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30 seconds interview: Dama Scout

Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/newmusic/30seconds/30-seconds-interview-dama-scout/

‘Our music is quite different to a prawn cocktail’, confirm Glaswegian/London three-piece Dama Scout.

Comparing themselves more to oysters and champers, it’s fair to say theirs is a classy musical palette, a flavoursome stew of smoky shoegaze and spicy post-punk.

Last month their dreamy track Paper Boy was given a good airing by RIP Records, picking up plaudits from Line of Best Fit, DIY and more.

Its slow build and crashing outro make for some more-ish ear candy, as vocalist Eva Lui wraps her otherworldly melodies around all the lush drama.

With support slots for Happyness and Miya Folick under their belts, Dama Scout are gearing up to play the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh this weekend.

We grabbed a few moments with them before the show to find out more about the ‘dreams and chaos’ that fuel their beautiful sound…

We first started writing music because…
We’re not very good at painting and Eva had a guitar.

We have been making music since…
About 3pm.

Our music is…
Quite different to prawn cocktail but not completely dissimilar to oysters with champagne.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
It whilst preparing a midnight snack.

Our favourite venue is…
Uebel & Gefährlich in Hamburg.

Music is important because…
It’s abstract noise that we add meaning to.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Dreams, family and chaos.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Crucial Taunt.

To try us out, listen to our track…
Paper Boy.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Procrastinating about it.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Younger and happier.

Dama Scout play the Hidden Door Festival at the Old Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, on Saturday 27 May.

http://damascout.com/

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