HOT TAKES: Getting to know Aiko

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Q1 – Who is in your band?

Aiko is actually a solo project of just me! But when playing live, it’s me singing, Otto on the drums and David on the guitar.

Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?

Angry fairy haha! It’s the combining soft vocals and dramatic production 🙂 In the more classical description, I’d say it’s alternative pop, going into pop rock now.

Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

I’d say listen to “Pedestal” because that song will make you feel like you’re the main character in your own story!

Q4 – What is the plan for the rest of 2023?

Touring! We’re going on tour, hopefully will make a little stop in between to film a live session and actually start working on new songs. Already have some dates booked in with my producer, the work never stops:)

Q5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?

Paris PalomaLabour! It’s the perfectly worded female rage.

Q6 – What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?

The Neighbourhood, Black Honey, Highly Suspect

Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

We’re actually touring now! You can catch us in Manchester on the 28th of October, then we’re going on our Austria-Czech Republic-Slovakia leg at the beginning of November and finishing the tour back in the UK on the 30th of November in London. All the tickets and info are online on my socials @aikomakesmusic or on my website – just like all of my music.

Q8 – If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?

Haha, if I’m thinking live, maybe a mini pig? Something very high energy (add some random sudden energy outbursts), but friendly and having fun!

Elizabeth Birt

December 1, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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