIMM with Leo.
What’s next for you?
We’ve got a tour booked for this year, but that’s all depending on Covid. We’ve got some cool plans for new releases. I’ve also started writing some pop tunes with some really talented people like Barry Hendy or Vivi Thill, so I’m really excited to see where that goes. In other words, I’ve got a lot of Zoom meetings planned.