Fred Perry: Interview

Russ Davies

Where are you from?
Born and raised London, UK... but currently spending some time in Portugal.

What do you do?
Create ethereal soundscapes.

Describe your style in three words?
Simple, classic, easy.

What’s the best show you’ve ever been to? 
Maybe seeing Orbital at Glastonbury in 1995. A magical evening that has stayed with me to this day. Highlight of the gig was 'Halcyon On and On'.

Which British subculture means the most to you? 
For me, it was the underground electronic music scene in London in the 90s.
An era of musical influence that still plays a large part in my life.

What music did you listen to growing up?
As a young teen it was the hip-hop/rap of the times like Snoop and Dre, and also heavy guitar bands like Metallica, Guns and Roses and Nirvana. This was all before getting into electronic music.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Probably Billy Idol 'White Wedding'... I think I still aspire for my drum tracks to sound like that.

A song from your favourite album?
'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd.

Song you wish you had written?
'Tubular Bells' by Mike Oldfield.

Song that defines the teenage you?
'Come As You Are' by Nirvana.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'EPoch' by Tycho.

A song lyric that inspires you? 
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."
'Anthem' by Leonard Cohen.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect? 
'Learning To Fly' by Tom Petty.

Best love song of all time? 
'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac.

Best song to turn up loud? 
'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'Path Is Long' by Dave Davies & Russ Davies
Favourite song from our new album.
'The Workx' by Junkie XL
Lovely OST song, love the space.
'Heart' by Roosevelt
Love the atmosphere and night city vibe.
'Your Love Is An Echo' by Aiiso