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Today we’d like to introduce you to Little Galaxies.

Little, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Our guitarist Amir and I met playing in another band. I heard his guitars on a track and he heard my vocals before I joined the group. It was love at first listen. We played in that band together for about 6 months before starting Little Galaxies. At the time, we had no idea what we were going to create, but once we got in the room, we vibed immediately and the songs just flowed out over Amir’s atmospheric soundscapes. We brought on drummer Brian Sumwalt and Amir’s former bandmate, bassist Adam Yasmin, and soon after recorded our album Patterns at 4th Street Recording with Sejo Navajas. We played about 50 shows that year, did a West Coast tour, a SXSW tour, and received several awards and press coverage. At the end of 2014, I was in a car accident and incurred injuries that forced me to take a hiatus. We regrouped last year and brought on a new rhythm section, Christian Johnson on drums and Andreas Kvinge Sandnes on bass. We are currently recording our next album, lining up shows and getting ready to debut new material this month at The Satellite curated by Softer Sex Productions, who put on two amazing all female-fronted Tom Petty tributes we were a part of called Tom Pretty.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Most of the music we make comes from jamming and vibing in the studio. Our goal has always been to make music that resonates within and makes you feel good inside. We try not to force anything by letting the songs come naturally and since Amir and I write mostly on our guitars, we are always experimenting with different sounds and textures to create atmospheres the listener can melt into. Lyrically, we tend to examine nature and the universe to make sense of the chaos in the world and our lives. Many of our songs come from a dark place and it’s important to us to juxtapose the gloom with a positive message that inspires others.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
We understand the financial challenges that come along with being an artist, but I think dealing with this burden forces one to think outside the box and be more creative. Having flexible day jobs that allow time to make art have become more difficult to find in LA, but we believe taking the time to find the right gig to support yourself while pursuing your art is very important. Our city can help support artists by encouraging businesses to provide flexibility and a modern work-life balance. We also think it’s important to collaborate with other up-and-coming artists who are trying to expose their work. Collaborating and building genuine relationships with our fans, bands, filmmakers, and promoters from across the city have really helped us thrive and build a community in LA.

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Dina Miro, Alexander D Paul, ZB Images

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