Getting To Know... The Gods They Made

After the rousing response to their much-loved debut album 'Breathe In' earlier this year, Swiss outfit The Gods They Made now look to showcase their latest LP with the vibrant new single 'Live For Now'.

Bringing back more of that broad and immersive indie-rock aesthetic they are known for, 'Live For Now' makes for a beautifully warm and endearing listen. With its rich and dynamic textures set to some wondrous vocals throughout, they are certainly looking to turn some heads with this euphoric new offering.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with lead singer Daire to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

My Taylor 414ce limited edition cedar top and rosewood body acoustic guitar. It’s the only time I haven’t spent months researching a guitar purchase. I saw it in the shop and from the second I picked it up to play I knew I wasn’t leaving that store without it. The shop was just about to close so I immediately, without thinking, said I was taking it. It’s the most beautiful looking and sounding guitar I’ve ever played. I’ve never once regretted it and I play it every day. Magnificent.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

From my very earliest memories I loved the Beatles. It’s a love affair that continues and has never left me. Even as I passed through many phases of loving many other genres from teenage love of Iron Maiden, Metallica and Pantera to later jumping headfirst into The Cure, Joy Division and Talking Heads.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The Beatles Revolver. I still have that CD.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Across The Universe – The Beatles. Beautiful.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I agonise over every detail until there’s no time left and the band needs the song/guitar part/lyrics. Very often what I sing in the first concerts or recordings is different to what I sing later as I update the song. You can hear this in the demo of our song Ghost versus the final recording.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Fontaines DC. It was Mike, our bassist who put me onto these guys. Incredible. The best band in the world right now. Defining a new genre.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?


What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Playing in a band. I think every musician knows that moment when you’re playing in a group setting where the song lifts and everybody is playing tight and it’s all coming together in that moment. It’s magical. We have a song called Tear It Down, which was our first single. I still remember the first time, in our practice room, when we played the part that falls into the chorus… I still have goosebumps when we play it.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Playing in a band.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Practice. An amateur practices until they get it right, a professional practices until they can’t get it wrong.


The Gods They Made's new single 'Live For Now' is out now. Check it out in the player below.