Nick J Townsend.
Name of band:
Where are you from?
I'm from the home of heavy metal. Myself and my band members are located in areas of the Black Country in England.
Who else is in your band?
Neel Parmar who is also know as “The Asian Sensation” is our drummer and Wesley Smith mans the bass guitar. I sing and play guitar and it's great working with such an awesome pair of musicians. The three of us click so well.
How would you describe yourselves?
I'd say we are an independent satirical rock band with metal riffs but I'm sure others see us as working class terrorists. That's not stated to make me or the band sound cool either; honestly we will eventually find a way to dismantle the current elitist mainstream music industry, sabotage its brainwashing and reverse the dumbing down of society. The mainstream music industry is a joke; it's like the short tale by Hans Christian Andersen “The Emperor's New Clothes”; when the time is right we'll show the entire world just how naked of talent the corporate mainstream music industry is and it'll collapse overnight.
Who are your main influences musically?
Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix have always been a massive influence in my life. Soundgarden, Love/Hate, Biohazard and Prong are bands that really inspired me during my teenage years and filmmaker John Carpenter is just a musical genius. These days I mainly get inspired by musicians in the underground, people I meet, artists I discover myself.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
To make history by changing the mainstream music industry and open a door for musicians with real talent. The last thing the music industry wants is a band with an opinion or any independent thoughts.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Working with producer John Stewart and recording the “They Live” album without a record company or any help from the music industry. We've made superb friends along the way and that to us is a career highlight.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I don't think I want to forget any failure because a bad experience is something you can learn from. Some of my worst experiences have created our best songs.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I'd choose “Joke” from the “They Live” album; killer riffs and lyrics that people can relate to. That's not me being big headed; we get fans tell us they love that tune.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
I could write a book of questions but right this second I'm just letting you know that WEAK13 continues to grow in popularity and we will keep making music in this age of illusion.