From the first time I heard Small Million’s “Before the Fall” EP I became an instant fan and have had their music on my personal playlist ever since. The indie synth pop duo comprised of Malachi Graham and Ryan Linder combine memorable hooks, infectious beats, and lush sonic layers that instantly draw you in. As a fan of the band, I had been looking forward talking to them about how the project was formed and the process of creating their sound. Please enjoy my interview with Small Million featuring their influences, original work, and a guest appearance by Erik Carlson of DoublePlusGood.
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.