INTERVIEW WITH WE’RE ALL ALIENS 10/07/2020
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and who’s your biggest influences
Ans:We’re All Aliens were forged in fire at the beginning of time and came through a black hole
between the fabric of reality and fiction to land in Northwich in 2019, via temporal shift and
although the authorities did tests on us, we were able to still practice exemplary grammar and
spelling and release our debut album ‘Get A Life’ in February 2020. Although adherence to
the Roman calendar is something we’ve had to endure, it has meant punctuality has been
respected at rehearsals and influences, though wide, can be crystallised around 80’s & 90’s
hard rock bands, a dollop of 70’s funk, some skinny tie punk and new wave and some fantasy
The Big A plays the drums and is chief engineer on the ship. Monsieur Laurent Barucq is first
officer and bass. Biff is Scientific Officer and guitars. JJ is captain and vocals.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Ans:Inspiration comes from a seemingly undecipherable code that changes on a daily basis. Today
we’ve been mostly been drawing inspiration from:
Wings, Electric Light Orchestra, Rolling Stones, Empire Strikes Back, Audioslave, Leon
Russell, Lenny Kravitz, Arcadia, Linkin Park, INXS, Enter the Dragon,N.E.R.D, Simple Minds
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Ans:Favourite song is always the one that gets the best audience reaction. 'Where Do You Stand’
which is track two on the ‘Get A Life’ album is a joy to play and gets the crowd moving
certainly, plus there’s lots of room for improvisation so we tend to jam the break down a bit live
and throw in some snippets from other bands. In the past we’ve thrown in ‘Old Town Road’ by
Lil Nas, ‘Magic Bus’ by The Who, ‘Sign O’ The Times’ by Prince and even ‘Need You Tonight’
by INXS. I like the spontaneity of that and seeing where it takes us on any given night.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
Ans:If the Big A can fix the flux capacitor and we can get a replacement hyperdrive from the scrap
yard, we may decide to swerve touring Earth at all in 2020 given this rather nasty bug that’s
been floating around and shows no signs of abating.
MM: What can we expect from We’re All Aliens live
Expect to see a four piece rock band. Only better.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring
Ans:Best thing: Audiences Worst thing: Pandemics
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Ans:Iron Maiden because Bruce can fly the plane and beyond that we’d have to ask them because
it would be inappropriate to invite another two bands onto their lovely aircraft without
permission. It’s like bringing one of your acquaintances along to a party that only you’ve been
invited to. Imagine being responsible for Ed Sheeran being ejected from Iron Maiden’s plane
for not flushing. You’d feel so responsible. But certainly Ed, because you’d massively cut down
on tour rider and per diems. Providing he’s learned how to pull the chain. “Hey Sheeran, I’d be
much happier if you didn’t leave this lego house south of the border.” “Sorry Bruce.”
MM: Whats the most memorable concert youve been to (other than your own) and why
Ans:Prince at the Manchester Apollo, when he removed a person on the front row and made them
exchange their seat with someone on the back row, then invited the guy up on stage to watch
the show from a cushion filled harem.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
Ans:Getting played on Planet Rock, Kerrang and BBC Introducing is pretty cool.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
Ans:‘Sign O’ The Times’ by Prince and ‘The Joshua Tree’ by U2
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people
Ans:I was 15, a month before my final exams. But to paraphrase Mr Shneebly: “That was my final
exam.” A school band, playing to my mates. Brilliant gig. An older band who lent us their PA
said it would go by in a flash and it did. I can remember almost all the set too. We opened
with ‘She Sells Sanctuary,’ then straight into ‘Rock’n’roll’ by Led Zep. It helped that three of the
five of us could play, because I didn’t have a clue.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Ans: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Simple Minds, U2, Madonna and Judge Dredd (the
Comic strip character not the reggae artist.
MM:Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
Ans:I think the origins of rock and metal can be traced to the following pivot points: You Really Got
Me - The Kinks, Paperback Writer - The Beatles then Hendrix, then Helter Skelter, then Led
Zep then BOOM!
But if you wanted me to point my finger on who influenced people to make loud noise with a
guitar more than anyone then it’s probably Hendrix. But then you could trace it back to the
blues guys so it could be Robert Johnson. But from the notion of greater influence then
MM:Whats the most important thing to the band right now?
Ans: Reaching as many people as possible with the music and getting them to like, follow and share
our stuff on all platforms.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
Ans:I fancy having a crack at ‘Human’ by Rag’N’Bone man. I reckon that could be heavy and
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Ans:Because Rock’N’Roll can save your soul and our music is the key to set yourself free.
MM: Four words to describe We’re All Aliens
Ans:We’re All Aliens Rock
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