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Who? Hackney based Knight who succeeded in selling out his headline show at Notting Hill Arts Club before releasing any of his material. More recently he has treated us to his debut single M.L.A.

What to say: Knight doesn’t have delusions of grandeur, his stage name is actually just his surname.

The Q&A:

Congratulations on the release of your new single, what was the inspiration behind it?

It was inspired by the ‘instant’ love factors that we have now on Bumble and all of the apps but a lot of people refuse to acknowledge their feelings. It all comes to a head when one person does have feelings but the other doesn’t; it’s impossible to keep it going. There’s an airing of experience and a commentary on how I feel romance is going.

You sold out Notting Hill Arts Club before you even had any songs released, how did that feel?

Amazing, my favourite thing is to play live and I have some incredible friends who are really supportive so it was pretty big. I’ve been in music since I was 13 so I had done all the local gigs in London where I was just playing to one man and his dog but I do have an amazing, little team behind me.

We’ve also heard that you have a few more releases on the way, what can we expect from them?

I’ve been working on my EP for a year and a bit, M.L.A is the first song from it. It’s exciting as I’ve never really been one to release stuff, I just have a lot of my projects in my house, hundreds of them! With this song especially it was one of the first times I just thought ‘it’s done, wow! Now fly!’ When I’ve release this EP I’ll be producing it myself a lot more so maybe it’ll be a little bit more electronic but keeping the same organic vibe.

Who are your main musical inspirations?

I get some of it from my Dad’s taste in music such as Sting, David Gilmour, and Stevie Wonder but I also like Frank Ocean, Bruno Major .

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, which one would you chose?

Probably Dark Side of the Moon, it’s just the best album ever written and you can listen to it from start to finish. I would love to do a concept album but I feel for something like that you have to already be big, I can’t be like ‘hi, I’m a new artist and here’s my twelve tracks.’ Everyone will just respond with ‘who the fuck are you..?’

Where do you see yourself this time next year?

Just over there (points to the next table over). I want to be playing festivals and I have promised myself that I would never go to Glastonbury unless I was playing there, that would make me so happy.

Listen to M.L.A here.

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