Q.To kick things off who are San Eco?
San Eco are electronic producer Morris Cowan and singer/songwriter Tom Edney.
Q.How would you describe your sound in three words only.
Tom: kaleidoscopic, bouncy, medicinal
Adam: Yeah I can’t really better that!
Q. Tell us about the new Single ‘Pretty Curtains’
Tom: Pretty Curtains is a blues song given a heavy dose of stomped out electronica, and a brass section to boot, about maintaining a sense of imagination amongst the mundane.
Q. Who did you grow up listening to and who are you listening to right now?
Nowadays my idols are likes of Deerhunter, Danny Brown, Flying Lotus and Grizzly Bear.
Adam: All about grunge/metal as a kid, gradually broadening my horizons to practically anything goes. Right now, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Anna Meredith, Colin Stetson, Clark are particular highlights for me.
Q. We would describe you guys as the love child of The XX and R.E.M would you agree with this?
Tom: R.E.M. were one of them bands that were always there as far back as you can remember, so are part of my DNA as a songwriter by default. The XX I always consider to be quite minimal, and although some of my guitar playing can be quite minimal, I think the overall San Eco sound is more expansive and broad.
Adam: Haha, that question is like the love child of MTV & NME. I can see what you’re getting at, but then R.E.M are one of my top top bands and I’m not really bothered by The xx… Jamie xx though, different story, In Colour is lovely and Tree of Codes was stunning. Maybe closer to the love child of Jamie & Michael?
Q. If you could work with any Singer/ songwriter/ rapper on a record who would it be and why?
Tom: A super-group of San Eco, Bradford Cox/Atlas Sound, Panda Bear, Flying Lotus and Thundercat is the only thing I’m holding out for now as a musician.
Adam: Haha, yeah nods to the supergroup. But I’d have to throw all my eggs in the Thom Yorke basket.
Q. If you had to get two celebrities to play your parents in a movie who would it be?
Tom: Jerry Stiller and Alison Steadman
Adam: Sh*t, tricky. My Dad, rest his soul, had quite the nose, so you’d need to catch that on screen. Adrien Brody.
My mum I have no idea, Sarah Jessica Parker?
Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10
Tom: At the moment… about an 8
Adam: Hungover after Bluedot. 6
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life who would you like see play the lead role as you?
Tom: Edward Norton or Paddy Considine
Adam: Michael Cera
Q. What’s the longest time you’ve gone without a shower / brushing your teeth while on the road?
Tom: Not that long, betweem 36 and 48 hours I’d say. Like a good wash/brush.
Adam: I’m waaaaay more bothered by an unclean gob, within hours. Look after your teeth!
Q. What’s next? Are you both going to be touring this / next year ?
Tom: We’ll be playing Band on the Wall in Manchester August 3rd around the time our debut album comes out and are working on sorting a tour for later in the year.
Q. Where can we find you (YouTube/Soundcloud/Facebook/Twitter)