Causes are Rupert Blackman’s brainchild, a young British singer / songwriter who moved to Amsterdam to find love and instead found a voice. In Amsterdam Blackman met Jan Schröder who became his music ally and guitarist. Now as a fully fleshed band Causes are being produced by Ian Grimble (Bears Den, Daughter) and the result is an interesting, compelling pop song.
EF caught up with the band before their debut at the Great Escape festival this weekend.
Can you introduce your act?
We are CAUSES. Fronted by an Englishman who moved to Amsterdam. Our debut single there really seemed to take off – now we’re bringing the music back home!
What type of music do you do for anyone who hasn’t heard it before?
Indie/Pop. Think dreamy ethereal guitars and real songs.
Where can people find your music?
In shops, radio and on the Internet. Sometimes on your Telly box.
Are there any releases coming up?
Only our debut album on 20th May – no biggy.
What do you think makes The Great Escape such a great platform for new music?
So many artists with different sounds and approaches all in one place.
Have you played at the Great Escape festival before?
Where and when can people see you at The Great Escape?
11.30pm Thursday 19th at The Hope & Ruin.
How would you describe your live shows?
Come check us out and you’ll see.
Is there anyone you hope to see at the festival?
Would be cool to see Emmi.
The Great Escape festival will opens its doors on 19th May.