What is your name and role within The Love Company?
My name is Ryan and I’m the guy who started the love company, I write all the tracks at the moment and front the band playing guitar and vocals.
Where are you currently based?
We are currently based in south London.
How and where did The Love Company start?
The Love Company was started when I lived with my parents about 3 years ago, I was working three jobs and didn’t have time to start a band, and was kinda out in the middle of nowhere, so I guess I decided I’d just go for it and be the band. I liked the idea of a band name rather than my own name, it had an element of humour going for it.
What or who influences your sound?
I’m influenced by band’s like Jefferson airplane, and the grateful dead but also E.L.O and prefab sprout. I’m into a lot of synth stuff like Mort garsons plantasia, that’s a definite favourite. Alongside that all the staples like bowie, Lou reed, Gary numan etc.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m currently listening to whipped cream and other delights by herb Alperts Tijuana brass.
You’ve recently released ‘Heaven’ your new single, what inspired this track?
This song was inspired by my girlfriend, it’s just a straight up love song, slow dance type situation it’s all about exposing yourself to somebody and how it can be scary to do that.
Where and when did you record?
I recorded this in October time, in my bedroom and living room over a couple days.
How has ‘Heaven Is A Place I Call Your Arms’ been received by fans?
People seem to like it, the accompanying music video sparks a little element of humour Which I think is a great thing.
What do you have planned for 2018?
A couple more singles, more gigs. I’m planning to write some collaborative stuff with the band as well, experimentation keeps it fresh!
You recently played the Lock Tavern supporting Jellyskin, how was the show?
It was great! They played an awesome set. We are all good friends from a while back so it was all very pleasant!
What equipment and programs do you use when playing live and recording?
I use logic pro10 for the recording side, with my homemade fender jazzmaster type guitar, a bunch of semi functional vintage synths, tiny jazz drum kit and my 80s yamaha dx7 synth which I use live. I also have a little pedal board and a trusty shure sm57.
When and where are you playing next?
Not too sure yet, we are sorting out a few london dates at the moment, and also looking further afield outside of the city.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite food is a rum and coke and a pack of quavers, favourite place to hang out? Any supermarket, gotta love the smell of the bakery.