Robbie from Modern Whale answered some questions about the band’s expectations, their recent single, and more. Check out the full interview below.
When Modern Whale first started, what were your expectations for the band?
I make my living as a record producer and typically compromise for the sake of the artist. Modern Whale was simply something I was doing for myself, something that was freeing from my normal creative environment.
Has it exceeded those expectations?
Modern Whale has certainly exceeded my expectations! Initially I had no plan of releasing anything as it was just something I was doing for myself. It has been amazing to be featured on Vevo and Spotify playlists and reach a larger audience.
For your music video for “The Dirt,” you worked with Raviv Ullman, Martin Spanjers, and John F. Beach. What was that experience like?
Raviv, Marty and John are a very talented team and their work speaks for itself. I’m thankful that they were available to make time to share their creativity. I think the video is wonderful. 🙂
You just played a show at The Bowery Electric, how did that go?
The Bowery Electric show felt like a family reunion. Modern Whale shared the bill with War Twins, Micky James and The Worst Humans – all friends of ours. The show was a success and thankfully packed.
Your sound can’t really be pinned down to one genre. Who are some of your biggest influences?
I really love Phoenix, Led Zeppelin and Fela Kuti. My taste is pretty wide.
How would you say the band’s sound has progressed over the years?
Modern Whale is technically not even a year old yet! With this said, the live shows and each single release have taught me valuable lessons about everything form production to how a song can evolve outside of the studio.
Any plans you can tell us about for the rest of 2018?
The plan is to release at least 3 more songs this year!
Thank you for your time! Where’s the best place to keep up with the band?
Modern Whale on Spotify and @modernwhalemusic on Instagram.