Thanks to James for answering these questions:
What can we expect to see from Agent over the next year?
More recording, gigs, video, an album, and one or two singles. There is a bit going on.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Surround yourself with positive, creative, open-minded, and motivated people.
Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?
Shihad because they are NZ rock legends, I Am Giant because of their great songs, Jayson Norris because he dominates an acoustic guitar like nobody else I know, old school Salmonella Dub because it reminds me of home, Shapeshifter because they kill every time I have seen them live.
What will Agent's next release be?
We are currently working on our next album which at this rate is looking like mid-2012 for release, hopefully before that! A new track 'Vondelpark' from the record will be up on www.muzic.net.nz and on our facebook (www.facebook.com/agentbandnz) very shortly.
How do you come up with your lyrics?
Life experiences good, bad, real and imagined.
Who would you most like to support live?
Tool, Muse, Karnivool, S.O.A.D, A7X.
What can you never leave home without?
Iím ashamed to say my phone.
How do you describe Agent's music?
Heavy rock with a progressive spin.
What is the best part of being a musician?
Creating something from nothing and also meeting some pretty cool people.
What is your favourite place in NZ to be?
On a black sand beach in the Naki relaxing for a day.
What inspired you to start Agent?
The compulsion to release energy and communicate through music.
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?
We absolutely loved KOTJ festival in London. We were on the main stage and at the start of the evening it was looking like an average turn out but by the time we went back stage and got ready then came out to see the room was full for the Agent set it was pretty awesome to see we were starting to make a small dent in the UK.
How do you keep in contact with your fans?
Mainly via www.facebook.com/agentbandnz these days, hit us up and like! J
What rumour would you like to start about Agent?
One of our band members is dating Pippa Middleton and we regularly get on the piss with Lemmy from Motorhead.
Agent is a rock band based in London, UK. Originally formed in New Zealand in 2003 the band relocated to London in 2008.
To date the band have supported numerous acts, headlined their own NZ tours, become regulars on the London live circuit, released one album 'Expand/Contract', and 2 EP's - 'Hiatus' and 'The Pheng Nom Shakedown'.
The band are currently working on their second studio album with London based NZ producer Paul Matthews.