Eluders Band

Today we are sharing an interview with the first Band we have featured on the Orange Peel!

Another Norfolk creative duo who go by Eluders! Keep reading to see the full interview and here some of their music!

Q1: What is your Name, Age, and Where are you based?

A: Fin is 17 & Bri is 18, and we’re based in Norfolk.

Q2: How did you first get into your creative practice/ work?

A: We’ve both been playing our instruments for 8+ years, and we found eachother as our dads are close mates. Being into the same music, we just kinda clicked and after a few small gigs at local pubs, we decided to proper try and push ourselves!

Q3: Are there any main or overarching themes you explore in your work?

A: Lots of our music is very politically written and focusing on themes that are impacting our lives. 

Q4: How has the COVID- 19 Pandemic affected your work?

A: COVID has completely ruined so many plans we had. We had new music in the works, tons of gigs upcoming, and even merch on its way but we haven’t got the equipment around us to get anything recorded now. stay at home & wash ur hands people, the sooner this gets sorted the sooner we can be back on stage.

Q5: Highlight one of your biggest inspirations!

A: We both look up to similar people. Punk bands like ‘Strange Bones’ and the Blinders’, upcoming local artists, are possibly are biggest inspirations!

Screenshot from ‘The Blinders’ ‘Brave new world’ MV

Q6: Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

A: 5 years is a long time, but we’ll probably be crowdsurfing somewhere, and if not, probably just sat on the sofa drinking tea. we live exciting lives.

Q7: If you could share a message with the world, what would it be?

A: Only advice we can give is don’t be a prick.  EASY AS (:

‘green screen’ by Eluders Band.
Eluders ‘Sister’ single art.
Eluders ‘Greenscreen’ single art

You can find Eluders on Instagram – @weareeluders and also support them by listening to their music on Spotify!


Sophia Wakeman

Today we are very excited to be publishing our first Artist Feature of summer 2020! !WOOHOO!

Myself and Sophia had a “New Normal” Zoom call meeting to discuss life, art, and the future!…

Q1- What is your Name, Age, and Where are you based?

A:  Its Sophia Wakeman, I’m 19 and I’m based in Cambridgeshire, well just in-between Norfolk and Cambridge.

Q2: What is your creative practice/ work?

A: Digital artwork at the moment, I used to do traditional art but didn’t have the facilities. I use a free version of Procreate for my computer to make the work. Its nothing fancy but works well for me!

Q3: Are there any main themes you explore in your work?

A: Drag Queens! I gravitate towards celebrities and mostly Drag artists for their eccentric looks and makeup, its different than just drawing a regular portrait. I tried landscape but it just fizzled out, then moved more towards portraits. People message me asking if I will do specific portraits of Queens, thats why I drew Crystal Methyd because someone asked me to do her, they helped that person become themselves. 

Q4: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected your work?

A: I think I’ve been more motivated, as I have more time on my hands. I don’t have the pressure of completing my college assignments, so I can explore the work that I want to produce.!

Q5: Highlight one of your inspirations!

A: There’s is one person, her name is Francoise Nielly, she creates portraits using just pallet knives and spatulas, not tradition brushes. She’s one of the first artists I ever took inspiration from in secondary school, and I want my work to be bright and colourful like hers! When you scroll past it you can’t help but look.

Q6: Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

A: Hopefully the goal is to be a self-sufficient full-time artist, selling work that supports myself. Thats the dream! I want to have a year or two focusing on myself and my work and maybe go to University, but that could always change.

Q7: If you could share a message young artists, what would it be?

A: Just- Do your art work for you! Don’t do it to gain an audience or please people, I did that for a while to create a following on Instagram but it doesn’t make you happy. Now I produce work to please myself. I feel like if you enjoy making the art and put yourself into then people notice your passion.

To see more of Sophias work and support her, check out her Instagram– @ wakemanart

And Websitehttps://linktr.ee/WakemanArt

Thanks for Reading!- Elsie.

Sophia Wakeman- Crystal Methyd Portrait.

Sophia Wakeman- Violet Chachki Portrait.

Sophia Wakeman- Gigi Goode Portrait

Sophia Wakeman

Sophia Wakeman- Tiffany Hunt Portrait.