As she returns with her first solo single in a decade and launches her own Junkdog Records imprint, Bliss takes on our quick-fire Q&A, revealing the strangest place she ever wrote a track and why smoking weed might not be the best aid to your creative process…

Faithless

 

Why music?

Music was my first love and it’ll be my last.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Confidence is all.”

What inspires you?

Music, conversations and synthesisers.

What’s the next big thing?

Junkdog Records, of course!

Best club experience?

Probably Turnmills for out of body experiences.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Putting boxes on top of other boxes.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

It’s very hard, but getting a response from others and playing it out pretty much gives you the answer.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

‘Not Forgotten’ by Leftfield.

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

It depends what you mean by ‘making it’!

Recommend us a film.

American Werewolf In London – a classic!

Recommend us a book.

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford.

What or who is underrated?

Dido.

What or who is overrated?

One Direction.

What are you addicted to?

Twitter.

What do you lust over?

The original TB-303.

What is your greatest regret?

That I sold my 303.

What one thing would most improve your life?

More time and more sleep.

What's my greatest regret? That I sold my 303.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

Up a mountain in Switzerland at a village knees-up.

Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?

Rich creative experience, in my experience!

If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?

Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?

My Mac. It’s the key to my musical life.

Art or money?

Art.

Strangest place you ever wrote a track?

In a traffic jam on the Camden Road.

Must-read blogs/forums?

Data Transmission and Gearslutz.

What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?

At the majors, it’s being tied to their schedule, and the bottom line isn’t always best for the artist.

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Anxiety over whether anyone will like it…

What’s your motto?

“Just say yes!”

Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?

Try not to be too stoned or you’ll think everything sounds great…

 

‘Ain’t There’ is out now as a Beatport exclusive on Junkdog Records. General release to follow on March 18th. Find Sister Bliss on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud. Find Junkdog on Facebook.

12th March, 2013

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