Nicholas Foster, who has been in and around the music industry since the ‘80s, was amongst the world’s first bedroom producers in the early 2000s and set up one of the first independent vinyl labels, Prank Monkey Records. Fast forward to today, as one-half of Legends of the Seven Golden Vampires, Foster has seen their debut single Autumn Fall achieve seven million streams on TikTok. He chats to Headliner about his latest bout of success, and how he’s creating these new tunes.
Having played in several bands during the ‘80s and ‘90s, Foster decided to have a crack at producing from home. It turned out very nicely, as his efforts resulted in a remix of the Air track Lucky and Unhappy. Before long, he found himself immersed in the lovingly-titled 'Bastard Pop /Mash Up' scene of the early 2000s and its club night ‘Bastard’ in central London.
“I was in several bands that never quite made it,” Foster says of his early music manoeuvrings, speaking from home in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. “There were quite a few high points, like supporting The House Martins and Voice Of The Beehive. A few of my musician friends back then went on to form EMF, and others went to the business side and signed Radiohead and another went on to run Domino Recordings.”