Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Selfish Needs

Selfish NeedsSelfish Needs are Danny Lee, Sam McGill, Jake Littlejohn and Hamish McGowan; four talented lads hailing from Edinburgh who are making wicked music. There’s a heartfelt element to their lyrics which makes their music easy to relate to and will simply make you feel good. So grab your Raincoats, because there’s an indie storm coming through and it’s name is Selfish Needs!

AMBY: Hey Selfish Needs! What’s the band been up to lately?

Selfish Needs: We’re just recently out of the studio recording our first single Last Time and just playing as many gigs as possible.

AMBY: What’s the inspiration behind your sound?

Selfish Needs: Bands like The View, The Vaccines and Arctic Monkeys are all influences. Although we are all into slightly different music so there are of other genres in there too! We like a bit of everything!

AMBY: Your new singles Last Time and Where It Began are amazing! What was it like recording them?

Selfish Needs: Glad you like them! It was a really great experience and we had such a good time doing it! It was our first experience in a major studio so that was pretty strange for us all, hopefully a taste of what’s to come!

AMBY: What’s something you’d like to do that you haven’t done yet?

Selfish Needs: We would like to gig further out than our home town Edinburgh, the dream is definitely to play T in the park!

AMBY: What’s your favourite Selfish Needs track?

Selfish Needs: Probably Last Time or Going Home With You, good fun to play.

AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?

Selfish Needs: It would definitely be something along the lines of “Oasis with support from The View and Selfish Needs” haha.

AMBY: If you could invite any three of your influences to dinner, who would you choose?

Selfish Needs: Kyle Falconer from The View would be a must, he seems like a good laugh. Jim Morrison and Noel Gallagher would also be welcome..

AMBY: What does the band have planned for this year?

Selfish Needs: Hoping to go into the studio fairly soon and record a couple of new tracks. Apart from that, just playing as many gigs as we can get our hands on!

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

Selfish Needs: Our songs have just went up on iTunes, so that’s got us all excited!

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Selfish Needs that nobody knows yet?

Selfish Needs: We are all pros at Fifa….. except Sam.


Listen to Raincoat below! And lastly, thank you Selfish Needs, for giving me your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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