Sutherland making it rain

Last month saw the release of a brand new EP by indie-pop band Sutherland, entitled Rainmaker. This new offering represents the clearest expression of their sound to date, a reflection of the start of something new, mature and inspiring for the band. We caught up with frontman Misty Sutherland-Dadds (not to be confused with martial arts’ Misty Sutherland) to find out more.

First off, congratulations after the release of Rainmaker

Thanks so much!! We’re super proud of this one

‘Love Like That’ has already been performing well on that charts this year. How are you feeling about this radio success and that the general radio-listener-fan knows who Sutherland are?

It’s such an amazing feeling – you have no idea. The three of us come from a very different background in music, so the fact that we’re on the radio at all is something that we never expected when we started Sutherland. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen for us.

The three of us come from a very different background in music, so the fact that we’re on the radio at all is something that we never expected when we started Sutherland. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen for us

Recorded at High Sea Studios, what was the atmosphere like there?

High Seas Studios is the best! A home away from home really. Jacques is one of the best and easiest guys to work with and he really knows how to make you feel comfortable in every aspect. He also somehow just knows what works best for us and our sound.

Can you tell us more about your song writing process?

The song writing process for this EP was an interesting one really. ‘So It Goes’ is a demo we’ve been sitting on for ages and on the other end of the spectrum, ‘Moon’ came together in a matter of days. I think the biggest thing for us while writing for this EP was learning to just let go and trust ourselves. That alone made the world of difference.

Where there any unique challenges in recording this album?

Honestly, the only big challenge was reaching the ridiculous deadline we set for ourselves. The fact that we managed to do that still blows my mind. I’m really proud of us for getting that right.

Honestly, the only big challenge was reaching the ridiculous deadline we set for ourselves

Traditionally ‘rainmaker’ is all about summoning the rain. Tell us more about how this theme ties in with the album.

Thematically, this ties into the timeline of Sutherland rather than the album itself. The feeling we all shared while writing this EP was very similar to that feeling we all get when the first rains of spring come around. A new, fresh, rejuvenated feeling.

Which track are you most proud of on the album?

Honestly, my personal favourite would be ‘Moon’ but we’re all so damn proud of the entire EP.

Where is the album available?

You can get your hands on this EP on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and all the rest.
Buy Rainmaker here

the biggest thing for us while writing for this EP was learning to just let go and trust ourselves

If fans want to see what you are up to where can they find out information?

All info about shows, releases, videos, etc, can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks for the chat Misty and we wish you guys continued success with the album

Interview by The Original CC
Press photographs Charlemagne Olivier