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?


Instagram: @newimmigrantsmusic

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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