Q: I love the vibes of “3 A.m. Thoughts,” what was your creative process in making the song?
TWELVE: The majority of the song was written quite quickly one night when I couldn’t sleep. It was almost as if the first thing I tried was the right thing to do, and the song pretty much wrote itself. When we had the chassis of the song, we made demo after demo, not having a clue what we were doing, and each time we tweaked and added things until it became what it is now.
Q: What is the music scene like in Skipton?
TWELVE: There isn’t much of a music scene in Skipton. It’s mostly just people with acoustic guitars in pubs and open mic nights. There aren’t many venues to put on proper gigs.
Q: Who is Twelve and how did you initially come together?
TWELVE: We were mates in sixth form before we knew that we all played instruments. Then when that discussion happened, we knew we had to start a band.
In terms of who Twelve are, we don’t pretend to know what our identity as a band is yet. We’re just having fun and making music.
Q: “3 A.m. Thoughts” is your first single, why this song?
TWELVE: This was the first song we wrote and the first song we could play through as a band. That was one reason. Collectively as a band, it’s one of our favorites and it’s also a good example of what our music sounds like, so it seemed obvious that we should release this one first.
Q: What can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?
TWELVE: We have a few more singles on the way shortly, which we are really excited about. We also hope to start playing some gigs when restrictions ease up.
Q: Can we expect a music video for “3 A.m. Thoughts”?
TWELVE: At the minute we are more focussed on writing and recording more music. We would like to do a music video and I think it’s likely we will, whether it’s for 3 a.m. Thoughts or not, I’m not sure.
Interviewed by Jaye Maverick