GET TO KNOW: PG Naylor
After establishing himself with his stellar debut EP 'Sanctuary' in 2020, which has since racked up more than 100k streams since its release, Australian artist PG Naylor has now made his triumphant return with the powerful new single 'Sensible'.
Known for his love and admiration of 60s rock music, 'Sensible' sees him continue that warm and kaleidoscopic direction. With its smooth and breezy aesthetics matched effortlessly with his own passionate vocal performance, this woozy new number makes for a wonderfully enticing listen.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
I was initially influenced by the earlier rock singers like Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly but it all changed when the Beatles arrived. They were just so different and so good and their music still is!
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes I joined a band, initially called the Teen Beats when I was 18, but the name was changed to The Quiet Ones because we released we wouldn’t be teenagers for long. Being basically a covers band we tried to sound like all the 60s music, including surfing instrumentals. But I think most of our repertoire was Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Most of the music I write comes from things I’ve experienced (or would like to have) or things that I’ve heard or read about.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
The Beatles’ - Here, There and Everywhere
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Not so much what I could re-live – but I wish I had got more serious about writing and performing my songs much earlier.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
This might be obvious from my previous answers but it would be John Lennon (if he was still with us) or Paul McCartney. But I could also see myself opening for The Kinks.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
I’ve not been a great collaborator but I think it would be cool to write a song with Ray Davies of The Kinks.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
My vision is that I will have found a keen audience, hungry for my songs of which I will have released another 20 or so top sellers.
PG Naylor's new single 'Sensible' is available to stream now. Check it out below.