Adam and Faye of Dublin alt-pop band Soda Blonde reflect on the band’s highs and lows, how they have taken every hurdle in their stride, and talk about the theme of malfunction explored in the music video for their latest single Bad Machine – the first from their new Dream Big album.
Could you guys each introduce yourselves, tell us how the band originally formed, and tell us about your musical relationship?
Adam: I'm Adam and I play the guitar and the keyboards.
Faye: And I’m Faye and I play the voice and the songwriting things!
Adam: We've been playing together since we were 15 or 16. Soda Blonde has officially been a band since 2019, but Faye and I have been playing together in some shape or form since about 2008. We were in a band before called Little Green Cars. In 2018 we were in the middle of writing our third album, but then the band came to its natural conclusion; we won't go into details as to why, but it did.
We took a little break for a couple of months, and then realised that four out of five of the members of the band couldn't really live without one another, and we needed it in our heart and soul to be constantly doing this together. So we formed Soda Blonde, and it has been one of the best journeys that I think one could put to paper.
We met when we were school kids, but our proper artistic relationship with one another hasn't really begun until this project with Soda Blonde. Now we’re very much partners.