Read on — good interview, Brandon S. was a very thoughtful and well-spoken feller:
Brandon Summers, singer/multi-instrumentalist for the Helio Sequence, has a talent not always shared in rock & roll—sounding in speech like his band’s music. In conversation, he moves easily from quick, rapid-fire discussion to thoughtful contemplation, but he always sounds engaged and active, aiming to energize—earnest, but far from off-putting. He matches the range of his band’s music well, which makes sense, as he feels variety defines his aesthetic.
“We’ve been up against a fair amount of people who want to think of us as only one thing: ‘Oh, an electronic band.’ ‘Oh, they’re shoegaze.’ ‘Oh, they’re a British-sounding band.’ ‘Oh, they’re folk.’ It was always really confusing to us, since the only thing we’ve ever done is aim to have an eclectic flavor to our music.”