Blogtober is fast approaching and we can’t wait for our Born Music show! That show will take place at the Finsbury Pub in North London on October 26th. Tickets for available on dice.fm and all of the information that you will need about the show is here.
Part of our phenomenal line-up, also consisting of FEVA, Among The Citizens and Pelicandy, is the exceptional Aislin Evans. Aislin was kind enough to have a catch up and a quick chat about the show, as well as sharing some of her favourite pre-show tracks for these occasions.
How are you feeling in the lead up to the Blogtober show?
Excited! I’ve played at The Finsbury once before and I remember the sound being really good. But also nervous!! It’s my first show since things started taking off on Spotify. I have no idea what the crowd’s going to be like now.
How do you like to prepare for a live performance?
I’m not going to pretend like I have a perfect routine. The truth is that I get really stressed out and anxious before shows, but it’s because I really care. I should try and get a little ritual together! I’ll spend a lot of time sat at the piano practising and trying to work out a set-list in the weeks beforehand, and on the day I’ll try not to think about it too much until I get to the venue. I’ll arrive, do soundcheck, then go on a hunt for whatever vegan food is available in the vicinity. Then I try very hard to relax until go-time!
Do you have a favourite song to perform live?
I love performing my first single, Take It From Me. I can get really into it because it’s such a personal song and it’s really, really sad so I like to put it last and leave everyone hanging on this desperate feeling at the end of the set. Is that cruel?
Who do you consider your biggest inspirations for what you do?
I spoke about a lot of my biggest inspirations in my Who Made Me interview a few weeks back, but two artists I didn’t have room for on that list are Aurora and Banks. When I see them live (I’ve seen them both twice), they remind me why I do this. There’s so much emotion and electricity in the room when those women perform and if I can recreate even a little bit of that then I’ve done my job well.
What should people expect from your live show?
Expect me to be shorter than you realised! I’m really quite little. But also expect me and my Nord keyboard (she’s called Hermione) on the stage alone, and expect acoustic versions of Take It From Me and Feel About You, plus a lot of new songs you might not have heard before. People normally like it, I think. I hope so!