What’s your name and what do you do?
Rudimental, we are a band, producer/songwriters and DJs.
What kind of music do you play? What best describes your sound?
We are influenced by many sounds but the easiest way probably to describe it is electronic soul dance music!
What would you say is your biggest influence?
Growing up, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ was all of our favourite album.
Where’s the best club you’ve ever played?
For us it’s more about the event that’s on rather than the club. We’ve started a DJ led event called Major Toms Presents. We currently have a residency in Ibiza and plan to take it around the world, and hopefully to Australia someday. This is an event not to be missed!
And the best festival?
Wildlife festival. It’s our own festival in England that was set up by ourselves and Disclosure.
Where’s the most unique festival you’ve been to and what was so special?
We played a festival in Johannesburg which was amazing. South Africa has had a lot of issues in their recent history and the festival brought everyone together.
What was the most difficult festival you ever went to and was it worth it?
One of the hardest shows we ever did was actually at Future Music Festival, it was like 38 degrees at the peak of daytime heat. There’s definitely a lot of energy in our shows and we didn’t want the heat to defeat us so we gave it everything. After the show a few of us were passing out and had to get ambulance down!
Where’s your hometown?
What’s your favourite local bar/restaurant/bar/club?
Troy Bar in Hackney, London. It’s Caribbean cuisine with improvised music jam sessions.
Where’s your favourite clubbing destination?
Is there something you can’t travel without?
What travel destination would you recommend our readers add to their bucket list?
Ibiza 100% – not only for clubbing but also take some time out and check out the island, it’s beautiful.
Where was the most surprising place you discovered a big musical influence?
At a small festival in Austria where Anderson Pak was playing live. He’s definitely an artist you need to see live – amazing energy and musicianship.
Where can we see you play over the next few months? Our UK tour kicks off in October followed by Europe. We’ll be in Australia for Snowtunes in August playing a DJ set with live vocalist and back to tour with the band in early 2019. Watch this space!
Anything else you would like to add?
Can’t wait to get back to Oz for the Snowtunes Festival and play some new music! The album is out in September!’ Can’t wait for you guys to hear it. We’ve been working on it for the last couple years and it’s a banger!
Rudimental will headline the Snowtunes Festival which takes place at Lake Jindabyne on 31 August and 1 September.
For full line up and ticketing information head to www.snowtunes.com.au