INTERVIEW: Public Order



Public Order


THERE might be a slight tinge of irony to Public Order


given how epic their music is! There is Electronic smoothness - but the kind of beats and production qualities that makes one want to get their body moving and raise the voice loud. I ask the guys about their live set and whether there are any dates coming up. They talk to me about the single, Violet Skies, and the story behind it; working with vocalist Rebecca Hurn on the song; whether there is going to be some new material down the line – and how the group came together in the first place.

I ask about that name and whether there are links to the Rave culture of the 1990s; whether there is an active music scene where they are in Wales; some great new artists worth checking out; how this Christmas is going to be spent – a few albums and songs that mean a lot to the trio.


Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?

Great. Thanks for interviewing us!

For those new to your work; can you introduce yourself, please?

We are Public Order; a three-piece producer/D.J. group from Merthyr.


Violet Skies is the new track. What can you tell me about it?

A melancholic Pop tune with really nice vocals from Rebecca Hurn...



It features, as you say, Rebecca Hurn. How did you come to meet her? 

We met Rebecca through the Forté Project and mutually decided to work on something together.

Rebecca. I believe you wrote the song. I know there is a bit of a personal inspiration. Was it quite an easy song to write – or was it a bit of a challenge?

We produced the track; however, Rebecca wrote the top-line! 

“I wrote Violet Skies based on how I spent my summer - it’s basically about the beginning of a relationship where you’re kind of together and kind of not.” - Rebecca Hurn

Its video looks like it was fun to shoot! Was it quite a blast?! I believe the song received funding and backing. Can you tell me more about that?

We shot the video with one of our good mates Tyler Wilkins. (It was quite a chilled shoot and we had a good laugh!). We were funded to release the song by the Forté Project - who support emerging artists.


How did Public Order come together? Was it quite an instant bond between you all?

We’ve all been friends since we were little - and then starting music together. Nothing was really planned!

The band-name refers to the Rave culture of the 1990s. Was that quite an exciting and eye-opening time for you guys?

We’re only eighteen. Hahaha. But, we’ve always been inspired by that culture and the music that goes with it - even if our music doesn’t sound like it!


Looking ahead; what are you working on in terms of new material?

We’re working on some many collaborations and remixes with other vocalists/artists. There’s load to look forward to!

You are a Welsh collective – I always assume the country is quite quiet! Is there a big scene where you are? How easy is it getting exposure?

There’s loads of good music coming from Merthyr and the surrounding areas! The scenes not massive but there’s so much talent here!


IN THIS PHOTO: Rebecca Hurn

Who are the new artists you recommend we check out?

We recommend you have a listen to Rebecca Hurn’s solo stuff; as well as Upbeat Sneakers; Tracy Island, Chapel Row; Local Enemy, Florence Black and Pretty Vicious.


IN THIS PHOTO: Local Enemy

If you each had to select the one album that means the most to you; which would they be and why?

Worlds Porter Robinson

The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses

StoneyPost Malone

What advice would you give to artists coming through right now?

Get all your mates involved - and don’t take it too seriously!

Christmas is not too far away. Do you all have plans already - or will you be busy working?

Bit of both! Hopefully; we’ll have time for a good drink and some music stuff!

Finally, and for being good sports; you can each name a song and I’ll play it here (not one of yours as I’ll do that).

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