Saturday, 8 March 2014

THE EXPLOSION: Our exclusive interview with Dundee band Nova!

Below is our interview with Nova! Enjoy!
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What was your earliest musical memory and what pushed you towards pursuing a career in the music industry?
"Music college and high school."
Had you been involved in any other band prior to Nova?
"Yes; 9mm, The Toblerones, The Whispers, Red Cactus Bandits, Almost Half Bent and Barmen."
How did Nova begin?
"Some of us met through music college and high school, started jamming about then and finalised the line-up with Chris."
Where did the name Nova come from?
"Kerr came up with it."
How would you describe the sound of Nova?
"Kasabian meets early Oasis."
One of your most recent songs is “The Explosion”. What is this song about and what influenced it?

"A fucking tune about falling out with your missus."
Do you have any 'rituals' before you go on stage?

"Sean used to take his shoes off and many pints."
Any live dates coming up?

"Not yet, keep an eye out though!"
Any new songs in the pipeline?

When can fans be expecting the next release?

"Before April 2014."
Who would be your dream collaboration?

"Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers."
Who would be in your dream supergroup?

"Flea, Keith Moon, John Squire or Johnny Marr and James Brown."


Favourite Beatle?

Chris: "Lennon."

Kerr: "Harrison."

Sean: "Lennon."

Grant: "McCartney."

Favourite band?

Chris: "Miles Kane."

Kerr: "Joy Division."

Sean: "Oasis."

Grant: "Stone Roses."

Favourite new band?

Chris: "Jake Bugg."

Kerr: "The Strypes."

Sean: "Girls Aloud."

Grant: "Jake Bugg."

Favourite song?

Chris: "Dead Souls by Joy Division."

Kerr: "New Dawn Fades by Joy Division."

Sean: "Bring The Light by Beady Eye."

Grant: "Fools Gold by Stone Roses."

Favourite album?

Chris: "Don't Forget Who You Are."

Kerr: "Meat Is Murder, Unknown Pleasures or Mondo Bizarro."

Sean: "Definitely Maybe."

Grant: "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not."

Vinyl, CD or download?

Chris: "Vinyl or download."

Kerr: "Vinyl."

Sean: "Download"

Grant: "Download."

Style icon?

Chris: "Miles Kane."

Kerr: "Liam Gallagher."

Sean: "Liam Gallagher."

Grant: "Matt Helders."

Favourite clothing brand?

Chris: "Pretty Green."

Kerr: "Fred Perry."

Sean: "Voi."

Grant: "Ralph Lauren."

Favourite film?

Chris: "Snatch or Pulp Fiction."

Kerr: "Pursuit Of Happiness or Control."

Sean: "Shawshank Redemption or Green Mile."

Grant: "Con Air or Four Lions."

Favourite TV show?

Chris: "Cash In The Attic."

Kerr: "How I Met Your Mother or Friends."

Sean: "Friends, Inbetweeners or East Enders."

Grant: "Top Gear or Homes Under The Hammer."

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Kerr: "Morgan Freeman or Helen Mirren."

Sean: "Zach Dingaling from The Hangover."

Grant: "Steve McFadden or Phil Mitchell."

Favourite food?

Chris: "Noodles."

Kerr: "Steak pie or pizza."

Sean: "Larger steak pie"

Grant: "Chipolatas."

Football team?

Chris: "Balotelli."

Kerr: "Dundee FC or Man City."

Sean: "Benteke or Dundee United."

Grant: "Dundee Violets."

All pictures in this feature are taken from the Nova official facebook page!

Thanks to Nova for chatting to us!

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