What are your names?
We’re Laurie, Stan, Connor, Mickey and Joe.
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
It was the only one we floated that stuck really. Doesn’t mean anything, just thought it sounded cool.
What is your genre of music?
Distorted, psychedelic rock ’n’ roll with anthemic melodies
Give us a little bio about you.
So we’re a five piece band based in Hackney. Three of us are from Cornwall, and we met Mickey and Joe along the way. We started rehearsing together in 2021 with songs me and Stan had been working on for about a year, did our first gig last February and released a few demos that year.
What made you go into music?
God knows, it was a complete accident actually. I wrote a song one day and had not the foggiest what to do with it, a bit embarrassed by it if I’m being honest. I’d never made music or even thought for a second about being in a band, it was all alien to me. I showed it to Stan one day, who’s been playing guitar for years so I suddenly felt like a bit of an idiot, which of course I was. The rest just sort of spiralled out of that. When we started out I’d just come up with melodies in my head, it was all pretty unusual and came out of nowhere. Me and Connor didn’t even know how to play guitar so we had to get to work.
Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stone Roses, Oasis, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, I could go on but they’re the big ones.
Are you signed?
Not yet. No manager, no label.
You are set to release your new single ‘Hyperspace Now’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
The melody came out of nowhere one day while I was working, hungover. I remember it pretty well, I was loading up this costume truck and just started humming it. Didn’t have any chords, barely a chorus. It took a couple of years before we put it together and started rehearsing it.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
So I had the verse and start of the chorus for ages, always believed in it, always liked it, just held onto it until we were properly rehearsing and playing live. Stan’s verse riff which I think is the best part about the tune came out of nowhere one day, then like any tune we just put the pieces together and refined it in rehearsal.
Who did you work with on the single?
Echo Ray studios, produced by Tuck Nelson and assisted by Fergal McBride.
Listen to the single here
What about a music video?
Watch this space.
Can we expect an EP or Album and if so what can we expect from it.
Soon enough, we’re still working hard but you’ll hear more from us in the next few months, we’ve got some good tunes coming we’re really excited about.
Do you have any live shows coming up?
We’re supporting Rolla at the Lower Third on April 12th in Soho, should be decent and nice to play with a band who have a similar style to us for once.
Let us know where we can get tickets if so.
Via This Feeling (promoter).
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
So long as we can stamp out the shite music out there and put a smile on people’s faces I’ll be happy. But the being the biggest and best band in the world, course.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Phone, keys, wallet, booze and beer. And not in that order.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
We’re only really on Instagram right now, but you can find us over at @itsnotalibi.