HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH NAATAAKANA!
Who is Naataakana? Where you’re from, how you met, how long have you been playing together etc Hey, our names are Millie, Juan, Katie and Jamie. We are all currently living in London. I’m the vocalist, Juan is the guitarist, Katie is the bassist and Jamie is the drummer. Juan is my brother and we were forming a band back in 2014, when we befriended Jamie on Facebook because he was a drummer. We still needed to find a bass player, but we were unsuccessful, so we already knew Katie and she had no musical experience, but she had a rocker image. We decided to give her a chance because we were forming a cover band and she showed an interest in music. We knew working together we could make her catch on fast, give her experience and here she is with us still to this day! That’s how everything started.
Who came up with the band name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it? From outta space. We are aliens in disguise, Naataakana was the name our space craft which we used to travel here.
If you had to describe the band using just five words, what would they be? We are from outta Space.
Who are your biggest influences musically? They aren't from this planet, you wouldn't know them! If we had to pick someone from Earth..... Goku! We see him on the thing humans watch, television???
What’s the band's biggest claim to fame so far? Being able to finish our first album. From start to finish, it was a HUGE challenge for us. Working together, the hours and the patience, it was great when it all came together and we had the finished product.
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why? Earlier on we mentioned Goku from the television, Dragon Ball Z. We love the sound track and he is in great shape. We also love to workout, we could share routines and hopefully we reach a power level of even a super saiyan like he once was.
If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the band members be? Goku, Vegeta, Pikachu and Naruto. oh and Ask Ketchum of course I think he'd be the vocalist.
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before? Amazing! well I'd say versatile and with great guitar solos!
Do any of you have any pre-gig or post gig rituals? If so, what and why? Not really, maybe I do but I'm not aware of, oh I'd probably watch some anime but then again I watch anime most of the time (Millies Answer)
What would your ultimate rider be if you could have anything without being accused of being a diva? I'm a simple life form, can't think of anything , having a massive room full of chocolate bars maybe,I love chocolate... oh and chocolate ice-cream too...
One of the best things you humans have invented is chocolate!
This question is for all band members. If we were to browse your music library what is the most embarrassing song we might find? Or who is your guilty pleasure artist? I don't have a guilty pleasure artist. I'm very open about all the weird stuff I like listening too, even like singing to it out loud.
You might find some cool backstreet boys and Britney tunes on my playlist.
Juan and Jay like the spice girls (but then again who doesn't) lol
Katy has loads of Latin music on her playlist too
Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band That me and Juan are siblings, We share the same DNA, we came from the same planet, believe or not. oh and how I Hate It was made, basically we were having a dispute over this specific song and this is how it happened. Juan gave me the dam song to write the lyrics to and I wrote lyrics for it three different times and Juan didn’t like any of it, so I was so pissed I made a song about him and he loved it. Funny enough afterwards he asked what was the inspiration and I said the dispute we had, and he just laughed hence why I am shouting at him in the video of I Hate It
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
Finally, What does the future hold for the band? We'd love to keep creating music, playing gigs, answering questions! and to keep our fan base growing! We love it here on Earth, We even think one day we could call it our home. The people and fans are lovely!