Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are happy to bring you an interview with multi-talented artist, Molly Grue.
1. How did you get started as a band?
I started years ago, under the name Krista D, and it was predominately because my father had noticed my aptitude and brought me in to the studio, when I was 15. I’ve recorded and released music, on and off, ever since. Molly Grue is actually a side project I’ve started so that I could release some of my more introspective (woefully depressing) material.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Where this is mainly a therapeutic venting project, lyrically it tends to be fairly melancholy, sound-wise it has a bit of a 90’s, female singer-songwriter, light rock vibe.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
None that really come to mind, at least none that seem readily apparent. Maybe I’m just too close to the music to be able to hear it objectively. I’m actually waiting for Pandora to upload it and run it through their algorithm so I can read the ‘similar to’ bands.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Although it’s not the biggest payout- I don’t really mind streaming, mainly because I’m an unknown band and I can’t think of anything that levels the playing field for indie artists quite like how pretty much anyone can upload their music, for worldwide consumption, via streaming platforms. On my single Land Mine, from my Krista D project, I ended up with over 719 000 streams in a month on a streaming platform (Pandora Internet radio). I mean- I can’t imagine how I could randomly reach that many people, as an unsupported indie artist, any other way.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
I’m mainly a visual artist so I spend a majority of my time sculpting and painting.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
I’d first like to finish up the Molly Grue EP, which I’m terribly behind on, due to some visual arts commitments.(artist residency and a recent solo show) I’ll see about booking some shows after I’ve gotten on top of my recording.