ONE ON ONE WITH FOOL CHILD

ONE ON ONE WITH FOOL CHILD

 

 

 Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Scott Harrison and Matthew Green grew up in the North of England; Liverpool and Manchester respectively. Scott has played piano since the age of two and both have picked up a number of instruments throughout their teenage years ranging across guitar, bass, drums and vocals.

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Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

For us, our band name is personal. It’s actually the name of a song Scott featured on as a baby – his laughter was recorded on a track called Fool Child.

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 Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We like to conform to a simplistic composition of music, in order to avoid trying too hard and fuck things up. Perfectionism is a distraction and I think you’re in danger of straying away from what you are truly attempting to achieve if you keep adding irrelevant and unnecessary elements to your songs. I’d say that our genre could be defined as indie-pop in that they’re easy going, chilled songs, with relatable thematic lyrics. For the video to Dragon Blood, the aim was to replicate the story of our song. Think nostalgia; pensiveness; calm.

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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.

With the music industry being beyond saturated, it’s difficult to find a niche and stand out. We’re treating our music as a business; a brand. Your music is your product and your brand is everything that you do: gigs, social media, people you speak with in person, your music. On a more optimistic note, everything is a stepping stone and has an element of excitement attached to that. Whether that be hitting 1k plays on Spotify or simply an attendee at your gigs telling you that they like the penultimate song. Celebrate each win and strive towards the next. At the end of the day, everything can be seen as an ‘up’ because we’re doing what we love and following our passion.

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Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

We have recently recruited Hannah as our drummer. She’s very talented and a cool cat personality wise. The same can be said for George who has also recently come on, as our bassist. They’re both coincidentally from the UK too and met through varying, almost unpredictable, circumstances. For the video, we met the videographer at an open mic night and after watching one of their videos for less than 10 seconds, we knew instantly that we wanted to collaborate with them on a project.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

As a duo, Scott and Matty have been playing for just under a year now and have been continuing to write music ever since. We’re new to the Melbourne music scene and the industry as a whole so everything is still a learning curve. Our ultimate goal is to get to a point where we are regularly playing festivals and tour the world but more short term? Gain a large fan base here in Oz.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

We’re inspired to write our music in many ways. We write a lot about travel and relationships, and how they co-exist to form the experiences we’ve had in our lives thus far. I think our passion for music is an overriding influence on how and what we write. Inspiration can come from a word you here, something you see, or pure stream of consciousness.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I can’t say that we have specifically wrote a ‘hit’ song yet but our understanding is that a catchy melody, coherent verses, chorus’ and bridges, combined with great vocals comprise the ingredients of a successful song for the masses.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Our message to fans is simple. We hope that you can relate and take meaning from our themes whilst enjoying the songs musically. We’re all part of a larger story than we can mentally comprehend and we want them to join our journey.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The advice I would give to an upcoming artist is to have humility, confidence and true passion for your compositions.