AA: Thanks for being with us today. Please share with us the best part about being brothers AND performers?
KM: Well thanks so much for that! It’s always incredible to hear someone is enjoying our work! So actually, a crazy fact about us is that we both made music separately for years before we joined up as a duo in late 2017. We were really close growing up but sort of did our own things musically in the beginning of our careers - so we’ve been able to see first hand the differences between doing it alone and doing it as a group. The best thing about it is just being able to have someone you know so well and genuinely trust as the other half of the team. Creating music and building a vision like we’re trying to do requires digging deep, understanding who you are and how you can pour that person into your music. Having a 22-year head-start on our personal relationship before ever producing our first record together is definitely something special that we don’t take for granted. This lifestyle is all about the ups and downs, and there’s no one better to have by your side to help you get through all that than family.
AA: Favorite places to catch live music on the East Coast?
KM: Ever since we both moved to Boston, we’ve been wowed by the live music scene here. We’ve seen A TON of shows here, and our favorite spots are probably The Sinclair in Cambridge, Royale Boston, and Brighton Music Hall. The Sinclair is such a magical place, it’s a smaller venue it feels almost as if the space transforms with each show. There you can feel like you’re at a main stage festival show or in a coffee shop, listening to an acoustic show.
AA: If you were stranded on a desert island, what five songs would you hope to have with you to listen to?
KM: Putting us in a tough spot asking us to agree on - I wonder if anyone can guess who picked which tracks :) - 1. Adeline - Alt-J 2.Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky 3. Indian Summer - Jai Wolf 4.No Captain - Lane 8 5. Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac.
AA: Tell us about that One Million at Spotify?
KM: Honestly it's crazy for us to even THINK about that stat! When we first started, we would always say to each other “can you believe that this many people listened to our track?!”. That really hasn’t changed and that feeling is still there, so that number means the world to us and motivates us to keep striving to create new, better music. I don’t know if we’ve gotten lucky or what but we’ve been exposed to some of the most incredible and awesome fans from all around the world. People who message us and wish us luck just because they care and want to see us keep going - for us, that’s been the most humbling thing about it and keeps us driven.
AA: Any inside info to share with us regarding your next moves?
KM: Absolutely. The next big thing for us is our debut EP coming out in November. And on the way there, we're releasing TWO more singles from the project. The first, Remember, comes out on October 1st, and we’ll put one more out before the EP itself is released on November 20th. This project is all about taking our experiences in life and telling those stories - it’s about recreating the feelings and emotions from those moments - it digs deep. It’s been such a journey putting together our first cohesive project. These songs each mean a lot to us and we couldn't be more excited to get the project out and give our listeners more than just a taste of where we are both musically and personally.