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Artist INTERVIEW: 9 O'CLOCK NASTY


1. Hey 9’ o clock Nasty, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. What first got you into music?

Pete was made to get into music by an unscrupulous family friend who made him the guitarist in a child-band that played in smoky bars for sweets and chocolate. Years later he found out how much the family friend had been paid for each gig and hunted them down. Sydd was born from a punk egg and was literally drumming in the cradle. Ted still isn’t into music. He just likes hanging out with musicians.


2. Who inspired you to make music?

Adrenaline and the desire to impress people. We thought it would be a care free lifestyle where we would change politics, get laid, get rich and amuse the masses with our dazzling wit. We saw live bands and we knew we could do better. We did better. We are of course now rich, constantly get laid and amuse masses. It was in our horoscopes.


3. What are you focusing on right now?

We have our first gigs this summer, starting with a concert in Brighton in August. Our songs were written to be recorded, so we are having to rebuild them to work as a live cabaret show. We want it to be really special and somewhat strange, and from the rehearsals so far, we think it will be both. We’ve also just finished working on a couple of collaborative projects with other bands that will see the light later this year and are new territory for us, and finally we’ve just finished our next release, Team Player, due out of 25th June.


4. What are your long term goals?

We are free of long term goals. We live for the moment, for the next release, so the next event. We’re artists in the sense that all we care about is what we make, and once we’ve made it we move on. The closest thing we could have to a long term goal is to create a body of work to be proud of. Viewing figures on Spotify are irrelevant. We would rather have ten people think we were the best band they had ever known than a million who thought we were nearly as goods as Coldplay.


5. What is the biggest decision you’ve had to make?

As a band, it was to form the band. We’re strong individuals and we don’t always collaborate naturally. To really be in an effective band together you have to surrender a lot of control and trust the collective to do something better than you can do alone. We spent at least a year almost being in a band. Nearly rehearsing. Nearly having songwriting sessions. We were Strict. Then we were the Koala Mittens (our super secret band chat channel is still called Koala Mittens), then when the land was struck with plague we became 9 o’clock Nasty.


6. What’s your scariest experience?

Pete once went on the ghost train at the funfair. At the exit a man dressed in black slapped his hand on people’s shoulders to make them jump. Pete punched him by instinct and soon we had the whole of the funfair trying to kill us. When they found us we were laughing so hard they sort of lost their anger, or decided we were insane and left us alone. More than once hysterical laughter has helped us escape from a dangerous situation.


7. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?

None. We are utterly obsessed with music. We spend every spare moment practicing, writing, recording, refining. One day we will finish and we will do something else, but for now, we are 9 o’clock Nasty, and there is nothing else.


8. What was your favorite subject in school?

Music, Sex Education, Lunchtime. Ted once made a wooden train in school that was so bad that the teacher burst into tears.


9. What’s your favorite 2010’s album?

Catch Nasty. It’s available from our website. We’re anticipating the I Am The Unicorn Head LP, we love Boombox Blasts by the Margaret Hooligans and of course The Qwarks are Cancelled by the Qwarks.


10. Do you agree with the Pigeon?

Raccoons and pigeons rarely disagree. So yes. We currently back Pigeon 100%. But we could change our minds.


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