Interview – Little Fuss

I recently reviewed Little Fuss’ EP Hazy and I found myself really enjoying it (go and check it out now if you haven’t already). I decided to have a chat with the band to find out more about them – read on below to find out more!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a new EP titled Hazy. What can you tell us about the EP?

This EP has been in the works for a long time! Although we’ve been writing together for over two years now, we thought that it was important to explore every possible genre and style to see what we connected with so we didn’t end up putting out something that we would immediately grow out of. We definitely view this EP as a real-time snapshot of us growing as musicians.

Do you have any plans to release a full-length album anytime soon?

We have a lot of ideas for future releases that we’re very excited about! We’re writing a lot, but we don’t have anything set in stone as far as an album goes. Stay tuned!

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

We both love the creative process, so the music we’re writing tends to seep into every aspect of our daily lives. Even when we’re not actively writing, it feels like everything we do is amounting to the common goal of what we’re creating. We will work together for hours, leave and do our own thing for a while, get inspiration for a new idea, then come back and work some more.

Do you plan to release any singles at any point in the near future?

I guess now would be a good time to announce that our next single, Dear Aria, is coming out in mid-late October!

You’re based in Boston. What is the music scene like there and are there any local bands you can recommend?

The music scene here is so welcoming! Definitely check out the band, Paper Tigers, because they are not only super nice but also incredibly talented. We’ve gotten to play live with them a few times, and their live set is fantastic.

What/who influences you most as a band? What have you been listening to recently?

We’ve been pretty influenced by visual art lately. We just moved closer to the art museum here and went together the other day. I think that kind of thing really inspires the music we make, especially when we get a little burnt out from trying to keep up as music consumers. Of course, we always have our favorite go to artists, like The Neighbourhood, Caroline Polachek, and of course The Beatles.

Has the pandemic hindered the work of the band much?

Honestly, the pandemic provided us a lot of time to develop our sound as a band before our first release. That isn’t to say it was an easy time for us personally, but it definitely had its benefits for Little Fuss as an entity. We’re happy to have had that chance to grow as musicians.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

We don’t have a tour lined up, but we do have a number of shows coming up around the Boston area. So, stay tuned on our social media for news on those dates!

What can people expect from a Little Fuss gig and why do you think people should come and see you perform live?

Our live show is interesting in that we take combined influence from pop performers and more typical rock setups. I think we’re settling into a unique intersection between those genres and it makes for a fun live atmosphere. It’s important that we still have the energy of a live band, even in interpreting our more electronic leaning songs.

Any last words for the fans?

Tell our mothers we love them.