Scottish indie-pop duo One Nine release their debut single ‘Difficult Days’, available as a download or stream.
The pair – vocalist and guitarist Neil Mulholland, with Kirstin Lynn handling beats and electronics – formed while while working on different projects in studios next door to one another.
“We’d been friends for a long time, studio neighbours, you could call it” explains Mulholland. “The idea of starting a band together only came about when Kirstin left me a strongly worded note suggesting that we do exactly that.”
Of the songwriting process, he says: “I had a batch of songs to get us started,” Neil begins, “but since then every aspect has become fully collaborative. We tend to be remarkably like-minded – we’re yet to come across a disagreement.
“We like to keep the writing process varied and we’ll often collaborate with others, just to keep it spicy.”
The duo indeed have worked with close friend Thomas McNeice (Gang Of Four), as well as Chris Zane (Friendly Fires), Lewis Gardiner (Prides), Jimmy Harry (Pink/Madonna) and Slenderbodies.