Interview – The Prickly Pair

I recently featured a new song by The Prickly Pair, Rosemary, in a round-up review based around underground indie music, although their music transcends several genres. Find out for yourselves and check out the song at the end of this interview!

By Jane Howkins

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

Thank you for the review! Rosemary is our first single as the Prickly Pair, inspired loosely by the tragic story of Rosemary Kennedy.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

At first it did, but then it inspired us to join forces as a duo and put our respective solo projects on hold. We already had some recording gear and managed to do a lot of recording at our apartment.

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

Yes! Our next single, The Long Parade, will be available early this summer; release date TBD.

Have you started writing for an EP or an album?

We have a backlog of songs and recordings in various stages of completion; we’ll probably release a few more singles before putting a full EP out.

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

Our influences are a combination of classic country and folk songwriters like Patsy Cline, Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris, and some more recent artists and producers such as Elliott Smith, Sparklehorse, Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple & Jon Brion.

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

We met at USC and started out playing round Los Angeles, but just road tripped to Nashville for the summer. Being on the road and seeing the country has definitely inspired some of our recent songs.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

No, but we are working on booking some local Nashville dates and would love to go on tour opening for a cool act.

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

We love finding interesting songs to cover at our shows and interacting with the audience!

Any last words for the fans?

Follow us @thepricklypairmusic on all platforms for updates!