Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Artist Spotlight - Untitled Art



David "James is a technical genius"
James "Dave is creative genius" 

"Untitled Art have made quite a savvy record, successfully aligning themselves ahead of current musical trends and assuring their continued relevance....Alternative dance music with a human heart at its core" - Independent Music News

"Loud, brash, chaotic and very, very enjoyable" - Jamsphere

"Philly…actually ticks more rock boxes than you might think in terms of power, drive, intensity, groove, ferocity, weight and sensibility. AC/DC it obviously isn’t but in many ways a new form of rock music it certainly makes an argument for being." - Dancing About Architecture 

"Ghost notes, unexpected shifts, and tight grooves are only some of the many things that make this production absolutely outstanding." - Band Camp Diaries 

"Combining extended synth waves and a distorted touch of rage...the sound is both manic and calm, gentle and heavy...the artist teeters between electronic rock and edm is quite cleverly maintained" - Stereo Stick Man

"Among the most irresistible music we've run into in years" - Aquarian Weekly/Doktor John 

"Untitled Art seems to exist in a completely different realm!" - Soundlooks

"These two meeting is like when Gary Numan started working with Ade Felton"...- Musicplayers

"Seriously amazing, widely entertaining & tripped right out in all the best ways" - Sleeping Bag Studios

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Generated 30k plus views on YouTube and 6 million plus listens on SoundCloud the first 30 days of releasing the first single Philly to Long Branch (part 2)




Twitter : @untitleddave

YouTube : https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=9s&v=zStjlOcw__0


SoundCloud : https://m.soundcloud.com/untitled_art/philly-to-long-branch-part-2

Bandcamp : https://untitledart.bandcamp.com

Electronic bio : https://www.presskit.to/untitledart


1.) What made you want to get into the music business in the first place? Did anyone influence you to do music? If so, who? Influences? Role Models?

I love art, always have but I can't paint or draw that good, so I use sound as my canvas/medium. I started late when it came to playing an instrument compared to my peers. It wasn't until I started college really but my influences started early on when my dad brought home a Black Sabbath and an Adam And The Ants record from England. I was obsessed with both records, but the biggest influence on me in total would be Robert Smith and The Cure.

2.) Unfortunately the music industry is full of talented individuals who just don't get any recognition for their talent and/or work. What do you plan to do to make sure you stand out and get noticed?

All the usual suspects, provide good music, online activity with videos, etc. but the biggest would be actually touring around the globe. We are trying to sort that out now for 2018.

3.) Would you rather be on a major label or would you rather stay independent? Why or why not?

Well we have been offered a development deal with a very well established label, but it's not right/perfect yet so we are still shopping the full record. In this day and age I don't know if a record deal is a need. I'd prefer a marketing team and a manager/booking agent that really has a handle on the ins and outs, but realistically we would like a home for this record. I don't want it to enter the grey boneyard of obscurity and missed artists.

4.) Do you think that the traditional music industry model as we know it is dead? Why or why not?

I think we live in a great time. I mean as an artist, things have gotten so easy, you pretty much can record a professional record in a bedroom with minimal equipment. So things are not traditional in that sense I guess. You can see the big great machine still chugging along in ways but the landscape has changed in many more ways. I think it really depends on what type of artist you are. I'd say the traditional way of relying on just the music to get you activity is dead.

5.) How do you think the internet and social media affected the music industry and how musicians are able to market themselves?

I think social media is an interesting thing, as a fan of a band you can reach out and interact with them directly. I mean I've chatted with Peter Hook and I grew up listening to him first in Joy Division and later with New Order and if you told me back then I would one day have a conversation with him I'd never have believed it but it happened. I mean, we are in an amazing time where you can have a kid in NJ have a YouTube channel with millions of views a month based off of the unboxing of the latest toy... amazing. 

6.) What is the most difficult thing you've had to endure in life and has that had any effect on your path to becoming a musician?

This question can be answered in the lyrics of the songs from the record we are shopping. They cover depression, suicide, death, love and life.

7.) Artists who try to make music for the general public and make more money are usually seen as "sell-outs." Do you see it that way and if so, what do you plan to do to make sure you make music that is true to your brand and make a good living at the same time without having to "sell out"?

I've never compromised my vision or art. I'm writing from a very selfish point of view, which is mine, so I don't think I could "sell out" in the sense it's meant here but I do want as many people to hear the songs that have been created because I'm extremely proud of it. 

8.) When you do music, what would you like your listeners to get out of your music?

I really want people to feel something and have a connection on some level. I spent a lot of time thinking about these songs, sounds, the story behind the record, the art and the order of the songs. I want people to want to hear the songs again and again and again.

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