We caught up with Robert Bryant to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.

Let’s get to it…

What do you enjoy most about being an independent musician?

The creative freedom! It’s that simple!

I love the fact that when inspiration hits, which could be at 4:13 am on a Wednesday!…

I’m able to play around with strange ideas no matter how silly or bone-chillingly morbid it may be.

And since I already branded my band as a “you’ll never know what kind of bizarre you’re gonna get” I can do anything…Everything goes!

If we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

Ha! My studio would look identical to my bedroom…’cause it is!

You’d see me hunched over my iPhone 6 with my earbuds in, playing their tiny keyboards.

Or I might have my Les Paul “knock off” plugged into an iRig using GarageBand or some other similar app for guitar tone.

Not ideal or practical, however, I believe you should do the best you can with what little you have.

Do you enjoy recording and production, or do you like performing live and promotion?

I adore recording! It’s my zen and my therapy!

At times I completely lose myself in it!

To such an extent that I’ll almost have a project finished and not have the tiniest recollection of writing, or recording, or where all that time had gone!

So I’ll listen back to the track and think “Jesus! I did that!?”

Promoting isn’t my forte…I try but I always seem to lose track of what I’m doing.

However, I do enjoy performing live!

I haven’t played a live show in some time…

I miss the engagement with the audience and that strange magical occurrence when you start feeding off each other’s energies!

Best high ever!

How would you want people to describe your latest project in a tweet?

“Subtly spooky esoteric satire hilarity!”…

Or “tongue in cheek” works for me as well!

Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

I’ve dabbled in both!

I suppose I use the slapdash method a bit more frequently.

I mix, master, create album artwork, and then upload…

Usually that same night!

However, my last two releases took some planning because I had a particular theme in mind.

Plus I was having difficulty with the artwork for each one…

Everything I tried to paint or put together just didn’t seem to fit the essence of the finished product.

Album covers take me twice as long!

What can we expect from Robert Bryant within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

I’m taking a hiatus for a month or so.

My latest release came out only a few weeks back and I even more recently finished up two videos to boot.

So I’m currently in the dreaded process of burnout!

However, I know for certain that won’t last long…

The itch will return along with my madness!

So I can safely declare that people should see at least 3 to 5 projects coming out within the next 6 months.

And gigs?…perhaps.

Are you planning any videos for your music? Are there any videos we need to know about!?

Yeah as I mentioned…

I just finished up a couple of videos back to back…

Are there any collaborations, past or future, that you are excited about?

Well, like most artists, I have my list of fantasy collaborators.

However, on a more tangible tier, I would prefer to work with my ex-wife again. Aka Dark Skαnk On Crank.

We worked on a couple of covers a few years back, as she provided vocals, and we had a great experience.

So I’m hoping shortly, she’d be up for another session or two!

And that does remind me…

I am looking for a permanent female vocalist!…just getting the word out!

What inspires your creative process?

Any artforms can do it for me!

From paintings, sculpture, film, literature, theatre, to live music concerts.

But Drugs are by far the most inspiring for me.

And I’m sure that you or a few of your colleagues wouldn’t disagree with me on that!

What are your top three favorite albums of all time and why those albums?

Wow! That is one tough question.

I have a countless roster of favorite records!

So I guess to make it easier on me, I’ll choose from my project’s genre and what inspired it…

The Residents – Mark Of The Mole
The way they presented the tale of the mole’s desire to enter into their vision of the promised land through minimal vocal rhythms that allowed the “music”, or rather, the bizarrely dark sounds and noises, to paint this abstract landscape…
which caused the story to reveal its true meaning and depth.
Without any prior knowledge of who the moles were, or what they were about!…Brilliant Album.

Skinny Puppy- Cleanse Fold And Manipulate
In my opinion, it’s one of their darker albums.
It used to scare the sh*t out of me when I was a kid!
And that what scares me…intrigues me!

Current 93 – Dogs Blood Rising
Hands down one of the darkest and most unnerving albums I’ve ever heard.
It was and still is, a huge influence on what I do now.

Who makes up your existing creative team?
i.e. photographers, video directors, social media managers, paid media specialists, stylists, hair, and makeup…Name someone who you think deserves a special shout-out?

I wish I had a team to help with my make-up, hair, and social media…

But unfortunately, it’s all just me!

Where can we find you on social media?

I haven’t done much with my Instagram account!
My main website is https://goddαmngothsonmeth.com/
My Facebook is Goddαmn Goths On Meth
And YouTube: Robert Bryant

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Andrea

Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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