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Noiseheads talks about upcoming record “Sitcoms for Aliens”

Breaking onto the underground scene with their debut album, Noiseheads has garnered notable critic reviews. The band indeed caught the attention of those in the industry who are looking for the next big movement in rock music.

I got the chance to talk to Nick Gray (vocals and guitar), to talk about the band’s upcoming record “Sitcoms for Aliens”, due out January 5, 2018.

Hello Nick! Thanks for taking time to answer a few questions for us, at Distrolution! Can you please tell us who is in your band and how did you put Noiseheads together? Noiseheads started as a solo project, not unlike Grohl with Foo Fighters. I put up some demos in 2010, put together a band and haven’t looked back since.

You guys have been in the music industry for quite a long time now. You indeed released your debut album in 1994. How much do you think your music has evolved over time? 1994 was a little “on the nose” in the sense that we intentionally hearkened back to that time period musically because I felt there was something missing in modern rock, especially mainstream. We had the idea that you could still write poppy songs while maintaining the authenticity and genuineness that some of our favorite artists had: The Beatles, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, etc.

Since then, we’ve tried to create and produce music that embodied that same spirit but in today’s musical spectrum.

You also dropped your new track “72,” taken from your upcoming album Sitcoms for Aliens, due out January 5, 2018. Can you tell us more about this single? ’72 makes me think of a road trip. My parents listened to almost nothing but 70s music as I was growing up. I think that era to them represents a simpler, freer time. We fear being lost in life but it’s sometimes necessary in order to find ourselves, and so, to me, that song is about finding yourself through journeying somewhere you’ve never been.

We don’t have a keyboardist in the band, and I wouldn’t call myself a keyboardist but I do play a little, so I put some classic rock organ in there because it felt right and it reminded me of the music from that decade.

Let’s talk about your upcoming album. What’s the story behind it and what kind of songs can we expect to hear? Also what do you really hope your fans will take from this upcoming record? It’s a very loosely-based concept album, and it started with this idea that if aliens were watching our planet on TV, what would they think? What emotions would they feel? The album ranges from happy to sad to cynical to serious all within 35 minutes, and it’s designed to be enjoyed both passively and actively – you can dive into the meaning of everything or just throw it on to listen.

To finish, what is one lesson you’ve learned that you think is important to pass onto other bands? It’s too easy to get discouraged, so don’t lose sight of why you started in the first place. Remember that you’re making art, so don’t worry about anything else other than making it great.

Thank you so much for your time, Nick. Please don’t forget that the band’s new record will be out on January 5th. Save the date!

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Gray

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