Aquilo are English musical duo Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher, who grew up as neighbours in Silverdale, Lancashire. They were both part of rivaling rock bands in their hometown and worked on their musical projects individually before collaborating as Aquilo.
Aquilo’s music have been described mainly as alternative, as well as electronica, dream pop, ambient and indie. They are known for producing “soft, calm electro-pop” and has been descibed as “fragile dream pop laced with subtle electronica and soulful vocals.”
When did you first start making music?
Back when we were at primary school. We were in different bands at the time though.
What music icons inspire your sound today?
Probably Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd.
What is your favourite song to play live?
What is your favourite album of all time?
Between the two of us it would have to be Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
The War On Drugs
What has been your favourite song this year?
We both get on to songs pretty late, but if we had to pick one it’d be Nick Hackim – I Bet She Looks like you.
Describe your style in three words?
Dreamy, Thoughtful, Sad
What music did you listen to growing up?
We both grew up listening to different things, I (Ben) was a huge Nirvana fan and then eventually fell for Steely Dan. Tom was into progressive music, bands like Mogwai, 65 Days of Static and Explosions in The Sky.
First song you’d sing on karaoke?
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe
What was the last piece of music you bought?
Alex G- Beach Music
What should people expect at one of your gigs?
A bit of emotion