We are sharing our recent interview with producer, musician, singer, songwriter, actor and model TheDarkhounds.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
TheDarkhounds : Hi everyone my names Xander I’m a solo indie electro rock artist known as TheDarkhounds, I’m a producer, musician, singer, songwriter, actor and model who has never give up and ferociously fights for success. whilst at university obtaining a music degree, I won a YouTube partnership based on my covers. I’ve done paid modelling and appeared in the British newspaper “The Sun” A sky tv agent hunted me down and wanted me to apply for a singing dating show? um no thanks haha. Alone, I’ve created and published 3 self made albums and have also appeared on TV for ITVs Dark Angel, and BBCs Poldark as well as in music videos and in film for paid work.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
TheDarkhounds : As far back as being 9 years old I have been writing songs,but great Twist Online. It’s hard to define what inspired me to get into music industry as its a hard business to get into. None of my family are singers or musical. I think it’s the creativity and way music can make you feel and the way that singing can make one feel powerful and even like you can fly ha I know sounds mental. I love creating music, writing lyrics and watching my craft grow and evolve each year.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release ‘Cheltenham calling ‘?
TheDarkhounds : So its my third self made release, Cheltenham calling is a mixture or rock dance urban styles to make each track unique. I think as an artist ive really learnt alot and pushed myself and as a self taught producer ive learnt so many professional tips. It’s taken me 7 months to create and with this album. I honestly believe I’m finding my true unique sound which is very exciting. I’m really proud of this release, and the future can only get better.
Twist Online : Any particular track from the Ep, that’s your favorite?
TheDarkhounds : My fave track has to be “Failure of the Family”as its about being the black sheep of the family, yet still fighting for ones goals and dreams. I feel like this song is very relatable and shows the passion for making it big.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
TheDarkhounds : The response has been very positive and the amount of listens it has got on spotify, has overtaken the majority of my artists top 5 most played. I’ve also had interest with other indie acts wanting to appear on my newer album set for release in 2020 which is exciting to collab and write for other singers. I have been offered small D.I.Y album deals but they tend to have hidden clauses in the small print which seem like a con or like joining some kind of a cult.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre? We came to know you describe yourself as indie electro rock artist?
TheDarkhounds : That’s a hard one as I love many, I do like hardcore dance euphoria with good lyrics. I love the vocal styles and sounds of punk and rock.in general though I like all genres and listen to the current charts too which I think is important for any artist trying to make it.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
TheDarkhounds : Being creative, when writing songs it feels like unloading emotional energy that I can always revisit with a play back. To me its like a pensive from harry potter ha. Working hard and when you release it and receive amazing feed back.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
TheDarkhounds : This year I’m hoping to get heard by more people and get back on indie unsigned radio. I have already started work on a newer album for 2020, so im going to keep pushing myself as an artist.
Twist Online : Are you active on social media? What’s the best way to follow you online?
TheDarkhounds : The best ways to follow and stay updated with whats going on is to follow on twitter @darkhounds or subscribe to my youtube for monthly vlogs (search for TheDarkhounds) and of course follow on spotify for latest releases as soon as they come out.