The Pressure is definitely a name you have to keep in mind this year.
Composed of Henry Buggé and Joseph Andrew, The Pressure is a London-based electronic duo. Diverse production and energetic performance form the pair’s foundations, with influences from rave culture and performance-centric dance acts such as Depeche Mode and Underworld prominent across their releases and live shows.
2020 saw them self-release ‘Ride’ and ‘Planes’: two tough club tracks with songwriting at the heart of them. A statement of intent from the duo, both cuts showcased a varied production approach reminiscent of the Bristol-era of UK electronica.
Now, 2021 promises to be an exciting year for The Pressure – which starts with their brand new single ‘Saturday Night’ on Undisputed Music. To know a bit more about them and what’s behind this track, we had the pleasure to host them for a few questions…
Hey guys, welcome on Sidekick! Let’s begin with yourself, can you tell us a bit more about The Pressure?
We’re an electronic band from London, with live performance and songwriting at the heart of it.
You’ve made a great impression with the just-out ‘Saturday Night’. What’s your recipe to cook these treats? Any inspirations?
Wild creativity early doors – getting the core ideas down is super important. Then we spend a long time working on the instrumental energy we feel is right for the song. Sometimes we rearrange ideas too – or just carry forward the chorus, or the verse. Each track is a moving beast – and the trick is to agree to lock things down once you land on something you’re happy with. Otherwise you can endlessly re-interpret ideas into sonic soup.
You’re always experimenting new sounds. Is it important for you not to stick in just one genre?
Definitely. It’s not even that we consciously try to produce different styles – it’s more what comes naturally for each song. But each song is different, and requires a unique sound to land it in the right way, and get listeners feeling the desired emotion. So we embrace experimentation as a part of the process.
What can we expect for the rest of the year, do you have some secret plans to share with us?
Multiple new releases in the pipeline – a few remixes, and maybe some live show action?! Who knows!
Last but not least, can you share five records that you can’t get enough of right now?
Octave One – The Forgotten
Daniel Avery – Water Jump
Mr. G – Transient
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
KAS:ST – Hell on Earth