Sound Machine Interview: Valley Hush
Who are the members of Valley Hush and when did the band come together?
Alex Kaye & Lianna Vanicelli, plus Mat Hofman and Dave Dionise complete our full live band! We started the recording project in early 2014, and have been playing together as a band for a little over 2 years.
Why did you choose VH as your band name, and does that name carry any significance or symbolism?
We wanted an original name that people can interpret in their own way. Valley Hush has become more of a mindset to us over the last year, I think it sets the tone for our music pretty well.
Pretend you work in a record store and a customer comes in asking for recommendations. What would that customer have to ask for that would cause you to pick up a VH record?
Hmm…dream pop, female vocals, psychedelic indie.
Without throwing anyone under the bus, what’s been the strangest show you’ve ever played?
We played a corporate event/party once in downtown Detroit. It was middle of the day and we were super loud in this echo-ey white room. I think the people there were mostly confused by us.
Describe your sound in three words.
experimental, intimate, dreamy.
What is the next big thing for VH?
Our record release show! November 25th at El Club in Detroit. Really stoked for it!
VH is is sculpting a Mt. Rushmore of their most influential people. What four faces do you carve?
- David Bowie / Björk Guðmundsdóttir / Damon Albarn / Yukimi Nagano
VH is in charge of making a three-song mixtape to send into outer-space. What three songs make the cut?
“Something About Us” - Daft Punk, “Feather”- Little Dragon, “On Melancholy Hill” -Gorillaz
VH is about to break the wishbone from the Thanksgiving turkey, what is the wish?
WORLD PEACE. Literally.
If VH had it’s own cooking show, what would it be called?
“The Secrets to Being Broke and Eating Relatively Healthy”. This show would be extremely boring, I cook like the same 3 things haha.