INTERVIEW WITH NEW ARTIST MOLLY-ANNE
Us: Hello Molly-Anne. Thank you for agreeing to our interview.
I was 11 when I first picked up an electric guitar. My inspirations at the time were Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Jimmy Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, I wanted to rock! My ear has changed a little since then but I still love to pick up an electric when I can. I was 12 when I played my first show at our local music festival and started writing songs in an all-female punk band soon after that. We were terrible but it was great fun! I played in a few indie bands and a country-style acoustic duo whilst I was at uni but It wasn't until late 2017 that I gave up my career in fashion journalism to pursue a life as a singer-songwriter. Here I am today, 2 months in and loving every minute!
What is your favourite country song and who is your favourite country artist (can be more than one)?
Bob Dylan is a huge inspiration of mine. His song 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright' is heartbreakingly beautiful and I think his lyrics are full of meaning. I love Nashville and I'm having a bit of a Miranda Lambert moment, I reckon she's so much fun! Laura Marling is a fantastic songwriter and I appreciate her music is outstanding and meticulously crafted. Other than that, UK artist Philippa Hanna is a big inspiration of mine, check out her newest album, and the classic songwriters also do a lot for me; Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton.
What is the most inspirational song you have heard?
I feel that inspiration can derive from many factors of music and over my musical education I've been wooed by many, many beautiful songs. In terms of lyrics, I can't stop listening to Philippa Hanna's 'Off The Wagon' it's so uplifting and positive! In terms of musicality, Newton Faulkner and John Mayer never fail to amaze me with their unbelievable instrumental skill.
Interview by Kellie