Ciaran Whyte’s Favourites

Paisley-born multi-instrumentalist Ciaran Whyte has recently released his new EP ‘Title… Uncertain’. The EP is a festive folk-influenced collection of four tracks and a catchy introduction to Ciaran’s sound! It’s something different and a refreshing take on a modern pop sound, and its release gave us the perfect reason to have a brief chat with Ciaran about music and some of his favourite tracks at the moment!

Where do you find new music?

I often find new music by my flatmate (and singer of Dead by Monday) playing songs on the Alexa while I’m busy doing stuff. And he’s an obsessive character so I’ll end up hearing the music for months at a time until I like it to stop myself going insane. I love talking to people about music as well so I always ask for recommendations from anyone I speak to!

What is your favourite place to listen and write music?

I love just having an empty flat or house to write music. Somewhere I can be alone to mull over ideas that may or may not be good without any distractions or interruptions. I actually don’t listen to a lot of music when I’m alone, but when the sun is out, I love blasting music when I’m driving with the windows down and sunglasses on!

What activity are you unable to do without music?

I always need music on when I cook! I love just sticking on an album from start to finish to get me through the monotony of meal prep.

What are your favourite things to do besides music?

Besides music, I absolutely adore most sports. I play football during the week and on a Saturday morning as a keeper which I really enjoy. Travelling is also a passion of mine because I love seeing and partaking in different cultures around the world. Hopefully one day that ties in with my music career!

What are your current Top 10 Songs?

In no particular order:

Chvrches – The Mother We Share
Biffy Clyro – That Golden Rule
Twelve Foot Ninja – Long Way Home
The Scratch – God Slap
Bo Burnham – Comedy
Clutch – Worm Drink
Rush – La Villa Strangiato
Biffy Clyro – Who’s Got A Match
Don Broco – Action
Dave Matthews’ Band – Why I Am

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