Saturday Night Session 014: Oyster Kids
Few moments are extra sacred than the reprieve Saturday evening supplies from the each day grind of faculty and work. Its significance is supposed to be emphasised, and thus, a characteristic devoted to “doing the evening proper” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set round energizing mixes meant to get the social gathering began. New or previous, every episode has one cornerstone factor in similarity: they function the proper backdrop for the weekend pregame.
It’s seemingly summer season all yr spherical for Oyster Kids, whose moodiest tunes have a touch of refreshing optimism shine by means of the instrumentals and easy vocals. The LA based mostly music producers and instrumentalists might not be a family identify within the digital music neighborhood, however the founder Andrew Eapen’s musical accolades are prolonged, together with the truth that he has helped rating a Disney film, and has been featured on reveals like “Shameless” and “Jane the Virgin” amongst others.
Oyster Kids started as a house recording venture for multi-instrumentalist Eapen, who writes, data, and produces the music. On tour and within the studio, Eapen (vocals, guitar) is joined by Jonathan Bradley (drums), Robbie Gullage (bass), and Roy Tanaka (keyboards).
When describing why the identify Oyster Kids was chosen Eapen notes, “As children, you could have the entire world at your fingertips and nothing to lose. You might be something, and nothing can maintain you again. For me, the identify Oyster Kids embodies this superb. As all of us get older on daily basis, I don’t wish to ever overlook that wide-eyed feeling that we are able to do something we wish to do.”
The group is ready to launch an EP this summer season, however that isn’t stopping them from dropping new tracks alongside the way in which. “Losing My Mind” is the newest from Oyster Kids, and the brand new track is the sound one didn’t know they wanted in the course of a grey winter day. Echoing vocals are juxtaposed with strumming guitars, and its sonic heat transports the listener to a day with associates driving down a rustic highway with the home windows open.
When talking to Eapen about how the Oyster Kids sound is characterised, he solutions, “folks have described us as: infectious melodies, robust grooves, and a melancholic ambiance. I can dwell with that.” The group put collectively an hour lengthy combine for Saturday Night Sessions, and the vibe of the compilation might be described as simply that.
As Eapen places it, “my combine is all about dancing round the home in your socks, with shut associates and a few good wine. Centered round chill grooves with an Indie really feel. Hope you prefer it as a lot as I do!”
What impressed you to begin making music?
Creating music has at all times been an outlet for me to specific my feelings and create the moods that I wish to really feel. When I’m unhappy, I have a tendency to jot down extra uplifting music – and after I’m blissful, I have a tendency to jot down sadder songs. I began writing after I was eight, and I’ll proceed doing it for the remainder of my life. Writing music lets me really feel a way of aid from the on daily basis.
Which artists are you drawn to/influenced by?
I like something that has a robust pop sensibility and a very good vibe. Whenever I hear a fantastically written vocal melody, I turn into an on the spot fan. The artist I’m obsessive about at the moment is Sigrid. I looove her vocal melodies!
How would you characterize your sound?
People have described us as: infectious melodies, robust grooves, and a melancholic ambiance. I can dwell with that.
Least favourite and favourite digital music track?
My associates that know me greatest would agree that my favourite temper is lounging in a pool on a scorching summer season day, listening to some deep home. For this, I’d suggest something by Parra For Cuva. On the other finish, a track that I’ve by no means understood the attract of is that Kungs Vs. Cookin on three Burners observe – I don’t know what it’s, however its by no means sat proper with me. Oh effectively, simply proves that music is so subjective.
How did you select the identify Oyster Kids? What is the story behind this?
As children, you could have the entire world at your fingertips and nothing to lose. You might be something, and nothing can maintain you again. For me, the identify Oyster Kids embodies this superb. As all of us get older on daily basis, I don’t wish to ever overlook that wide-eyed feeling that we are able to do something we wish to do.
Which artist would you most prefer to collaborate with?
This reply is tough for me as a result of there are soo many. I really like the artwork of songwriting, and I most respect the folks that may inform a narrative and create a temper very well. Currently, Id like to work with Sigrid, Leon, MO, Kacey Musgraves – the record might go on perpetually…
What sort of a Saturday Night is your combine getting us prepared for?
My combine is all about dancing round the home in your socks, with shut associates and a few good wine. Centered round chill grooves with an Indie really feel. Hope you prefer it as a lot as I do!