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GET TO KNOW: Bubbatrees


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Following on from a string of bold and vibrant releases over the last few years, Glasgow-based outfit Bubbatrees recently returned to deliver their latest upbeat delight 'Meet Me In The Desert'.


Channelling a wonderfully fresh and exciting pop-rock direction from start to finish, 'Meet Me In The Desert' makes for a brilliantly enjoyable listen. With its catchy hooks and fist-pumping aesthetic throughout, these guys are certainly onto something very special with this one.


So with the new single available now, we sat down with the band's frontman Andy to find out more about his background and influences over the years.


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What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?


For me, other than the older favourites that were influential from my parents such as Jimi Hendrix and Talking Heads, the first band that I really made my own connection with was Biffy Clyro. I was total absorbed in their music in my early teen years and the fact that they were also Scottish made me love them even more.


Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?


Myself and Kyle formed a band with his twin brother Adam when we were 15 called The Deadlights, which is actually how we met. Post hardcore music was popular around this time and a lot of our influence came from bands like Enter Shikari, Deaf Havana, Biffy Clyro, Alexisonfire and bands of that nature.


What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?


My inspiration when writing music comes from many areas and at times is hard to explain. Music is something I have always had an inexplicable connection towards, and the feeling of building a song that is unequivocally yours from nothing is amazing. I like to create, and being able to do this while incorporating an outpouring of thoughts and emotions is why I love making music. I take influence from experiences, books, feelings on the way of the world and build a story. It is as much of a passion as an outlet, and I want to travel the world doing what I love.


What is a song you wish you had written yourself?


'God of wine' by a band called Third Eye Blind. It is one of my favourite songs of all time, very melancholic but with such a beautiful guitar part and lyrics that get me every time.


If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?


Probably our biggest moment to date was headlining a sold out show at Glasgow's King Tuts, that was definitely a buzz I'd like to relive.


Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?


The 1975.


And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?


Also probably the 1975, there could definitely be some Pop gold written there.


Where do you see yourself in five years time?


Hopefully touring and able to make some kind of living from doing what we love.


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Bubbatrees' new single 'Meet Me In The Desert' is available to stream now. Check it out below.