Following on from our Music DNA interview with Lee Wylding of UK based Americana duo The Far North, we chat to drummer Andie Packer.
The pair are currently finding success with their second single Runaway (available via Red Lantern Records)and release their debut album Songs For Gentle Souls on November 20th 2020.
Andy Howells sets out to discover Andie Packer’s music DNA…
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit – I saw the music video on MTV and I was mesmerised.
What was the first single you bought?
The Offspring Pretty fly for a White Guy – it’s silly and fun and i loved that track.
What was the first album you owned?
The Offspring Conspiracy of One – I enjoyed faster, punkier music in my youth.
What’s your constant go to track?
It changes often, at this present time it’s Röyksopp Eple – it’s a cool chillout song while I’m drawing (I like art in my spare time).
What’s your constant go to album?
Again, it changes from time to time depending on mood/season/weather etc. If I had to pick one… Rage Against The Machine.
Who’s your latest music discovery?
A few discoveries lately; At the top of my list is Aim’s funky hip-hop grooves and excellent albums, I especially like the track ‘Original Stuntmaster’. Jon Kennedy, leaning towards trip-hop, Cut Up in particular is a tune. Fulfilling my electronica love, Lemon Jelly, A Tune for Jack is a favourite of mine, and I love their song The Staunton Lick which I realised was at the end of one of my favourite shows, Spaced.
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses – self-explanatory really!
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