After spending the last few months building and developing their sound, London-based duo Kamera have now introduced themselves to the world with their vibrant debut single 'Want You To Know'.
Using a mixture of live instrumentation and recorded samples, 'Want You To Know' sees them channel the ethereal tones of acts like Massive Attack. Filled with subtle grooves, warm textures, and some truly haunting vocals throughout, we can't wait to see where these guys take their journey.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with both of them to find out more about their background and what has inspired them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
G: For me, Bass Guitar.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
G: I went through phases of Grunge, 70s Rock and dance music.
M: I used to like Rock and Grunge too but always had a thing for obscure folk records.
What was the first album you remember owning?
G: Pet sounds - Beach boys.
M: ACDC - Black in black.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
G: I wish I had written Jigsaw falling into place By Radiohead.
M: Swim by Nicolas Jaar.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
M: We usually improvise a lot while writing. Taking the vibe from ourselves and the environment around us into music creation.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
G: Michelle Gurevich and Nicolas Jaar.
M: Valentin Stip, KOKOROKO and Haley Heynderickx.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
G: Definitely Nicolas Jaar.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
G: I really enjoy seeing my vision unfold and becoming a reality.
M: Writing something you really mean makes you understand yourself a tiny bit more. Every single one of those moments adds up to a significant step in your human journey.
And what is the most frustrating part?
G: Some days when I struggle to realise what is in my head.
M: Having a shit computer and Ableton crashing all the time.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
G: People are experts at smelling unauthentic art.
M: Just because you make music doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard. Work hard…
Kamera's debut single 'Want You To Know' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.