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In Conversation: Fieves

Hailing from the lively streets of Manchester, the exciting duo Fieves consists of rapper Finnerz and producer DJ Yves Jones. Their latest release, 'Loss is Loss' is a testament to their polished artistry and seamless collaboration. This track serves as a sneak peek into their highly anticipated upcoming project ‘between hello and goodbye’, building on the triumphs of their previous tracks, "Roots To Tree" and "Cigarette Stories."

Where did your vision start and how did it progress?

Our vision really just started through curiosity and a passion for our individual crafts. We both come from quite different musical backgrounds so it was exciting experimenting in the studio and seeing what we came out with. Since then we’ve really started to find our feet in regards to what Fieves sounds like and we gravitate towards similar themes and feelings in the studio.

Describe your sound in 3 words?

Sincere, moving, moody

Who or what has been your biggest inspiration in your career so far and why?

Finn- My biggest inspiration musically would have to be little simz, I think what she has managed to achieve as an independent artist is incredible and I’m always amazed by her artistry

Yves - My inspiration comes from a more electronic background with Disclosure driving my initial passion for creating music. The way they redefined what producers do and pushed the boundaries of electronic music making the genre more accessible

Can you tell us about your latest release, Loss Is Loss , and what inspired the track?

We wrote this at a time where we experienced a lot of loss in our lives. It's really a reflection of our own mortality as well as the people close to us. Loss comes in a lot of different forms and, unfortunately, it's completely inevitable but, luckily, so are the beautiful things in life, like love. You just have to hope that you are blessed with the right balance.

Is there a certain place where you feel the most creative?

We have a shared studio in our house where we make most of our music and that’s definitely the place we’re able to just lock in.

What do you hope listeners take away from your music?

We like to touch on topics that are close to our hearts and that are real, so honestly just a sense that people aren’t alone in the world and that we’re all kind of in the shit together.

We’re all about new music discovery– who is an artist that you think everybody should

be listening to right now?

DBL A we say this time and time again but our boy DBL A is extremely underrated and does not get enough shine for the level he’s at. Other honourable mentions also include Sweets, Treks, Elcee the Alchemist and 2b.frank

How do you approach writing lyrics and what themes do you like to explore?

Finn- I like to approach writing in a very stream of consciousness way. Yves will tend to give me a theme or a word that inspired him to make the beat and then I’ll go off that. I’ll just spill out anything that makes me feel a type of way and then go back and refine it.

What's been a highlight in your work so far?

We supported The Four Owls at Blues Kitchen in Manchester a few weeks back which was crazy for us as they’re long time heroes so that’s definitely one and then just a few nights ago we had our headline show at YES basement which was incredible and was one of the best shows we’ve done to date.

What can we expect from you next?

We have our debut project ‘between hello and goodbye’ dropping over the next few months as well as a few more support slots. We’re really keen to put on more of our own shows that we call, ‘Honour Amongst Fieves’ that are focused on curating local talent and supporting the hip hop scene in Manchester.



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