Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Allah-Las

Allah-LasAllah-Las make us think back to nice days on the beach and watching the waves ride. This Los Angeles quartet are creating rad noise that will carry you away into their musical world. Take their song Sacred Sands, for example. It’s a wicked instrumental carried by vivid guitar riffs, tambourines, and 60s vibes- the music itself is coloured. Allah-Las graciously spoke with AMBY about the story behind Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind), touring new places, and something nobody knows about them yet!

AMBY: How would you describe Allah-Las’ sound to those unfamiliar with your music?

Allah-Las: Rock n roll influenced by the greatest sounds of yore.

AMBY: What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?

Allah-Las: Nothing funny ever happens, only serious, embarrassing things.

AMBY: Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) is a fine song, what is the story behind it?

Allah-Las: It’s a song about begging a girl to clarify her intentions.

AMBY: If you were a heavy metal band whom would you be and why?

Allah-Las: Nannette Nunanacci and the Cryptics, because they are at once heavy and gentle.

AMBY: You have recently released your self titled debut album. What does the band have planned next?

Allah-Las: We’ll be recording a new single soon, followed by SXSW, a partial US tour with the Black Angels in April, and a European tour in May.

AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?

Allah-Las: Nannette Nunanacci and The Cryptics.

AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?

Allah-Las: Bob Lind, Billy Nicholls, Joe South, Nannette Nunanacci and The Cryptics.

AMBY: If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would you choose?

Allah-Las: Keif R., Charlie Sheen, Nannette Nunanacci.

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

Allah-Las: Recording the new songs we’ve been working on and touring places we’ve never been to.

AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?

Allah-Las: White Panther Party Statement – Points 2, 4, & 6.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Allah-Las that nobody knows yet?

Allah-Las: We all met while studying at DeVry University. Miles saw Pedrum with a Nannette Nunanacci record under his arm and they became fast friends. Spencer and Matt saw Miles and Pedrum talking about Nannette Nunanacci while walking by and joined in on the conversation, also becoming fast friends. The whole record store story is a lie.


Thank you Allah-Las, for giving us your answers!

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