@ Rockinbeerfest, Huntingdon - August 2004
love these guys, I cant tell you how many times Ive
watched them but I definitely follow them wherever they go
whether it's London or Rockinbeerfest. At 12:45 9Foldpunch
had a 45 minute slot and I became really nervous for them.
I personally know them as I'm with the lead singer Simon (ooo
get me!), but when it comes to them on stage, its all
very professional and they are there to entertain and spread
"They began their set with 'Eleven', their instrumental
song where they can really show off their talent. The crowd
seemed to love them, and more people were heading to the front.
As the set progressed the crowd were really enjoying them.
You cant not recognise these guys on stage as
they wear leather, Christian Dior Jackets and flairs usually
catch the eyes of many people.
their own music, and getting inspiration from the likes of
Hendrix, The Ramones, ACDC to modern music such as Sum41 these
guys have a unique sound. The band got the crowd going, and
after a 45 minute jumping set I managed to get a quick interview
with them before they had one with Radio Caroline. The interview
went something like this
long have you guys been together for?
be coming up about 2 years now.
it all going for you?
its good to be doing this festival, and we got a new
album out which is selling really well. The new album is called
'suddenly out of nowhere', it's out in Nemesis records in
St. Ives or you can order it from our website, so its
easily available for anybody who wants to buy it. It
costs £8, 16 tracks, 50p a track.
this your second album?
However we're calling it our first album, we had an EP out
this time last year but this one is a lot more professional,
new recording and there is a lot more production.
would you say is expected of your new album?
quite poppy, and really easy to listen to, its quite
would you say your inspirations were?
Ramones to ACDC to Sum41. We have been compared to The Buzzcocks
a few times and I feel that is quite a far comparison.
would you like to be in a couple of years time?
We would love to be at Leeds and Reading festival playing
main stage, that would truly be amazing.
youre a local band from this area, what advice would
you give to other bands trying to make it?
try to go too big too quickly, try and build your way up,
dont try and start on big events. The way we have done
it, is we made a lot of mistakes, we have done things the
hard way and weve learnt as weve gone along. Just
take advice that you get and if people put you down just come
back twice as strong and just realise that youre the
best and that if you think you can do it and you believe in
yourself then you will succeed.
do you think your gig went today?
really good, after a month of being away on Holiday and having
a break to come back today and perform how we did Im
really happy, the audience seemed to really enjoy it and we
sold CDs which means people enjoyed our music, so thats
the main thing.
you got your own manager/record label?
we have a manager and we're also a signed band now with a
local record label called my nemesis and its
paid for the production of the CDs, recording and we are grateful
for it all.
you got a website for people to find out more about you and
your gig line up?
your next gig?
September over in Bishops Stortford. Its quite a distance
but we are starting to get around and spread out more, which
is what we want.
you say you have an image on stage?
like to think so, it does make a difference as a band, its
good for the audience to have something to look at and remember
visually as well as the music to go with it and it just really
adds to the stage show. Its all about putting a show
on at a gig, as well as reciting your songs. It makes things
more fun on stage and for people to watch and its a
bit more interesting to look at. It doesnt take anything
away from the music its just a combination of things,
an image, the crowd and the performance.
planning on touring next year?
tours are a complicated thing to arrange, whether we tour
with another band or on our own, we're yet to decide but thats
definitely an aim for us.
you see yourselves going your separate ways?
up is not an option with us, we stick together and we all
have the same aim. Until we sell our first 30 million, we
are not breaking up. (Giggles.)
often do you practise?
practise every week, if not more when we have a gig coming
should people come and see you?
full of energy, excitement, entertainment and laughs.
lads played a really good set, with a variety of songs from
their new album. While Oran plays his amazing drum solo the
other three change outfits to put a bit more humour into their
set. Orans drum solo really impressed the audience and
people became more involved with their set.
lads did their 9foldpunch salute and I turned round to find
the crowd doing it back at them, which really meant the crowd
were enjoying their set. You have to see these guys to truly
understand where Im coming from, but working as hard
as they are they deserve to make it.
find out more about them check out their website www.9foldpunch.com
and go to a gig, I promise you will become a fan!