Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Black Isle Q&A

Your name: 
Natalie Cooper-Bates (Vocals).

Where are you from? 
Leeds, UK.

Name of band: 
The Black Isle.

Who else is in your band? 
Alex Derevonko (Guitar), Alfie Davies (Drums), Tim Dutton (Bass).

How would you describe yourselves? 
A modern day grunge band with a 90s alternative vibe!

Who are your main influences musically? 
A question asked often hmm there are so many and all so varied from The Kills, Pixies, Sabbath, Nirvana, Smashing pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Interpol, Band of Skulls...

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
It would be just great to create something that not only we love and enjoy listening to but others can appreciate too, you know want to put our music on their playlists and want to turn up to gigs! That would be spot on for me.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Well we have been in the studio recording an album which is always going to be a long process but It'll be worth it to show exactly what where able to do!

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
Well without sounding really cheesy, none to be honest because we haven't really had bad experiences as of yet! (touch wood).

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
I think for this I would say our new one 'Shake up' which we will be releasing soon mainly because we were all messing about in practice getting a bit carried away and the song kind of just formed there and then. From what we have up now I'd say 'Jewel Box'.

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask? 
We are releasing a new track soon which we are really excited about! So keep a look out for that ;) We also have our next gig on the 12th October at Fibbers in York so do come along:

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