BABii

Musician — Margate

Name, where are you from?
★ Ṁẏ ṆḀṁḕ ḭṠ ḂḀḂḭḭ ḀṆḊ Ḭ Ḁṁ ḟṙṏṁ ṀḀṙḠḀṮḕ ★~(◡﹏◕✿)

Describe your style in three words?
*•.¸♡ MAGIC AND MATHS ♡¸.•*

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
•´¯`•. There are three that stand out for different reasons: .•´¯`•

,-*' ^ '~*-.,_,.-*~ I saw a band called Joey Fat when I was real young and their live show was the best thing that the young version of me had ever seen, there were costumes, cereal all over the place, a story being painted on the wall, photos being taken of the audience and given to other audiences members and it really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a live show could be. ~*-.,_,.-*~' ^ '*-,

°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· Seeing Iglooghost for the first time, because I met the other half of my brain that I had been missing for 700000 years ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°°

••.•´¯`•.•• And watching the old lady at the Circus Vegas playing live drums for a two-hour show and friggin killing it because I wanna be her when I grow up. ••.•´¯`•.••

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history? 
♪ヽ( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ )v ♪ If I can pick more than two, probably just all my friends who make music because that would be the most fun! ♪ヽ( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ )v ♪

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Probably Galileo, when I was a kid I got a film from the library about Galileo and it inspired me in the strangest way, it taught me to always trust my ideas even if no one else believes in them. And for baby me who ran around telling everyone big ideas and plans that I had, it was good to remember that even if people thought it was dumb it didn’t really matter. I would also like to be riding huge dinosaur at the same time, past an erupting volcano. <(▰˘◡˘▰) 

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
★彡 ❉ It’s the smallest one, but the best one and also the one I have played at more than anyone ever. Ramsgate Music Hall. Its sound's amazing, it’s run by the best people, and they bring so much good music to my hometown ✿ 彡★

Your greatest hero or heroine in music?
✿.。.:* ☆:**:. ⁂ ☻ I don’t really have one. It’s a really hard thing to explain but so many things beyond music influence the things I make, I like so many different things that I could never have one hero because all the little grains of the things I love and like mixed together makes a big force in my brain ⁂ .:**:.☆*.:。.✿


'Phantom' is taken from BABii's debut LP ‘HiiDE’, out in 2019 on Deathwaltz Originals and co-produced by punk and dub legend Adrian Sherwood. BABii's music encompasses visuals, and wordplay, cryptically "hiiding" her songs on the internet for listeners to discover. Find out more at www.instagram.com/babii___babii

The first track you played on repeat?
Daphne and Celeste - 'U.G.L.Y'
From the first ever CD I bought, I think it was a compilation made by YTV or something. I remember it having slime lettering on the front.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Deerhoof - 'The Perfect Me'

One record you would keep forever?
None. No one is that safe. I lose things too often that it would be too much of a challenge for me to try and keep any object forever, let alone a record. One record that has stuck with me for a long time though is Joanna Newsom - 'YS'. 

A song lyric that inspires you?
"You're a beautiful and violent word
With a skinny neck of a Chinese bird
In a fading ancient painting"
Why? - 'These Few Presidents' 

A song you wished you had written?
Jojo - 'Anything'

Best song to turn up loud?
Lightning Bolt - 'Wonderful Rainbow'

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Deee-lite - 'Groove Is In The Heart'

Best song to end an all-nighter?
Sleep Party People - 'Chin' 

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
I really like Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke. I think they make perfect music.
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones - 'And You Were The One'

Name, where are you from?
★ Ṁẏ ṆḀṁḕ ḭṠ ḂḀḂḭḭ ḀṆḊ Ḭ Ḁṁ ḟṙṏṁ ṀḀṙḠḀṮḕ ★~(◡﹏◕✿)

Describe your style in three words?
*•.¸♡ MAGIC AND MATHS ♡¸.•*

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
•´¯`•. There are three that stand out for different reasons: .•´¯`•

,-*' ^ '~*-.,_,.-*~ I saw a band called Joey Fat when I was real young and their live show was the best thing that the young version of me had ever seen, there were costumes, cereal all over the place, a story being painted on the wall, photos being taken of the audience and given to other audiences members and it really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a live show could be. ~*-.,_,.-*~' ^ '*-,

°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· Seeing Iglooghost for the first time, because I met the other half of my brain that I had been missing for 700000 years ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°°

••.•´¯`•.•• And watching the old lady at the Circus Vegas playing live drums for a two-hour show and friggin killing it because I wanna be her when I grow up. ••.•´¯`•.••

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history? 
♪ヽ( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ )v ♪ If I can pick more than two, probably just all my friends who make music because that would be the most fun! ♪ヽ( ⌒o⌒)人(⌒-⌒ )v ♪

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Probably Galileo, when I was a kid I got a film from the library about Galileo and it inspired me in the strangest way, it taught me to always trust my ideas even if no one else believes in them. And for baby me who ran around telling everyone big ideas and plans that I had, it was good to remember that even if people thought it was dumb it didn’t really matter. I would also like to be riding huge dinosaur at the same time, past an erupting volcano. <(▰˘◡˘▰) 

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
★彡 ❉ It’s the smallest one, but the best one and also the one I have played at more than anyone ever. Ramsgate Music Hall. Its sound's amazing, it’s run by the best people, and they bring so much good music to my hometown ✿ 彡★

Your greatest hero or heroine in music?
✿.。.:* ☆:**:. ⁂ ☻ I don’t really have one. It’s a really hard thing to explain but so many things beyond music influence the things I make, I like so many different things that I could never have one hero because all the little grains of the things I love and like mixed together makes a big force in my brain ⁂ .:**:.☆*.:。.✿


'Phantom' is taken from BABii's debut LP ‘HiiDE’, out in 2019 on Deathwaltz Originals and co-produced by punk and dub legend Adrian Sherwood. BABii's music encompasses visuals, and wordplay, cryptically "hiiding" her songs on the internet for listeners to discover. Find out more at www.instagram.com/babii___babii

The first track you played on repeat?
Daphne and Celeste - 'U.G.L.Y'
From the first ever CD I bought, I think it was a compilation made by YTV or something. I remember it having slime lettering on the front.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Deerhoof - 'The Perfect Me'

One record you would keep forever?
None. No one is that safe. I lose things too often that it would be too much of a challenge for me to try and keep any object forever, let alone a record. One record that has stuck with me for a long time though is Joanna Newsom - 'YS'. 

A song lyric that inspires you?
"You're a beautiful and violent word
With a skinny neck of a Chinese bird
In a fading ancient painting"
Why? - 'These Few Presidents' 

A song you wished you had written?
Jojo - 'Anything'

Best song to turn up loud?
Lightning Bolt - 'Wonderful Rainbow'

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Deee-lite - 'Groove Is In The Heart'

Best song to end an all-nighter?
Sleep Party People - 'Chin' 

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
I really like Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke. I think they make perfect music.
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones - 'And You Were The One'

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