Artist Interview: Evil Pink Machine
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am Igor, I grew up in Santurtzi, Basque Country (Spain). I picked up sax at 8 years old, guitar at 13 and started playing in bands around the Bilbao area until I decided to move to London in 2012 to continue my music studies at the University of Westminster. On my second year of uni a freak skateboard accident destroyed my elbow, leaving me unable to play guitar for almost a year. During this time I created Evil Pink Machine, an electronic project that allowed me to create music despite my inability to play. I released my debut EP on cassette on April 2014 and after foregoing several surgeries and recovering my ability to play I released the album Inner,Brighter on November 2015. 2016 was the year I moved to Liverpool and started writing my next LP, that will get released in 2017.
Talk to us more about your latest release
“Inner, Brighter” was a turning point; being able to play guitar made a huge difference in the sound and my songwriting definitely benefited from it. Someone suggested that it felt like a concept album, and I liked that idea so my next album will be a concept album, this time purposely.
What inspired you to write this release?
Interstellar space travel, Elliott Smith, heartbreak songs written years ago, feel-good substances, synthesizers and sniper guitar solos.
Any plans to release a video?
Working on one for Vampire right now.
Any plans to hit the road?
We are planning some gigging around the UK but nothing has been confirmed yet.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Pink jackets, sci-fi stuff and space travel
Who have you been listening to lately?
Apricity by Syd Arthur
Tell us about your passions
What else is happening next in your world?
Recording the next album, it’s being a pretty exciting process.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Igor!