This week I got to pick the brains of Glasgow-based based duo DerMist as they ready themselves for the release from their forthcoming self-titled debut album this Friday.
They have been described as an intoxicating mix of rock, pop and electronics. They are dedicated to making music designed to stand the tests of both time and tastes, Der Mist are by turn indie, pop, new wave, rock and synth Gods. Their new single is Step into the Light, showing an alt-rock side to the band with some Beck-esque quirkiness and some furious, inventive guitar riffs!
DerMist are Craig McKissick and Ali Whitty, both based in Glasgow, Scotland and armed with the multi-instrumental skills that give the band a sound which makes them as though there are double or triple the band members. Previously in Crash My Model Car (signed to V2 Records) and Augusta Fireball, Ali found Craig through a local charity he set up which looked to help young musicians – this certainly proved to be the case as the pair decided to avoid the trappings of a traditional four-piece and use the combination of their musical and technical skills. Ironically, COVID-lockdowns have proved to galvanise their ethic, avoiding gimmicks and fake mythology and show the real people behind the music and the process of making it through the use of social media and vlogs. From coming up with your band name to the pitfalls of sorting your artwork to exclusive sessions, der Mist lift the lid on every aspect of their lives as real musicians (vegan, teetotal musicians, no less!), leaving their forthcoming album to speak for itself.
So now we’ve gotten the foundation of what they are all about, it’s time to have a chat to discover even more about the driving forces behind the dynamic musically inclined duo Der Mist!. Enjoy our DerMist Interview.
You can check out even more on DerMIst at the links below!
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