Interview with McLeish & Spencer

McLeish & Spencer may have only just released their debut single ‘I Remember‘, but they’re certainly turning heads. I found out more about the fantastic duo, read onwards to find out more!

To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound.

Melancholic, graceful, fluid

Introduce yourselves and your hidden talent!

So we’re made up of Matt Spencer who plays lead guitar and me, Ewan McLeish and I’m on lead vocals and play guitar. We met through Matt’s older brother Luke who happens to be my best friend, and one day on a kayaking trip we decided to have a jam see where it took us. We ended up writing songs in the summer of 2020 albeit remote from each other due to the pandemic, by sending riffs and ideas online and building a song until it was completed. I remember the first time we met in person after lockdown we played one of our songs in full that we’d written separately from each other, and it was quite a bizarre feeling. As for hidden talents, I would have to say mine is doing impressions. My two most well-received impressions are Marge Simpson and SpongeBob SquarePants, they really are quite something.

If you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Nick Drake, for the chance to unravel his mystique and hopefully integrate that into the
music

What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?

We have quite an exciting rest of the year coming up (we hope). We will be releasing a second single soon then we are looking to head back in the studio to record some more songs. One of our big hopes is to play live this year, we want to hit the ground running with some high energy, tight shows.

Tell MoggBlog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?

‘I Remember’ is a song about someone’s constant endeavour to reach a sense of self-acceptance. This notion was channeled into an acoustic demo which later had 90s alt rock elements added to it.

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