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Interview: Dominique Pruitt

Published on August 20th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Rocksucker was charmed by the countrified ’60s girl group vibe of Dominique Pruitt’s new single “To Win Your Love”, so we fired her over some questions to find out a little bit more about how she operates…

How long have you been writing, performing and recording music for?

I’ve been writing since I was about 15, performing since about 18, and recording since 16.

How would you describe your music, if pushed?

That’s always the hard one! Retro-y west coast pop/rock, but back then it would’ve probably just been rock and roll.

Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?

I’m based in Los Angeles, California. To record we use all vintage equipment and instruments from the ’50s and ’60s, ribbon microphones, old tube gear, old shitty reverbs.

Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?

Ever since I posted “To Win Your Love” on my SoundCloud, and then iTunes, I’ve gotten a nice amount of interest…we’ll see soon enough what’s to come of it!

Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)

There is indeed a full album in the works, and so far I’m incredibly proud of it! It’s a lot of fun, and I hope people will really enjoy it. It’s a mixed bag of some very different inspirations, and I really think that’s going to shine through. I’m releasing an EP very soon too, so that’ll give people a glimpse into the album. Stay tuned!

Where can we hear your music online?

My newest song “To Win Your Love” is available on iTunes, and my SoundCloud has that song and a few older demos.

Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?

The most exciting thing is probably the process of recording the album…it’s such a labor of love and I could work on it all day and all night. One of my favorite things in the world is being in the studio. But that’s just up until this point. Each step in this crazy process is getting more and more exciting!

Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)

I’m currently planning a residency for LA sometime this fall, but still putting all the pieces together. Hopefully after that doing some shows in New York, London & Paris!

Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?

In Paris this past June, I got to hang out with and watch The Dough Rollers, The Virgins and Hanni El Khatib perform at the Jalouse magazine rock festival. They all put on a killer show!

Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?

Yikes! Can I be on an island instead? This answer probably changes week to week… Let’s just say this week it’s Elvis, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Harry Belafonte (this would be particularly apt if we switch it to an island).

Dominique Pruitt, thank you.

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.