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The New Brides - The New Brides Newsletter Interview

24 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
 

The New Brides have reached #1 on the International Indie Charts with their hit song Record; Now they need your help to reach #1 on theaudience.co.nz to receive funding for their next video. All you need to do is Click Here To Vote!

Record is the first track of their debut studio release; a 5 track EP recorded at STL Audio and mastered at Masterdisk in New York. The EP is available for streaming and download at http://music.thenewbrides.com/.

Along with the upcoming release of their EP on CD and an upcoming video, The New Brides have also achieved:

- Number #1 on the International Independent Charts for 2 weeks.
- Interview in Chelsea Monthly UK Magazine.
- Radio play on B1-FM in Brazil!

Thanks to the band for answering these questions:

What will The New Brides’ next release be?

At the moment we’re riding on our release in the independent charts. We we’re approached by a guy from the UK who liked our stuff, we put forward Record and it hit No.1 in 3 days, we we’re pretty pleased with that, next we’re going with a lovely little number Angel Wings. If Record was for the boys then this one is for the girls - its a slow burner but a real catchy one.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

Alot of the lyrics are narrative, usually a story line or scenario, they come from things which have happened. Alot of the time they can be a mixture of more than one time or more than one person, just taking inspiration from what we know.

How do you believe The New Brides fit into the NZ music industry?

Tight, we fit in tight, like tetris blocks, we’ll fit in up the top somewhere, there's plenty of room for all the bands though, we’re all adults I’m sure we can work something out.

How would you describe The New Brides’ music?

Fast but slow.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Well, we’ve played all around Wellington, hitting San Francisco Bathhouse, Mighty Mighty, places like that.

We have held a weekly spot at a pool hall in town also, maybe that’s our favourite, Fast Eddies, we feel at home there, it’s a bit of a base for us, for a bigger show though it would be Mighty, they look after you there, and the sound is always great.

What is the best part of being a musician?

I’d say it’s about expression. We have our music, an extension of what we do and we’re lucky to be able to express those ideas in music. I don’t think any of us could imagine our lives without the music.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

So far so good, we’ve not had anything really bad happen, most of our antics happen off stage so with some clever make up and lighting we look in pretty good shape when we play.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

Wellington, Wellington, Wellington & Palmerston North! :)

What inspired you to start The New Brides?

The Beatles.

How did you come up with the name The New Brides?

Well, in case any of our listeners have not already worked this out we are not actually eligible to be ‘brides’ in the traditional sense of the word. The name came from our admiration and respect for ladies of the night. The term New Brides has now become part of our collective band language.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

We do the usual stuff, facebook, bandcamp, so the best way to stay in the loop is to like our facebook page. Everyone we know knows what we’re up to, our support network is growing and we have people helping us out with all sorts of projects and ideas, they’re the best fans!

 

About The New Brides

“Wedding-crashers rejoice! Their name may evoke pristine scenes of bouquet-landscapes and nuptial-chamber chastity, yet the songs produced by Wellington Indie-rockers The New Brides contain the same essential rock ‘n’ roll swagger and teenage-angst as London’s The Clash and New York’s The Strokes. Whereas Wellington’s residents have become accustomed to the swirling sounds of the ambient shoegaze genre, The New Brides conjure a raw sonic energy that captures the capital’s blue-collar music scene set against a colorful backdrop of melancholic lyrics about love, loss and drugs.”
- Sean Crookes January 13



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The New Brides
Year: 2012
Type: EP

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