London-based dance pop duo CHIMES – producer Jamie Draper and songwriter/vocalist, Paul Aiden – present their rather fetching, ‘Ninety Four’ EP, released via M:UK.

The duo explain…”The EP captures a blend of creativity and escapism. The themes that run throughout – love, loss, frustration, life, happiness, hopes and dreams – bring meaning but also get you dancing. The title refers to the house number in which we wrote and recorded the majority of the EP!”

Here’s our Q&A with Paul…

So, what’s up, guys? What’s on your mind…?

We are both excited about the way people are reacting to the EP and plan to get together and have a night out to celebrate the release!

Can you talk about your dance-laden Ninety Four EP?

Sure! It’s the final result of a couple of years of experimenting with different sounds, styles and songs together in the studio. We are really happy with the final tracklist.

How and when did you form?

We met at a party a few years back but had worked briefly together once before but via email, as soon as we got into a room and I grabbed a guitar it just worked!

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

We normally start with some simple piano chords, add a little drums then I grab the mic and immediately start to record in ideas, the rest comes together pretty quick.

What kind of music are you listening these days?

We both really like HONNE. I love Frank Ocean’s new album and both going to see him at Lovebox this year!

Who are your musical icons?

For me it’s Thom Yorke from Radiohead and Prince. Jamie would probs choose Chris Martin and Calvin Harris

What was the first album you purchased?

Hummm, the first album that springs to mind for me is Nirvana – “in utero” which I still love, the opening line is ” teenage angst has paid off well, now I’m bored & old”

How would you describe your style?

Indie Rock thrown into a blender with Mainstream dance music, then add alcohol.

Tell us about your next show and why we should be there

Booking some festival dates as we speak, stay tuned!

By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM