|L-R: James, Jessica, Moses, Jacob|
Rising from the ashes that was Modern Fighting Vehicles, Native Roses has been one of my
Whenever my friends ask me for new songs/artists/bands they could have a listen to, the first thing that almost always escapes my lips are the following words: "Listen to Native Roses. You won't regret it." Regardless of whether these people listen to Mumford & Sons or Nicki Minaj, my answer is always the same.
Their sound could be described as a mixture of folk, pop, and rock, so it's hard not to want to sing along in your bedroom with a hairbrush for a microphone as their music plays at the highest volume. Don't deny it, because I know I would. Here, have a sample of their EP and tell me - HOW CAN YOU NOT RESIST SINGING ALONG TO THAT?
The members, aka James (who I've likened to know as the fuzzy teddy bear with an unsurprisingly relaxing voice), Jessica, Moses, and Jacob
1. Tell us about yourself/your band/group.
Native Roses are Jacob, James, Jessica and Moses and we are a blend of Brighton flavoured Folk, Pop and Rock.
2. How did you start?
With some instruments, a Bird, a Pigeon and bucket load of noise that sounded like it could one day be an album.
3. How would you describe your sound?
We spend so much time making it we find it very difficult to say. It's big, rhythmic and stuffed full of harmonies. If you tweet @NativeRosesUK on or after July 2nd we'll send you our latest single for free and you can decide for yourself.
4. Who is/are your musical inspiration/s?
David Bowie, Dr Dre, JJ Cale, The Police and the top ten R&B songs from the 90's.
5. Why did you choose to go into the music industry?
When we were kids it seemed like the best way to get chicks. Now we're older it's the only thing we're good at.
6. What makes you different from all the other musicians?
There's a rabbit in our band.
7. Tips for aspiring musicians?
Don't have a rabbit in your band.
8. How did you come up with the name?
It's the name of a painting by Brett Whiteley. His paintings are completely wild, indescribable. It was like there was a hurricane in his imagination. We have a book in our house that's got some crazy stuff in it and it's called Native Rose.
9. Anything else?
Thanks for having us! X X X XThey were also nice enough to send us a photo that apparently no one else has (and it has the rabbit in it too). It's a really adorable photo. Have a look yourself!
And that's about it! If you liked them, please do at least one of the following to show your support for them! Thanks!
- Purchase their EP on iTunes
- Like them on Facebook
- Follow them on Twitter
- Add them on MySpace
- Subscribe to them on YouTube