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In Conversation with Sam Lord – Aquilo

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Sam Lord, bassist with electro-pop outfit Aquilo.

Since gaining recognition on the UK airwaves with the single ‘You There’ some four years ago, Aquilo have gone on to have more success across the pond, even finding time to pen hits with the likes of Vanic (‘Losing You’ was released onto YouTube in 2015 and has accumulated over 7.5 million plays on SoundCloud to date). We find out how Sam got the gig with Aquilo, what it’s entailed so far and how he’s adapting to life on the road.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • What makes Aquilo ones to watch in 2017.
  • How Sam recreates the new album’s synth sounds live.
  • Why he’s had to switch to a 5-string bass.
  • How he gets the most out of his bass effects.
  • All about the band’s wireless in ear monitoring.
  • And much, much more…

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