Stockport indie-rock quartet, NO HOT ASHES were kind enough to do a short Q & A with us after they announced the release of their brand new single; out this February. Have a read of what they had to say below!
Who are your members and what do they play in the band?
Hello, NHA consists of Isaac (Vocals,Guitar), Luigi (Guitar,Backing Vox), Jack (Bass Guitar) and Matt (Drums, Percussion)
When and where did you form?
Well the band was formed in Stockport (our hometown) back in 2013 after meeting through school and mutual friends. We then gigged throughout 2013/14 after recording some very rough tracks in Salford but it wasn’t until our current and long term producer (Gavin Monaghan – Editors, JAWS, Ocean Colour Scene) approached us and took a liking to our sound that we set our hearts on becoming a serious band. Isaac & Luigi went to visit Gavin at his Magic Garden Studio in Wolverhampton and in October 2014 we released our first single GOOSE so we like to think that was our first step into the industry.
How did you all meet?
Isaac, Luigi & Matt all met through High School and towards the back end formed NHA Jack later joined NHA through mutual friends. We all grew up in Stockport and have grown up together from the tender ages of 14/15 so it feels like a family.
Who are some of your main influences?
There’s a lot. We all listen to quite a variety. To name a few it would have to be groups such as Parliament, Chic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Earth, Wind & Fire but more recently bands like Peace, Slaves have really given us some influence. Jack is mad into Dub music so artists like Mungos Hi Fi & Gentlemans Dub Club have influenced the heavy basslines.
What releases have you got in the pipeline?
We announced on New Years Day our new Single Bellyaches will be released this February (date tbc) we were really excited to announce this one and have been sat on the final recording for over 4 months now but we wanted to take our time and plan the release right and get everything we want in order before releasing.
Where can people listen to your music?
We are on all the usual platforms like Spotify, Itunes, Soundcloud etc… (Links below)
Have you got any gigs coming up?
We are currently building up a steady set of gig dates for 2017 cannot wait to get going. Our first gig of 2017 will be in Dublin (Workmans Club, 4th Feb) which will be our first gig in Ireland. All our gig dates can be found on our Big Cartel Site. We hope to announce many more gigs for 2017 over the next month or so.
And finally, describe your sound in a few words!
With their tracks being featured across a range of North-West Radio Stations, and gaining a number of plays on BBC Introducing, No Hot Ashes have already built up a huge following; playing a number of festivals in 2016 and racking up over 200,000 plays on their Spotify alone.
We look forward to hearing what’s next for the band and we’re sure they’re going to be a huge name to listen out for in 2017.
- The Workmans Club, Dublin – February 4th
- The Bureau, Blackburn – February 11th
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