Interview with motel. | BØNES, The 1975 & Star Wars

Emerging into the scene with a fresh identity, motel, made up of producer Noah Munck (AKA Noxik) and sister Taylor just dropped their debut single 'BØNES'. As both a friend of Noah's and fan of his music, I was pretty excited to see him and his sister take on this new project. Check out the track, grab the free download and dig a little deeper into their inspirations through the interview below! 

Q: I would usually ask how the two of you met, but given you two are related... how is it working in the studio with your sister/brother?

Taylor: Working together is a cool experience.

Noah: We both grew up enjoying the same music and now have the same influences when it comes to the art we want to create, so it all flows really well.

Q: Is this a side project from Noxik? Or have you made a complete transition to motel?

For now LVRK will be my main focus, but I'll for sure be dropping some new NoxiK stuff later on.

Q: Bones is huge for a debut track and definitely has a unique sound to it. Where do you pull most of your inspiration from?

Noah: Thank you, I know we're both really proud of this one. For me, my main inspiration come from trap artists in the scene right now like LAXX, Brillz, and RL Grime.

Taylor: I pull most of my inspiration for lyrics from bands like The 1975 and The Neighbourhood. I feel they capture the more monochrome, emotional vibe we're going for with our music.

Q: To follow that, which artists have had the biggest impact on the two of you? Either electronic or other.

Noah: I know we're both die-hard fans of The 1975.

Taylor: Umm Yes. They're probably my favorite act in the music scene at the moment.

Noah: They just capture this vibe and write sick lyrics that comes together for great music.

Taylor: Pretty sure they're our dream tour mates. Fingers crossed.

Q: What can we expect from motel. in 2015?

Noah: Right now we're working on our EP so you can for sure be on the lookout for that. Hopefully sometime around Summer.

Taylor: We also eventually want to start playing live shows. Got some cool ideas for how we could perform our music.

Q: Lastly, if you could choose between a Jedi or a velociraptor to fight alongside you in battle, who would you go with?

Noah: Jedi

Taylor: Jedi.

Noah: We're Star Wars fans



Lane Smith

Approached by long time friends Edwin and Michael with the early idea of No Anchor, Lane immediately hopped on board to get things rolling. Currently living in Los Angeles, Lane spends most of his time at NA managing athlete, artist and client relations. Over time, the team has given Lane the title of Hair Dresser. Acting as the team barber, Lane makes sure the team has fresh cuts and sharp projects to showcase to the world one head or one screen at a time.