Inspired by the concept of transcendental meditation, ‘Silence Myself’ is the new single from Brighton based female singer-songwriter Fable.
- Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
I think I sang before I spoke, it’s always seemed to me like a better way of communicating, my family encouraged me to find my voice and make music more than any other hobby through my childhood, it wasn’t until I moved to Brighton that I really began to understand what I was aiming at.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
To use this industry as a platform for everything its not at the moment, in my heart of hearts I wanna bring back punk. Not the smelly safety pin, scare the shit out of the middle class kind, (although I am down with that), but a music that has a relevance and attitude of the people who know things aren’t quite right and feel a burning ambition to change something. If music can’t start a revolution, we’re all fucked.
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
I started writing songs when I started playing piano at the age of 13, I later found myself co writing with many different song writers where I leant a tremendous amount about the infinite ways you can approach writing music but my originality became diluted. The best writing experience was with Archive, I found working with another fellow artist had the balanced musical relationship I was craving, so we wrote the first EP together.
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
It’s in the future, not that far away.. I can smell it. Shepard’s Bush Empire, April 10th, supporting the brilliant Archive, be there.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
I think I’ve extracted some DNA from Siouxie and the Banshees, Muse, Manson, Portishead, maybe even dare I say it.. Bowie?
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
Release from the Zoo? yeah the last track we released Silence Myself is a softer side to my music, I wrote it in a sorry hungover state, I remember silence being a mighty noise that day, although thinking about it that could of been the bass line ringing in my ears from the night before. Its a bridge between the thrashy electronica on the rest of the EP and some of whats to come in the next release, we’ve also put out the video shot by David Levine, he’s really captured the stillness of the song, It’s about finding a space of powerful silence, a place of nothing but where everything exists, so to over complicate the video would contradict the meaning.
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
Go have a listen to Trentemøller, Denmark weirdness really cool, another band I’ve seen live and loved are the Gentle Mystics, saw them play a few festivals around Bristol and they’re performance and stage creation blew my brain.
- Any gigs coming up?
We’re headlining at the Prince Albert in Brighton on March 18th, its the big one at Shepherd’s Bush on April 10th, and then festival season starts, for now you can catch us at Blissfields on July 3rd.
- Where can we find/follow you online?
Go have a listen on soundcloud.com/fablemusic
and you can like us on facebook.com/whoisfable