Interview – The Confederation

I recently reviewed the song, Razor Teeth, by The Confederation – the track was so good that I was urgent to find out more. Read the interview below and don’t forget to check the track out at the end if you like what you read!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled Razor Teeth which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song?

Overall it was great fun to put together, getting into our rock roots and exploring blues which is always a big soft spot.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The Confederation is a collaborative creative project so it has actually provided a great opportunity for talented people to get involved online.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Songwriting for me is like magic. Taking a spark of an idea and giving it life is so rewarding. Capturing the energy of a song is mega important, I prefer to work intensely for short periods of no more than 2 or 3 hours on a melody and structure and then leave it alone to come back to. It’s so easy to go down a rabbit hole and over labour a song and lose it’s energy.

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

There are always 2 or 3 cooking up, we do this for love and it has a life of its own in some ways.

Have you started writing for an EP or an album?

The Confederation will be an ongoing project with varying line-ups and artists involved that evolves over time.

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

The artists that influence us the most are those with imagination both in lyrics and music. Bowie, Goldfrapp, Prince, The Who, GaGa, Tori Amos, Morcheeba, & Stevie Wonder are some that always inspire and hit that spot.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world?

Coventry in the UK, although the individuals involved span the globe now. It’s a good scene in Coventry- generally it has a big heart and some amazing musical heritage.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

Discussing the possibilities of a live act will require putting together a live version which would be amazing as the songs are very live focused. Like most things, finances are the real challenge for that though.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

Oh it would be a total shit ripper of a show!

Any last words for the fans?

We love to hear from anyone that is into our stuff, we make it out of love and want to share it with the world, so hearing back from folk makes an amazing difference to us.