Strong Asian Mothers (as well as having one of the best band names ever) have a sound distinctly theirs and comparing them to influences would be an arduous and ill-fated task…
We stand by what we said in The Playback in March, it really is quite impressive how the band can jump seamlessly between Hip-Hop, Indie-Pop, Electro and Trap styled beats. Strong Asian Mothers’ ‘Animal EP‘ was mastered here at Metropolis Mastering so we thought we’d catch up with the guys to find out more…
Tell us about the ‘Animal EP’… How do you think you’ve progressed musically on the new release compared to ‘Lynx Africa’.
Some of the songs are a bit more understated, a bit more experimental, but still with a Strong Asian blend of energy and emotion with a dash of pure fire.
Amer has also learned to play his instruments better… So he’s better at instruments.
We love the mix of synthpop, electro, hip-hip and trap coming through your records. It’s a real mash of styles… What’s the process behind building your tracks? Where does the idea start and how do you layer up instrumentation?
We’ll often start with a small idea or a beat, then flesh it out with chords then add melodies and lyrics. Usually we pass it between the three of us and each add our own little flavour to it.
Who have been your biggest musical influencers?
Hudson Mohawke, Outkast, Jai Paul, Hot Chip, Haydn.
If you could collaborate with any one artist at the moment, who would it be and why?
Kendrick cos pure fire.
What does the rest of 2017 hold for Strong Asian Mothers?
We’re releasing our first single soon, playing a bunch of wonderful festivals including Glastonbury, spending some quality time with our Mums and then hopefully achieving world domination sometime around the winter solstice.
About Metropolis Mastering
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