Alice Jemima interview by Caitlin Ferguson
Alt Philanthropy recently got the chance to sit down with Alice Jemima, an up and coming artist from Southwest England at SXSW! She was a lovely person who spoke to us about her new self titled album, as well as The National Autistic Society which hits very close to home. Alice’s music grew successful through soundcloud, after releasing multiple covers of hit songs, that went viral, and is now promoting her own album that is wonderful! Check out our talk for more information on what's going on with Alice!
Caitlin Ferguson: So first how is your first SXSW treating you?
Alice Jemima: Yea really good, it's been a whirlwind but it's great!
Caitlin: How many shows have you done so far?
Alice: Just the one, and i've got two more coming up tomorrow.
Caitlin: Your covers of Alt J and Blackstreet are getting a lot of attention. Was this something you expected?
Alice: No, not at all. Yea the "No Diggity" one i just recorded on garageband or something similar, then just decided to put it on soundcloud. It started getting quite a lot of plays and i was like wow okay!
Caitlin: You just recorded your first album actually, and its self titled what was the process like recording it? Was it what you expected?
Alice: Yea i mean i recorded a lot myself and i also produced quite a bit of it with this guy called Roy Kerr. I did a lot at home, then i took the stems to a studio in london to make it sound fuller, and re recorded some bits. It was a really nice process!
Caitlin: Who are your musical influences?
Alice: I love Lana Del Rey, and the xx, there's this guy called FKJ who i really like…. Yea I can't really think of more right now!
Caitlin: 5 years from now where do you see yourself?
Alice: I mean i’d love to make another album… play more shows yea you know just the casual.
Caitlin: What inspired you to pursue music?
Alice: My mom played the violin in a band and she would take me to these festivals since i was a baby, she played glastonbury on the pyramid stage so i guess i was always surrounded by music. I tried out a few instruments and they didn't workout, and then i picked up the guitar and it stuck!
Caitlin: What charity did you chose?
Alice: I chose The National Autistic Society
Caitlin: Why did you decide to go with that?
Alice: Well my younger brother has Autism so it's very close to home.
Caitlin: Do you have any role models who shape as you are as a person?
Alice: I’ll have to go with my mom, she's brilliant!
Caitlin: Well this is actually it! Thank you so much for joining us! Good luck with the rest of SXSW!
Alice: Yes, thank you so much!