THE COMMON take inspiration from acts that mix electronic music with live instrumentation such as Friendly Fires, SBTRKT, The XX, Tom Vek, Metronomy, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bloc Party, James Blake, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Stubborn Heart, The Maccabees, Radiohead & Mount Kimbie.
THE COMMON’s friend, Joe Reardon engineered and recorded the drums, bass and guitars for the ‘In Front Of The Mirrorball’ EP. The vocals, samples and synths, were programmed and recorded by Charlie Gray (Vocals/Lead Guitar/Programming) in his studio in London.
The lyrics on the ‘In Front Of The Mirrorball’ EP aren’t about a single theme or subject, but related to loss and how one deals or reacts to this. Additionally, another strong influence within the ‘In Front Of The Mirrorball’ EP is youth and all the things that go with it.
‘In Front Of The Mirrorball’ EP was produced by Charlie, and then mixed and mastered by Greg Brooker of Glasstone Productions (CALL THE DOCTOR / ELECTRONIC DEER / NG26 / RUN FROM ROBOTS / YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE’S DEAD / AKRYA) and is out now on Glasstone Records.