I knew from the answers that I was going to love their music, anyone who loops old Dylan LPs is a friend anyway back to Goddam Nobody. This is really cool music , tons of fun reminds me of the time Kelly and I spent in London in the mid 90’s. Good times walking around Whitechapel looking for Freedom Press. Blur , Menswear, comes to mind , fun , poppy full of hope and sunshine. Give a listen to Goddam Nobody let them fill your day with happiness, lighten up and have a little smile….
Hi our name is….
our sound is….
We have recently been dubbed as ‘DOO-WOP PSYCH JANGLE’
Oli, Jonny, Dan and James
We are from…
Originally from Falmouth, Cornwall – Now various parts of London
Who are some that have an influence on you
In terms of recent music, I’d have to say Girls, The Growlers, Ducktails, Cotillon, Golden Dregs, Holiday Ghosts – just to name a few…
How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band
I first started playing guitar when I was 18 and moved onto bass for a band shortly after (I sing and play guitar by the way). The other guys have all been in various bands since they were young. Dan plays lead guitar and James on that bass. Asides Jonny our drummer, I think this is his first band in a while now, I heard he was a bit of a punk drummer back in the day so I thought – perfect for my bouncy pop tunes ha.
Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out
I used to write and record all of my previous songs in my bedroom using the built in mac microphone and garageband. But for this record I donned the help of some friends in Falmouth. A collective of bands in the town rent a studio together so I was lucky enough to go down and get the drums and bass recorded there. Matt from the ‘red cords’ listened to the demo’s a few nights before and laid down the drums with Dan E Brown tracking bass simultaneously with the help of producer Ben Woods (Lost Dawn, Golden Dregs). Me and now guitarist Dan, recorded the guitars and vocals at our flat in London and then sent the record back down to Ben in falmouth to be mixed. It was then mastered by Dan E Brown (Ringo Deathstar, Tomorrows Tulips). So this one was quite a back and forth process, but a really enjoyable one especially getting some good friends all involved I think those guys did a great job and I’m super happy with our achievements.
As far as lyrics goes, I usually write them as a separate process from the music. The melody and songs come first, but I like creating some kind of theme with the words, which I hope is apparent on this record.
What are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges
Trying to be an actual musician is my challenge haha. I guess the main thing is making sure you find the time to put the effort in, you know having to hold down a job and pay the rent is a pretty consuming thing. So I think my answers there are ‘Time’ and ‘Money’ haha. But I think it’s a relatively easy thing to start your own band and get on a few shows. A lot of people are more inclined to welcome new music with open arms now and I’ve met a whole bunch of dudes in London who are all helping me out, which is extremely nice of them.
1st concert you went to and age….
A meat loaf tribute band when I was like ten or something. Rock
coolest band t-shirt you ever bought…
I am really quite fond of my Bright Eyes tee. But I usually just buy band merch from friends bands. So my ‘Red Cords’ ‘The Black Tambourines’ and ’Gorgeous Bully’ t-shirts are favourites. The GB tee has a cat on the front and what’s not to like about that?
some albums that you listen to the most…
Every Bob Dylan album released from 1976 (Desire) backwards in a loop, repeated all of the time.
If you could open for any Band right now who would that be …
The Rolling Stones – that’d have to be about the biggest gig to get on right? Haha
My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him…
You’ve got 5 years on me already from starting to play any instrument so keep on truckin’ haha. Just have the most fun you can have with it and make some awesome musician friends cause it’s probably about the best thing there is to do.
your thoughts on the state of music in 2015…..
It’s been a pretty solid year so far with some excellent releases from bands that are considered outside Simon Cowells radar. I’m seeing a lot more DIY labels trying to do their own thing and come up with new and unique releases and I hear vinyl is making a come back – so generally positive vibes thus far.
Our plans for the rest of 2015/2016…..
To keep playing some live shows off the back of this release. And I better start working on some new songs in the meantime.
Here are our next live shows!
September 30th –The Tooting Tram, London (supporting Hey Rocco)
October 5th –The Finsbury, London (Mini Album Launch w/Husband Material + Matt Mckee)
October 21st – The Old Blue Last, London (Super Fan 99 1st Birthday Party)
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