Introducing The Nix. They are rising band from Stockport with a unique blend of genres noticeable in each of their current songs, which is hardly surprising when you take into the classic rock n roll influences the band has.
I have chatted with the band and here is what they have to say.
Tell us a bit about yourselves?
“We’re a quintet from Stockport consisting of 3 guitarists, 1 bassist and drummer with 2 leading vocalists. 18-20 years young. Spending most of our time gigging around the North west.”
How did you all meet?
“We all met at Cheadle Hulme high school pretty much, when we were about 13-15. Tom and Nathan went to the same primary school and Hayden, Andy and Josh went to another one together. Started playing together in high school and have taken it from there. ”
Where Did the idea for the band’s name come from?
“We were just trying to find random words and put ‘the’ in front of it. We found the word ‘nix’ in a fashion book, thought it sounded cool. Apparently Nix is a German slang word for ‘nothing’. ”
Who are some of your main influences as a band?
“We have a variety of influences cause we all listen to so many different sounds. It ranges from psychedelia, dance and rock n roll.”
What would be your all-time favourite gig you’ve been to?
“We’ve all been to a couple mint gigs together like Tame Impala, The Strokes and Stone Roses. ”
Any upcoming music you’re currently working on?
“Yeah funnily enough we’re actually planning on being in the studio next week getting down some new tracks that hopefully will be out soon. ”
What’s your favourite record to listen to?
Andy: “Nas – Illmatic”
Hayden: “Frank Ocean – Blonde”
Tom: “Radiohead – In Rainbows”
Josh: “My Morning Jacket – Z”
Nathan: “David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”
What’s your current favourite track you’ve recorded?
“Fear of Change”
What are the bands plans for 2017?
“Our plan is to gig massively and build a wider audience and try and get our music played on major radio stations to get people behind our tunes. Also to record more tracks and release them on music platforms so people have more to listen to.”
How would you describe your bands sound for people who haven’t discovered you yet?
“That’s a pretty hard one. We always have trouble with this question when it’s asked. At the moment it’s a pretty spacey groovy but it fluctuates between our influences.”
And finally any festivals or gigs you guys have lined up for this year?
“Our main gig to look forward is our double bill with our good mates Dantevilles, playing 2 nights with them at Jimmys. Can’t wait for that. We’ve got talks for more gigs over the summer so you’ll have to keep posted on our social media”
Make sure to follow the band’s social media to keep updated and check them out on spotify and soundcloud to hear what they have to offer. Including their latest track and the bands favourite “fear of change”.
Twitter – @thenixband
Facebook- The Nix
Instagram – @thenixband
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