We chatted with Surrey quartet Dead Natives ahead of the release of their debut EP Something Strange.
Hiya! Introduce yourselves?
Hiya! We’re Dead Natives and we consist of members: Liam Dutch (Vocals/Guitar), Robbie Ferguson (lead guitar), Adam Payne (bass), Nick Lemon (drums)
How did you all meet?
Liam and Nick had been playing in the band for a while together then they found Robbie through joinmyband.com a sorta tinder style website for band members. Then Adam joined through being mutual friends with Liam and we all just clicked from the word go which has created Dead Natives sound.
What inspired you to start making music together?
Just purely our love for music and passion, which we want to share with everyone!
So your latest EP comes out this Friday, did you have any particular influences?
Big influences come from bands we all enjoy listening to like Oasis, Blossoms, Catfish and The Bottleman, The Strokes
Where will the EP be available to download/buy? Will there be any physical copies?
The E.P will be available to buy on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazing and downloadable and streaming from Spotify, Soundclound. We also have a limited run of CDS at shows with 2 bonus tracks of our previous singles: The Love I Have and Rollercoaster Scream.
Have you got any gigs coming up in the next few weeks?
- 13th Worlds End, Finsbury Park
- 16th Half Moon Pub, Putney (acoustic set)
- 21st Scream Lounge, Croydon
- 30th Fidlers Elbow, Camden
- 10th Cavendish Arms, London
- 12th Reds Tube Barbecue, Shoreditch
- 24th Fiddlers Elbow, Camdem
- 11th New Cross Inn, London
- 6th Laughing Dog, Brighton Marina
Are there any festivals you’re hoping to play this year?
Nothing on the cards as of yet that we’re playing, but we’d love to be playing the classic Reading/Leeds and Glasto just purely for the opening line Hello Glastonbury and Hello Reading Festival!
Where did the idea behind your name come from?
The idea of our name is about being disconnected from where you are.
Describe your sound in a sentence!
Modern day brit-pop with a psychedelic twist.
What’s your favourite album of all time?
Adam – Lower Than Atlantis self-titled Album (Deluxe Edition)
Liam – The Verve – Urban Hymns/ Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
Robbie – Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
Nick – doppelgänger – The Fall of Troy
Have you guys got any New Years resolutions?
Nothing serious like the classics gym membership, just want to get our name out there more and for people to feel the same about our music as we do about others, to create that connection.
What songs would you say are some of your guilty pleasures?
Liam and Adam say anything from Taylor Swift – 1989
TLC – No Scrubs
Keep on Moving – FIVE
Where would you ideally like to be in 5 years time?
Touring up and down the country, selling out shows.