It’s Monday again? That can only mean one thing – it’s time for another brilliant Track of the Week. This week from BIMM Dublin‘s Sub Motion, with there amazing new single Headlights…
What was the inspiration behind your track?
We wanted to write a track that you could picture being played in a convertible, cruising in LA, with the top down.
What did your songwriting process involve?
Headlights started out with a guitar riff that we had for a while and went through a few different changes. One day we were jamming in our rehearsal space when we changed up the rhythm of it to something that felt really cool. It was written on a hot sunny day, so the summer cruising theme of the lyrics came very easily.
What things do you do differently to other bands?
We shoot our own music videos, we record all our tracks live in the same room with barely any overdubs (so what you see is what you get) and try to release as many singles as possible to keep it fresh.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
High-octane, explosive, rowdy.
Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
No one in particular, but in general we are inspired by big American rock bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Dorothy and the Foo Fighters.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
Probably the amount of amazing musicians you get to meet as both your tutors and your peers. Being in an environment with so many talented people, you learn so much and also have to step up your game to keep up.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Don’t wait around for someone else to make it happen for you, make it happen yourself.
What’s next for Sub Motion?
We’re looking forward to hitting more festivals this summer like Indiependance. We’ll be going on tour and releasing a lot more music throughout the year!