Not many little boys hear the maddening sounds of “Dark Side of the Moon” and ultimate their futures as musicians. Though this happened to be the determinant for front man Lee Newell of Lovelife.
“It starts with those clocks and alarms but I just kept turning it up and up because I thought the tape was broken,” said Newell. “As it reached the giant apocalyptic crescendo it scared me so much. I was like WOAH I want to do that.”
Newell gave us an inside look at what goes into the bands music. Of the many dynamics that goes into creating sound, volume plays a major role for the band.
“You need to be heard, and you need to know when to hold back.”
Newell reveals that they use volume as a function in which they build and release tension, both in writing and live shows.
The electro fusion heard in their songs may lead many listeners to think that much of their music comes from pressing buttons on a computer. On the contrary, Lovelife is a full band with full production spending very minimal time in the recording studio.
“When we lived in New York we were writing very prolifically because so much was happening”,
said Newell. “We went through so much together so we had a lot to write about.”
The UK based band formed in June 2012 after the band members split up from the band Viva Brothers. The relaunch band now called Lovelife started their return in Brooklyn and is currently traveling the country on tour.
“We'll be on the road for a while longer, then we're putting out another EP which will be the last of three, says Newell. “After that we'll start thinking about making a full length.”