Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
The Zenons is the recording project of Kal Turnbull – I was born in Scotland (UK) on the 17th January 1996. My childhood was spent growing up in the countryside near my Grandad’s farm, where my home studio is today.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I’ve been writing songs since I was about 13, started playing in bands around 16, and played a few local gigs and festivals up until a year ago when I decided to start focusing on a recording project. This was due to some bad luck when it comes to band members, and so I wanted to just release music for a bit.

This meant I had to build a home studio and learn how to record/produce music, when previously my musical skills were limited to guitar/singing. I have also learned drums in the process.

‘The Zenons’ is a band name taken from my middle name – Zenon.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
I’d say The Zenons fits into the indie rock genre.

The music video and song was inspired by the relationship I had with my father, who was briefly my band manager before things went bad and I had to cut him out.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
I would say I am someone who wants to release good music, as songwriting and recording is a great experience. Hopefully people will enjoy it and follow me along the journey, and perhaps one day I can revisit the live gigging experience with other musicians.

The biggest problem I have faced is finding like-minded musicians who are equally committed in taking music forward.

The highlight so far is being chosen as single of the week by Janice Forsyth on BBC Radio Scotland and being interviewed live on air.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
As mentioned above, the band is technically just me at the moment. However, two musician friends joined me on bass and drums for the recording of my debut EP.

The EP was mixed/mastered by Jamie Turnbull (no relation) in Edinburgh’s Juvat Studios.

The music video was animated and edited by Thea Jacobsen, who is an animation student.

I also have three other music videos (one for each song on the EP), one of which was animated by someone else, and the other two were filmed/edited by myself.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I’ve been songwriting since I was 13, gigging since 17, recording since 18, and first released music at 21. I hope to continue releasing music for many years.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
Life experiences. The confusion that young people often face while figuring out their life path.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
Well, I haven’t had one yet, but hopefully it’s just being true to your emotions and taste for music.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Stick around – I’m currently working on a second EP.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Just start making and releasing music. It’s easy to get caught up in all the “band stuff”.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
Only one EP so far, called ‘Vacant Seat’, with the songs ‘Release’, ‘Ruminator’, ‘Cloudy Mind’ and ‘Patroniser’.

‘Patroniser’ was chosen as single of the week on BBC Radio Scotland.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

Radio stations: BBC Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio, North Highland Radio.

Blogs: Jockrock, Inverness Gigs, Discovery Music.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
I write lyrics wherever I can. I like the challenge of stripping long, complex experiences back to relatively few words.

Composition/recording is a methodical process where tempos, structure, instruments are really fine tuned after the abstract writing process.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
Arctic Monkeys

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Wolf Alice

The Clash

Biffy Clyro

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
I haven’t collaborated with any artists so far. I’d be open to all possibilities.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 
https://thezenons.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thezenons

https://twitter.com/thezenons

https://www.instagram.com/thezenons/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/53isaL0GstBgK3Ou8jgdzm

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 
A recent happy day was being invited onto BBC Radio Scotland or when I finished university. A sad day was when my card got declined in a supermarket because I ran out of money.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

Wisely! And on recording/promoting music.


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