Death on the Balcony will play at Grounded Festival this weekend and thanks to that, we got a chance to talk to them:
Why the name “Death on the Balcony?” I know a lot of people ask, we can’t help but be curious..
The name “Death on the Balcony” came from a moment in time and a conversation we had at the beginning of this journey together 9/10 years ago… We were in the studio working on some of our first ever material. We had been working a few hours and decided to have a break and a smoke. Certain life factors and shared experiences of that time led us into a deep conversation about life and death and that you never really know what’s coming next; this took place whilst stood… on a balcony… Life on the Balcony didn’t have the same ring to it phonetically. So we initially saved it just as a working title and then it stuck, the rest is history and here we are nearly a decade on! We also like that it as it has a theatrical feel to it and a sense of mystery, intrigue too. There is also a juxtaposition to it as well for the sound, vibe, warmth of the music we predominantly produce & play, but these are things that have occurred as an afterthought once the name had been put out there…
What’s the best thing that happened to you in 2016 in relation to the All Day I Dream brand?
Quite simply all aspects of being part of a family of amazing artists and people for All Day I Dream is enough in itself. It is something we have been searching a long time for and to find something where we can express ourselves both musically and as people whilst of course paying the bills is all we believe a musician can really ‘dream’ of (pun intended!). That is the best thing we have found….
It’s very warming, humbling, to be surrounded by and feel the sincere support of Lee & a very talented network of people, artists all operating at the top of their abilities all with a shared perspective & attitude but from different international backgrounds & paths working towards the same creative cause
We of course feel very privileged to be travelling to some amazing locations to play the music we love, from Israel to New York and beyond. It is no given in this industry but something we have dedicated our lives to, worked hard through ups & downs over time and we know we have to continue to work hard and to produce the goods which is also the fun part, but is something we very much care about professionally, musically & also as importantly the impression we leave behind & to connect on a human level socially!
It’s very warming, humbling, to be surrounded by and feel the sincere support of Lee & a very talented network of people, artists all operating at the top of their abilities all with a shared perspective & attitude but from different international backgrounds & paths working towards the same creative cause! And of course the support of all the lovely dreamers & demographic worldwide that attend the events, dance to, buy, support the music, the whole thing, they make it what it is & will always continue too!
Have you been to Israel before?
We haven’t! This will be our debut. There are some great acts on the line up for the festival so we are very excited to experience it all….
Tell us which track you will definitely play at ADID @ Grounded to make people go crazy?
We recently just had our debut “Rivers, Tides, Miles & Memories” EP out on All Day I Dream so will be definitely playing some of these in our set. ‘Tides of Fortune’ has literally been sending people crazy as it was featured on Lee’s BPM mix from 2015 and didn’t come out till just now so people had been searching for it for a while. We had never had that sort of reaction to something but of course it’s very special to see such response from people. It’s what makes our world go around..