Artist Interview: Vanilla Sugar

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with dark-electro-pop/rock artist, Vanilla Sugar.

1. How did you get started?

I find writing music to be therapeutic. It helps me get things and experiences out of my mind. I wanted to write music that I would enjoy listening to as well – I’m influenced by many genres. I started Vanilla Sugar in my previous apartment in Houston, Tx with a midi keyboard and GarageBand on an iMac.

2. How would you describe your sound?

Vanilla Sugar’s sound is a combination of all my favourite influences. You’ll hear dark, electric Pop music blended with a hint of Metal.

3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?

A couple of my influences would be Grimes, Sleigh Bells, Mindless Self Indulgence, and KoRn.

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4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you?

I feel that the rise of streaming & YouTube has helped me as a musician. My music & videos are able to reach a new audience by Internet. I recently noticed that fans from Brazil are watching my videos and commenting on my Facebook page. I would have never been able to reach Brazil without physically going there pre – YouTube. Streaming is amazing in general. How cool is it to have whatever song you want to listen to, whenever you want to listen to it – at your fingertips?

5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?

I enjoy watching Friends and eating Kettle Corn mixed with Tajin when I’m not making music. I also love shooting concerts around Los Angeles.

6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?

I will be releasing a new album in September, followed by a North American tour beginning in October. Next year, the plan is to tour the album internationally! Keep an eye out for my new single & video being released this Summer.

Find out more and keep up to date with news by going to Vanilla Sugar’s Facebook Page!