So Shush

Posted by Christopher Rudder

 

So Shush

Written by Christopher Rudder


So Shush are a female fronted alternative rock band whose influences include sixties pop, obscure indie and progressive rock. So Shush live in Salford, UK and have been writing and recording together since 2000 after playing in a variety of bands known on the Manchester / Liverpool gig scene.
After the release of their self titled debut album in Autumn 2008 So Shush have featured on numerous North American radio shows and playlists and were recently at 16 in Neil Young’s LWWT video chart
So Shush recently released their second album ‘Wistful Wanders’. so Direct from England, here we go...

Let’s check out “Hiway Flyway” by So Shush

  

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CR: I wanna thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk with me and to RogueMag. How Are You?

Carole: Great

Ian: OK

CR:...iiight lets do this!!! Aside from music and what is written in your bio, tell us something about you that your fans don’t know.

Carole: I am a Hicksette-Massive fan of Tony Hicks of The Hollies.

Ian: We’re following them on tour at the moment - going to loads of their gigs. Carole sometimes writes for the official fanzine under the alias ‘Carrie Anne’.

CR: So...At what point in your life did you know you wanted to pursue a musical career and realize that you had what it takes to succeed in the messed up industry.

Carole: When I first saw and heard Sandie Shaw. She has been a big inspiration to me.
Then I suppose it was Marc Bolan. I found T.Rex’s music so exciting. I definitely wanted a bit of that. Punk was the big breakthrough. All my mates were forming bands and Manchester was in the real hub of it. I was in loads of bands then and met lots of interesting people and the story goes on.

Ian: Ever since being a child I’ve loved music, played instruments and have been in bands - writing songs. My day job is music related in the evening I’m listening to music or creating music. Music is what I do – other things don’t have quite the same fascination. With regards ‘success in a messed up industry’ - as independents our criteria for success is completely separate from the bulk of the music industry whose bottom line is money – we judge our success on making the music we want to hear and finding that x% of the human race who’d also enjoy it.

CR: With the emergence of Online Independent Music Labels such as iTunes that can market/promote music primarily through the internet medium via the assistance of the burgeoning online communication networks such "http://asmyspace.com" do you think that the major record labels in the world will eventually cease to be the gatekeepers to musicians seeking lucrative sales and worldwide acclaim.

Ian: Big labels will always remain the gatekeepers to gold and platinum sales – whether it’s the big four ‘majors’ (Warner, EMI, Sony and Universal) or other big concerns like the Beggars Group. They’ll always have the marketing clout and privileged access to media outlets that us DIYers can only dream about. Granted we can produce and
distribute music