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Saturday, 1 September 2012

BritRockArmy Q&A - The Bedroom hour

Time for another Q&A with another great unsigned band. This time The answers are supplied by Hillingdon based alternative rock band The Bedroom Hour. They are another band that have been booked to play for BritRockArmy, playing at our Balls to Cancer benefit concert on March 7th. Here's their latest track Escape, available to listen to on Soundcloud.

Escape by thebedroomhour

1 Please introduce us to the members of the band.

Stuart Drummond -vocals
Rob Payne - guitars
Mark Dudley - keyboards
Mattia milan - bass
Ryan Pincott- drums

2 What musical genre would you say you fit into best?

We like alternative as it doesn't really put us in a box! We don't wanna say we are indie, rock, punk, blues, cos we take elements of all these genres!

3 Who are your musical influences?

Our main influences are Doves, Elbow, Boxer Rebellion, Death Cab For Cutie, Interpol, Pink Floyd, Doors although we don't sound too much like these bands

 4 How did you get together as a band?

We formed from the break up of two bands who regularly gigged together and met on the circuit! We decided to join forces to write credible music

5 If you could collaborate with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

The Beatles
Stone roses 
Boxer rebellion

3 bands we respect highly

6 Would you rather play arena gigs, or smaller intimate gigs?

 Smaller intimate gigs have always suited our sound and there is so much more of an atmosphere to bigger stages! Although we would never rule out playing an arena

7 If you could play any venue in the World, where would it be?

A headline show at Knebworth would be great also south by south west festival in Texas would be great

8 Where do you see the band in 5 years time?

In 5 years we will have sell out shows a top selling album and most important gained respect as top song writers

 9 Signed or independent

Independent for now but that could change very soon

10 What's been favourite gig you've played, and why?

 The Cavern in Liverpool was great because of the history!

Also the academy supporting the Stone Roses tribute band! These were gigs with our former bands

11 Where's the worst venue you've played?

We have enjoyed every venue we have played but we have had 1 or 2 gigs in the middle of nowhere! 1 in Ireland!

12 If you could cover any song, what would it be and why?

We spoke about covering drive all night by Roy Orbison just to be different

13 What song would you like played at your funeral?

Another one bites the dust!

14 What song would you/did you have as your first dance at your wedding?

Stu- band of horses
Rob- happy together 
Mark- day like today elbow

The Bedroom Hour headline the O2 Academy in Islington on Saturday September 22nd, on stage 9:20pm.

If you're in the area, make sure you get down there to see these guys live!!

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