Bob Moses recap a fruitful 2022 at Portola Festival, ‘This is the busiest year we’ve ever had’ [Interview]

Six years in the making, Goldenvoice‘s Portola Music Festival made its long-awaited debut in San Francisco earlier this year. Held within the confines of Bay Area shipyard Pier 80, the new two-day event welcomed festival goers from across the globe for its inaugural run, which turned out to be a critically lauded success. In addition to Flume, The Chemical Brothers, Kaytranada, Jamie xx, Fred again.., and other electronic frontrunners, Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie of GRAMMY-nominated outfit Bob Moses showed up—and showed out—at the latest and greatest to grace the Bay Area circuit. Last November, Bob Moses announced their 2022 North American tour with a humorously-crafted YouTube video; since then, Vallance, Howie, and their entrusted live band members have been gigging nonstop in support of their March studio album, The Silence In Between. In August, the group imparted a new collaborative single alongside Kasablanca, “Afterglow,” which has already amassed north of 1 million streams on Spotify alone. On Saturday, September 24, a reinvigorated Bob Moses graced the Pier Stage at Portola Festival to deliver a resounding hour-long set composed of crowd favorites, along with a hopelessly infectious cover of the INXS classic, “Need You Tonight.” Before taking the stage at Portola Festival, Bob Moses sat down with Dancing Astronaut to discuss their latest single, prior collaborations, and their ongoing album tour. It’s been six months since the release of ‘The Silence In Between.’ How long had the project been in the works prior to its March release?Which album inclusions have you found to be your favorite(s) to play live?Over the last year, you guys have released collaborations with Elderbrook, The Chainsmokers, and, most recently, Kasablanca. Can you touch on how these came to fruition and how each production process differs?Bob Moses has such a distinctive sound and yet your repertoire is so diverse. How would you say your sound has evolved over time?How have audiences been receiving the new album over the course of your tour?Looking ahead, what shows are you most looking forward to?What are your thoughts on Portola Festival’s debut lineup?Who would you love to work with next?Featured image: Tommy LundbergTags: , , , , , , ,
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