We recently sat down with a bunch of artists from the Stencil Label to find out what makes them tick. The first in this series has seen us interview Molly Grue, with the results being as follows:
By Jane Howkins
How is 2018 treating you so far?
Molly: It’s been pretty busy, but mostly in regards to my visual arts career, which has been making it difficult to find the time to focus on my music- but I’m not complaining, it’s been great! I just completed my first artist residency which began after a solo exhibition of my work.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so what can you tell us about that?
Molly: I released a single from my Molly Grue project called Anyway in May, but before that I had released a single from my punky ska project, Krista D, called Land Mine. Land Mine did pretty well on Pandora internet radio, logging over 719,000 streams, but I’m hopeful that once I can actually focus a bit more on the Molly Grue project it might fare a bit better that it’s doing currently. It’s a new project, in a different genre- so I have to build it from nothing.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Molly: I am! I’m trying to find the time to get back into the studio in order to record the rest of the EP. The single was released a little prematurely, I really expected to have completed the album by now.
What has influenced you most as musicians?
Molly: Probably the need to creatively vent is the strongest driving force behind my writing. I think of sound as another medium to create with… it’s mainly therapy for me.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Molly: As weird as it’ll sound – I’ve not been listening to much of anything. I actually go through long periods of time without listening to music.
Any last words for the fans?
Molly: Just this – thank you for taking the time to read this and if anyone was
interested in supporting the Molly Grue project the single is available
on all digital platforms.