HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH ... THE NEW IMMIGRANTS
Today's HOT VOX Pop Quiz features The New Immigrants!
Who are The New Immigrants?
We’re Justin, Chris, Ian, Andy and Johnny - 5 music-obsessives from South London who met through friends and friends-of-friends and friends-of-friends-of-friends three years ago...playing covers at first and now doing our own songs based on the many musical influences we’ve grown up with.
Does the band name have a story or any meaning behind it?
It’s reclaiming the word “immigrant” as an inspirational term of diversity and innovation!
If you had to describe the band using just five words, what would they be?
Indie folk pop rock blues
Who are your biggest influences musically?
Literally hundreds...Arthur Lee and Love, The Smiths, The Sadies, The Decemberists, Tim and Jeff Buckley, The Shins...we could go on...
What’s your songwriting process?
Justin writes the melody and the lyrics and the other boys sprinkle their magic on it
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
The Sadies - we could then see them perform every night!
If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the band members be?
Vocals: Arthur Lee, Jeff Buckley
Guitars: Johnny Marr, Travis Good
Bass: Norman Watt-Roy
Drums: Michael Stuart-Clark
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before?
Come and be part of the experience -pulsating rhythms, intertwining guitars, soaring melodies. Dance, sing along or just nod your head in time if that’s your thing
Do you have any pre-gig rituals?
Waiting for the drummer to arrive!
Who is your guilty pleasure?
Sand by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood is pretty amazing
Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band
We haven’t had one argument in three years...gotta happen sometime!
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’ll be releasing our first single “Heavens of Water (Te Quiero Hermano)” this summer as well as an acoustic EP which will be available at our gigs. Then we’ll be recording an album at the end of the year.
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