Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ The New Union

The New UnionThe New Union are an alternative indie band from Brighton who are delivering cleverly written songs with some great components. The track of theirs which really hits home for me is, funny enough, Home. Home has a lovely downbeat and spiraling guitar which allows for the vocals to just take off. They sing, “home is where your heart will stay.” And the band are right, but if you listen to their music, The New Union is where your heart and music loving mind will stay. So to see what the group have been up to, we spoke about inspirations, first concerts and an upcoming single!

AMBY: Hello, thanks for doing this interview! Introduce yourselves to everyone, who are The New Union?

The New Union: Hello! We are a 4 piece guitar band from Brighton.

AMBY: For those unfamiliar with your group, how would you describe your music to others?

The New Union: Somewhere in between Death Cab For Cutie/ Local Natives / Coldplay . We’ve been told we sound like these bands but we’re not totally sure what we sound like, without sounding pretentious at all.

AMBY: Who inspires you as musicians?

The New Union: I guess other bands, our lives and the places we’ve lived.

AMBY: What song would you love to cover?

The New Union: Personally, one of my favourite songs of all time is Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie, so I would love to give that a bash.

AMBY: Your debut single Without You is extremely addictive. What was the inspiration behind the track?

The New Union: Thank you! The genesis of the song came from the notion of having a quick, three minute pop song which we felt was missing from our set. The idea was to have the lyrics almost struggling to get out before the next line. It was something that I felt would create a great feeling in the song, live and on record.

AMBY: What was the first concert you attended and what was that experience like?

The New Union: The first concert i ever went to was a Green Day show in Brighton, and it was so bad i was actually physically sick. Green Day made me ill.

AMBY: Who do you wish would just go away?

The New Union: I’m not sure I’d wish that on anyone! Maybe Louis Walsh.

AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?

The New Union: Local Natives- Gorilla Manor, Death Cab For Cutie- Transatlanticism, Bloc Party- Silent Alarm.

AMBY: What is the best song of 2012?

The New Union: Childhood- Blue Velvet.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The New Union that nobody knows yet?

The New Union: We’ve got a single coming out in February/March! And sometimes at band practice, Richard sings all of our sings in a really broad Yorkshire accent.


Thank you The New Union, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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