Ahead of their UK tour that’s taking place in March, I got to interview up an coming Birmingham Band The Americas for the very first time on this site. After listening to their music I really got a feel for the sound they were developing and had to know where it came from, so they took on the 10 Questions!
1)First things first how did you come to be?
Me and Harry met a couple of years ago… I’d just got back to the UK after living in Sydney for a year or so and was looking for like-minded musicians to play with… We started writing and demoing songs… We played with a whole bunch of different people before we finally found Alex and settled as a three-piece.
2)What genre of music would you say you play?
Genre is always hard to answer… Thin wild mercury, metallic and bright gold!
3) Which bands/artists do you take influences from?
If you crashed one of our parties you’d probably hear a lot of late 60s early 70s stuff…
4) Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
02 Academy main room in Birmingham blew our little minds
5) Best gig you’ve ever attended?
Alex: A toss up between Tame Impala in Amsterdam and Arcade Fire in Lisbon last summer…
I’m going to speak for Harry (because he’s not here) … We both saw The War on Drugs in Barcelona… The Mediterranean at our backs… Sunset… Oh man sweet deathbed memories.
6)A band you would most like to support and why?
Courtney Barnett? She’s fantastic.
7) A band that you would like to work with?
8) Top five albums you’ve ever heard?
Takk (Sigur Ros)
Time Out of Mind (Bobby)
The Suburbs (Arcade Fire)
Crime of the Century (Super Tramp)
Trouble Will Find Me (The National)
Exile on Mainstreet (Stones)
Do Hollywood (Lemon Twigs)
Hills End (DMAs)
9) Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?
Completing these 10 questions…
10) What’s next in the pipeline?
Thankyou guys for taking on the 10 questions, really appreciate it cannot wait to hear some new music!
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