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more structure to their working process than Dave lets on. “We will set up a rough structure, then I’ll take mic and words just come. It just flows. It is different every time. It can start with a melody or a lyric, but sometimes it is the track. It is a natural thing, it is how it comes out. We are often quite surprised at the end of the day to see how a song turns out. You go in with an idea, a guideline but you are never completely in control. A song has a life of its own. It just takes a shape. There is never a decision to make a certain record, it has to take its own shape. It is painting a beautiful picture of a scenario.”

“There is never a decision to make a certain record, it has to take its own shape. It is painting a beautiful picture of a scenario.” Having faced their fears and reaped the rewards of their working process, the pair needed to decided how best to introduce their work to the public. Coincidentally in the three years since their project started, synth had once again become a current sound. They admit “It is really exciting to see. It is great for us as it makes us more relevant.” ““Chemistry” just really jumped out because it is a good introduction, somewhere to build on. It is our middle ground. We have light and dark on the album. “Chemistry” is one of our poppier moments.” Their debut single “Chemistry” epitomises everything The Bang Bang Club stand for. A perfect slice of credible summer pop, the track has drawn them comparisons with everyone one from Depeche Mode through to Girls Aloud via MGMT and the Pet Shop Boys. Comparisons are inevitable for any new act, but the boys are both thrilled with the depth of variety in comparisons they draw. “We could sit nicely in amongst there. I love there. It means we are sort of universal.” With the album due for release at the end of 2010, the pair are now focusing their efforts on building awareness of their work. The live arena beckons, with a summer full of festival appearances but in the meantime Dave is eloquently steadfast in how he hopes their debut single will be received. “You are putting yourself out there for people to love you, but also for people not to love you. That is human nature. Either one is great. Music has to trigger and emotion or reaction. There is nothing worse than nonchalance.” “Chemistry” is out now. www.myspace.com/thebangbangclubuk

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The Kaje is all about the arts - from the upcoming and underground through to the commercial mainstream. Issue 2 takes a look at: The Bang...

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The Kaje is all about the arts - from the upcoming and underground through to the commercial mainstream. Issue 2 takes a look at: The Bang...

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