We speak with the dream-pop band about doughnuts floating through space and Snoop Dogg.
The other day I had a really good day on the internet: I came across Blouse. They're a three-piece band based out of Portland, and they came together a few summers ago when Charlie Hilton, Patrick Adams and Jacob Portrait all started playing music together in a warehouse. Making deep and dark synth-led dream-pop, they released their self-titled album in September last year. We caught up with lead singer Charlie about doughnuts floating through space and Snoop Dogg.
Ingrid Kesa: How was Blouse born?
Charlie Hilton: It was a divine accident. I had gone back to university to study graphic design and met Patrick on the first day of class. We had a three-hour studio together with a really awful professor, so there was a lot of time to talk. Eventually, talking led to playing music. Of course, I had been writing for a long time and Patrick and Jake had a history of making music together, but Blouse was really born out of the three of us coming together and wanting very badly to make something new.
Who is the most well-dressed band or musician of all time?
There's something very sleek about David Byrne. I love his suits, even that giant one he used to wear.
Is Portland anything like the TV show Portlandia makes it out to be?
Yeah, a little.
If you had to have a rap cameo in one of your songs, which hip hop artist would you choose and why?
Snoop Dogg, because he's Snoop Dogg.