Matthew Donlon (guitar) Lunaire
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Matthew Donlon from Lunaire.
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar
- Ancient's – Star Showers On The Euphrates
- Les Discrets – Ariettes Oubliees...
- TK from Ling tosite sigure solo album – Flowering
- Ahab – The Giant
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Early this year I was looking through blogspots searching for Shibuya Kei artists when Istumbled upon Dylan Mondegreen's While I Walk You Home. Later that night I listened tothat gorgeous pop album continuously.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
My memory is usually judged by the passing of time between concerts. Two Boris showswere the standouts at the beginning of the year and Sigure Ros towards the end.Those performances were phenomenal and I'll always remember just how emotional andintense their music was live.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
2013 will be a very big year for Lunaire. We will produce our first mighty full length alongwith a catchy single, and another independent ep with some sort of tour.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
I'm looking out for the new Mew album. They always surprise me and I'm curious to seewhat they deliver next.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I think fundraising sites like Kickstarter are a great idea but they need to do something toprevent scams. It also seems great for already established artists who have fans willing todonate, but for lesser known artists the likelihood of reaching a large sum doesn't seem aspossible.