7 QUESTIONS; ..with Hotly Tipped Rock Outfit Little Eye
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After winning the Young Scot Best Unsigned Band award in 2011 and being signed up by guest Alesha Dixon's manager Malky Blair on the spot, Little Eye have been busy in the studio recording their debut album. With its release due early next year, singer Allan Sieczkowski tells of his hopes for the year ahead.
It feels like the band have been around for ages – it must be a relief to finally have the single out.
Although the band have been around for two years or so, we have been making changes to the line–up until we felt we had all the right musicians to deliver the songs the way we wanted and get the chemistry of the band right to take it forward, and we've been concentrating on our songwriting.
Our management has allowed us the time to develop the band and build our online fanbase. The line–up is now myself on vocals, Jay Hepburn on drums, Euan Malloch on guitar and Marcus Cordock on bass. It feels great to finally have our debut single out, and we're very pleased with the reaction to it.
Is this a good indication of what to expect from the rest of the record?
Yes, I think we have really found our sound and we have found producers who really get what we are trying to do. Our aim is that all the songs sound great on radio. We are certainly very happy with the way the record is taking shape.
The sound you have seems to blend rock and electronica with a poppy twist. Was that intentional?
Not really intentional, more part of the process. We recorded the tracks in London with a guy called Geoff Dugmore, a fellow Glaswegian, but more importantly for us, probably the busiest session drummer in the UK. He has played on around 50 No1 hits in his career and has spent most of his working life in studios, so he was fantastic to work with in the studio and we learned so much working with him.
Our manager then gave the tracks to another production team of Ray Hedges and Nigel Butler to mix. They've written or produced 10 No1 records and 60 top 20 records, so they know what makes a great record. …