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NAS 10 Questions with Andelectro

This time on NAS 10 Questions we get to know Andelectro, AKA William Anderson - Guitartist/Bass/ Vocals, Evan Anderson - Drum Programming/ Vocals, Finlay Anderson - Vocal.

Scottish Indie Band, slope like The Jesus & Mary Chain, pop like Wet Wet Wet

The track "Precious" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.

Link To New Artist Spotlight Playlists:

1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.

Originally from South Queensferry, just outside Edinburgh in Scotland, we have always lived in or around Edinburgh. South Queensferry was a great place to grow up, in the shadow of the Forth Bridge, with lots of freedom and it was at this that I really got into music. Having had a long period of trying to make in music in the nineties I ended up working outside in computing but more recently I have been drawn back as recording and home mixing and mastering has improved so much and is so much simpler. Streaming services are a bit of a mixed blessing, they allow everyone to release their music, but there is a real saturation which is hard to cut through.

2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?

My family has always been very involved in music and I listened to a lot of music growing up. This meant that many of the friendships I made were around music and so it grew. I loved playing guitar and I taught myself the finger picking style of Paul Simon and the songs of the Beatles. When I first heard All Mod Cons - The Jam I was blown away and from that moment on I knew I wanted to make music.

𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?

I worked for about 5 years after finishing university in a record shop and so I developed a pretty broad musical taste. I have so many influences ranging from Indie Pop (The Smiths, REM), Northern Soul (Four Tops, Edwin Starr), Country (Willie Nelson/ Hank Williams), Folk (Dougie Maclean, Corries), Pop (Weeknd, Abba), Rock (Thin Lizzy, AC/DC), Punk (Clash, Jam, Sex Pistols) and so many more. For guitar which is my main instrument, my influences would be Johnny Marr, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Hank Marvin and Mark Knopfler. In songwriting, Morrissey/Marr, the Brill Building artists such as Carole King, Ellie Greenwhich, Spooner/ Oldham and Lennon/ McCartnery. Van Morrison is the single greatest artist in my collection, and I have seen him live numerous times over the years.

4. What are your goals in the music industry?

I don't have any specific goals in the Music Industry, outside of the fact that I want to make the best good recordings I can and to share them with as many listeners as possible and then move on to the next song.

5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.

I don't have any specific goals in the Music Industry, outside of the fact that I want to make the best good recordings I can and to share them with as many listeners as possible and then move on to the next song.

6. What is your all-time favorite song?

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (close second I'm Your Puppet - Jimmy and Bobby Purify) In some ways it is a simple and soulful song with an arrangement, mix and production that takes it to another level. As with all my favourite songs it just hits me emotionally and I find delivery so powerful.

7. What is the best advice you have either given or received in terms of music?

Not really advice as such, but at a younger age I was a bit of a music snob, particularly around pop music. I would dismiss certain artists as they were not cool enough but I soon realised that the only way to really know if you like something or not is to just listen with an open mind and make your own judgement. Otherwise you could find your missing out on some great music, and great friendships with the people who like that music.

8. Proudest accomplishment?

Playing at the Venue in Edinburgh was an amazing experience. Unfortunately now closed, it was the perfect size for playing live music and the atmosphere and sound was electric. A reminder of why playing music is so exciting and so much fun.

9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Chatting with Duncan, the caretaker of a venue that we were playing at and having a bit of banter about the stage name of one of the artists who was playing that night. Later finding out that said artist, was Duncan's stage name was a bit embarrassing. Sorry Duncan, fortunately we got on well and all was forgiven.

𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.

Like most musicians, the biggest challenge is to motivate yourself to do the promotion. Unlike the music, this part does feel like work, but I suppose there is no point in putting all the work into making music if you are not going to tell anyone where to find it.

Quite seriously the high point since I started recording music again after a long break was finding the New Artist Spotlight and connecting with lots of other musicians who just need to make music to fulfil a creative drive and want to listen to and support each other.

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