Monday, 3 March 2008

6 Machine shortlisted bands - Part 1

I asked each of the 12 shortlisted 6 Machine bands to answer a few mundane questions and over the next few days I'm going to be posting their answers up here. They're not going up in any particular order so keep checking back each day, and to hear music and cast your vote, click the links below.


Minotaur Explode

1. Introduce yourselves
Hey, we are Minotaur Explode. We formed in January 2007 and have released one EP called ‘Our Band Could Ruin Your Life’.

2. How would you describe your music to someone who has never previously heard you?
Short, fast, high energy songs. Vocals similar to At The Drive-In, guitars similar to Bloc Party. Unpretentious catchy punk.

3. Who are your biggest influences?
Converge, Weezer, Glassjaw, Modest Mouse etc

4. What's your career highlight thus far and what have you planned for the rest of 2008?
Having only been going since Jan 07 and after having a few line-up changes we haven’t done as much as we would have liked, saying that; being in Rock Sound was pretty cool as was recording our EP and playing the few shows we did.As for the rest of 2008, we are currently putting the finishing touches to our 5-track EP which we are most likely to be recording ourselves. Other than that just writing, playing shows and generally trying to spread the message.

5. Tell us about some other cool up and coming UK artists
I personally love the band Haunts, they contain a few friends of mine and are doing something really original at the moment. It’s sort of punky angular rock, which sounds like a lot of stuff around at the moment but they do it a lot better than anyone I have heard. Data.Select.Party are also very good at what they do, sort of dancey tappy indie. There’s a lot of good stuff around at the moment.

Myspace: www.myspace.com/minotaurexplode





The Worldonfire

1. Introduce yourselves
Why hello there.... We are The Worldonfire, a five piece altenative group based in london and essex. We have been together for four years and aim to rock your bootys.

2. How would you describe your music to someone who has never previously heard you?
Decribing the sound isn't ever easy but we have been compared with bands all over the musical spectrum, we take influences from bands such as sonic youth, The Mars Volta, Queens of the stone age, Nick Drake and jethro tull. No bands likes to compare or put themselves in a list of bands but reviewers have often compared us to biffy clyro, y.c.n.i:milo, at the drive in and even radiohead for some reason?!

4. What's your career highlight thus far and what have you planned for the rest of 2008?
The highlights of our career so far has to be playing with all the great bands we have played with, particularly million dead who put on a great show. We plan to continue doing lots of live shows in 2008 to support the release of our album which came out october 2007 and we have already started a new album which we will be looking to release at some point towards the end of this year or early next!

5. Tell us about some other cool up and coming UK artists
Rules of the sea and Orgazmatron... google em! you wont be dissapointed ;)

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theworldonfire


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