Edinburgh-based quartet Redolent – Robin Herbert (vocals, guitar, keys), Robbie White (bass, keys), Danny Herbert (guitar, keys) and Andrew Turnbull (drums) – unleashed their new strong tune called ‘Dantercepies’, released via Aspartame.
Hi Redolent how are you today?
Not bad, not bad.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music, did you always want to become musicians?
I’ve never wanted to do anything else. A cool subconscious compulsion? Maybe I just want attention.
Tell us about your single ‘Dantercepies’.
We wanted to do something a little less twee, more aggressive and with a groove. Also the whole thing is 100% DIY – writing, playing, recording, mixing, mastering, photography, and we’re really proud of that!
What was the writing process like and how does it develop between the members of the band?
We had good times with this one. I brought in the skeleton of the song and we just played for ages re-arranging and dancing around with it like nutters.
The track is inspired by a cable car in Italy, what are the themes contained within the lyrics of the song?
It’s about adrenaline from skiing. Dantercepies was just this super cool alien word that represented a huge mechanical gateway to that feeling and other worldly mountain vibes when I was a kid.
Were you inspired by your local music scene when you first started making music?
Not really if I’m honest. I’m more inspired to write than play live.
Are there any bands from Edinburgh or Scotland in general you would recommend to our listeners?
Pronto Mama, Young Fathers, Man of Moon.
If you could play for any band, past or present who would that be and why?
We just want to do Redolent stuff! Aphex Twin works alone but maybe I would like to have carried around his gear or something?
What is a Redolent live show like?
All about us.
What can we expect from Redolent throughout the rest of 2018?