Has it been tough moving into the industry and dealing with managers and record companies in search of opportunities?
Surprisingly, the journey has skyrocketed considering we’ve only been around for ten months, [and] not on a full-time basis. We’ve had the opportunity to play at some great gigs and meet some incredible musicians, which is really exciting, and the first song we wrote and recorded made it onto radio, which is really motivational. Our manager is really amazing, and with her being in the right place at the right time we have gone further in this time period than we ever thought we would. We’ve also been offered to record at a few places but we are still waiting to be [scouted] by a record company.
You seem to have quite a unique sound. Have you had any musical mentors or has your music writing just been a “from the heart” exercise?
We haven’t had very many mentors in terms of our music style but we’ve definitely been inspired and influenced by the bands we listen to, where we’ve always said things like, “Man, I wish we [could] sound like that band,” and, surprisingly enough, specifically with regard to the post-hardcore music genre. This [post-hardcore] was originally the [genre] we wanted to enter but it’s quite difficult to cultivate that sort of sound with only two people – especially live – and so we thought novelty folk might be a direction more suited to our natural sound.
Balancing university and trying to make music must be quite a challenge. Has full-time music-making been an option for you, or are you content to work by day and play by night?
We’re both studying information design, which makes it a lot easier to [talk] about music during the day. However, balancing music with varsity is probably the most difficult aspect of our music career. Our days are consumed with design but we usually put time aside for writing and playing on the weekends. We struggle to find the time to produce, refine and record our music, not to mention play gigs and rehearse.
Is there any chance of seeing Glyph at upcoming festivals?
[We’re] still children in the music industry. We don’t have enough material at this stage to bring forward who we really are as a band, so at the moment we are just focusing on producing an album.