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[Pop] XY&O – One More Night (Lemonade) + Q&A

One More Night (Lemonade)

There are a lot of songwriters out there and a lot of them write for other people. That was the original plan for XY&O, but after they came up with their signature sound, they couldn’t pass along the goods to other people to perform. They took the project by the horns and didn’t look back.

After launching in 2015, they’ve come out with several releases, the latest being “One More Night (Lemonade)” that comes with their second EP announcement. If you’re just getting familiarized with the trio, this track is a good place to start and if you’re already familiar, well then you know just how talented these three are. Either way, stream the single today as you read through the interview we had with XY&0 in the dojo!

TMN: Can you tell us more about how XY&O came about? How did you three meet each other?

Me and Tudor met at a recording studio in Cardiff Bay. I was working there and Tudor came in to record some tracks. We decided pretty much then and there to try write some songs together. I knew that Nick (guitar) from a band he was in. He had a pretty unique style even then at 17 or whatever he was, so we roped him in.

TMN: Tell us more about Cardiff! How has your hometown influenced your sound?

Cardiff, like most capital cities is a pretty diverse, dynamic and exciting place. Our music is often described as summery, beachy, chilled but Cardiff really is neither of those things particularly. Perhaps the fact that we started working out a small room in Bay area of Cardiff influenced our musics genesis. We spent a lot of time between Cardiff Bay, Penarth and Barry when we wrote our first few songs. They’re all coastal so maybe the beach just unconsciously crept in.

TMN: You guys each come from different music backgrounds. How have your tastes molded into the current sound you have?

Yeah, we all have very different musical backgrounds. Pop music (as broad as that is) is probably the common ground between us so was the natural landing spot for our creativity. Personally, my taste are pretty diverse, my favorite artists are people like John Martyn, Prince and bands like The Cure, Kings of Leon. You probably don’t hear much of that in our music though. Nick is the best instrumentalist among us, he has a wide range too but he’s into more technical music, soul, jazz etc. Tudor is the most millennial for sure. He loves a club banger.

TMN: What was the inspiration behind “One More Night (Lemonade)?”

One More Night is written about the allure of the ‘perceived’ darker side of professional life (or life in general). Why does Louis Theroux make documentaries on sex workers and porn stars? People want to know what the real people are like behind those professions. One More Night is same thing. It’s like a Louis Theroux documentary, but far less entertaining.

TMN: Any tour plans around your ‘Powder Rooms’ EP release this year?

Yeah we do. Hopefully after the summer.

TMN: Ending on a fun note, name your dream collaboration!

Skip: most of mine are sadly dead. It would have been Prince.
Nick: At the minute maybe Anderson .Paak, that could be very interesting

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