Morain are another one of the UK’s new bands with a beautiful sound and a bold statement to make. It’s a mature sound with passion and drive behind it. We’ll let the band introduce themselves to you.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Wil Frost and I am the vocalist and guitarist in Morain.
Where did the band’s name come from?
Jim our guitarist came up with the name, it doesn’t have any meaning to us we just wanted a name that didn’t allow for people to stereotype us without hearing the music.
How did you get started?
Morain was properly born during our time at university, we really started to take it seriously once university was finished and we have treated it as a full time job ever since.
What have you got going on at the moment?
We just released our second EP “Worlds Apart” which is available for free from www.morainmusic.com. We make all our music free at this stage so it is easy for people to share amongst their friends. Apart from that we are just gearing up for more shows throughout the year and constantly writing new music.
Best experience in the business?
Hands down the best night of our time in this band was when we had the priveldige to play to 1200 people at KOKO London for NME. Was an incredible feeling to play in such a great venue to a crowd that was very responsive.
Why should Soundscape readers care?
We try and write music that will appeal to a broad audience and we hope there is a little something in there for everyone. Our music is free from www.morainmusic.com so all we ask is you give it a chance, you never know you may just love it.
Tell our readers an interesting fact about yourself?
I had a number 1 with S Club 7. However it is not as glamorous as it sounds. Back in school our choir was chosen to sing on their Children In Need single. Either way it’s a great conversation starter!
What’s your writing and recording process?
I am the ideas man in the band and will bring bits and pieces to the guys, we will then sit in our studio and play through the ideas together until something clicks. Once we are relatively happy with a idea we record our own demo in our studio and then send it on to our guru and producer Roni Szpakowski. When the time is right to release new material we will spend a good few weeks with Roni recording the song properly and making it the best it can be.
What inspires you?
Music inspires me. I love all kinds of music, especially music with great melody. A great album or a great performance from another artist or band gets my creative juices flowing every time.
Who are your role models/idols?
Musical wise I am very inspired by Chris Martin. Coldplay are a band that push the boundaries of who they are everytime. It’s always interesting to watch what they are going to do next. Their live show also is second to none.
Hardest thing about the current business?
The hardest struggle for us whilst being independent is funding what we love to do. Unless we treat this as a full time job and put 100% in to it I don’t believe we will get to where we want to be. Unfortunately at this moment in time being in an upcoming band doesn’t pay the bills. Therefore finding the money we need to keep going is a constant battle.
What are your future plans?
We will keep doing what we love to do and hopefully get the break all bands hope will come their way. Either way we have achieved a lot more than we ever thought we would and experienced some great moments that we will never forget, you can’t ask for anything else.
The band have also just recently covered The Police classic, Every Breath You Take. You can hear the band’s version in the video below.
You can download the band’s new EP World’s Apart for free from their website, the link is below.