Monday, 27 April 2015

Next Great American Novelist Q&A

Your name:
Sean Cahill (songwriter and band leader).

Where are you from?
We are a New York City band and perform mostly here in town: Lower East Side, Brooklyn, at the bottom of the Hudson River. 

Name of band:
The Next Great American Novelist. Or for brevity, N.G.A.N.

Who else is in your band? 
Jason Cummings, bassist as well as the in-house producer at the Cutting Room studios. Anthony Spinnato, manager at The Cutting Room on drums. We are a power trio.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
Along the lines of indie folk and rock music. Throw back to classic 1960's sound of the Beatles with lots vocal harmonies. We are influenced by 90's alternative sounds: Nirvana, Elliott Smith and Weezer. 

Who are your main influences musically?
David Bazan of Pedro The Lion, Dirty Projectors, the Beatles and American realist literature.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Inspiring people to live there lives and to create a feeling of connection. Success for us is reaching a broad audience and touring around the world.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Performing at the Rose Bowl in California. Our album release show at the Bitter End in Greenwich village. Pressing our first album to vinyl and releasing it independently.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Performing with old acoustic guitars that refuse to stay in tune. The feeling of being too drunk to play the song...

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our title track, the Next Great American Novelist. It captures and blends comic book-style lyrics with folk music and classical composition.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Check our website and follow the links on our home page to connect with us on social media. 

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Support independent music and buy our vinyl directly from our website: Come out to one of our shows. Words: Love: Music.

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