Interview: Alien Feelings
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Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hi, we are Alien Feelings. We are a four-piece alternative rock band from Wrexham, North Wales. We are Josh, Dale, Ryan and Tim and we have been playing together for just over a year. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.
The band formed when I (Josh.) was working on a little home demo and quickly realized I had no clue what I was doing. I had the tunes, just no real knowledge of music production.
I got in touch with Dale, a friend of mine and a really talented musician with a passion for recording. The two of us recorded a demo of “Good looking.” In a single session at Dales house. From there we decided that this was no longer a Josh Evans project, but the start of something else entirely. Ryan and I had played together a couple of times before and attempted to get something going, but time after time it just never worked out. So, when he joined Alien feelings he just felt like an instant fit to the band and added that something that was missing. Tim followed shortly after having never even played an instrument before, so to say we threw him in at the deep end would be a bit of an understatement. Thankfully he did not drown beyond the point of resuscitation nor was he eaten by sharks and is still with us today and continues to make leaps and bounds as we carry on this journey together.
What’s the origin of the band’s name?
Josh was working one night at his old job in the Spar, when a colleague said to him “I don’t hate anyone, it’s such an Alien feeling.” It instantly resonated with Josh and he knew that would be the name of the band before they’d even formed. The name to us is a creative license to do whatever we like and to not feel bound by genre or any other nonsense.
Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We’re from Wrexham in North Wales. There’s not much of a music scene here really, other than being the host of Focus Wales. It’s a chav town, they like the charts and not much else. You get looked at funny if you dress a little differently around here. But there are a few local bands that we’d happily recommend such as, Alpha chino, Lady and the tramps, The Cazales and Soul shepherd.
How would you describe your style?
we think, it’s indie rock fused with punk and grunge. But there are a lot of different nods to different styles in our music, because we simply love it. We don’t really like to confine ourselves to a single genre because there’s so much we want to do. We draw inspiration from all kinds of music. Saying that, we’re a rock band at heart and always will be. We won’t be ditching the guitars anytime soon.
What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
To date we have only released our Debut EP Bondage and Lipstick. It is available to stream on all major platforms. People can expect to be impressed and blown away by its infectious melodies and song writing, delivered with that signature Alien feelings sauce. Oh yum!
Do you have any new music in the works? So far with lock down we have been limited with writing space, but we have got our second EP in the works, its already been recorded roughly by Dale and is now in the hands of our management. We don’t intend on sitting still now we are allowed to run! We just want to keep creating and releasing music now that we have the platform.
How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We’re in Wales, so with things being as they are (Covid-19 regulations.) We don’t have any clear view on when we’re going to be performing next. We’ve already had to miss out on so much since lockdown began including The night and day café in Manchester and The great escape festival in Brighton. As soon as we can, we’ll be gigging with a newfound appreciation that wasn’t there pre lockdown. A tour next year would be absolutely fantastic, so we’re just keeping our fingers crossed right now.
What plans do you have for the future as a band?
As a band we have no intentions of slowing this crazy train down. As long as the four of us remain physically and mentally capable of writing and performing, and we continue to get a similar response, Alien Feelings won’t be going away anytime soon, unless Covid or the destiny controlling mole people state otherwise.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find us on your Spotify, Amazon music, Deezer, YouTube music, Soundcloud and Apple music accounts as well as other major streaming platforms.
What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Not to piss their pants with excitement and to realise that we’re still a very young band and that every ounce of support matters and means the world to us. We’d love to grow our audience exponentially and that we want you all to know that we love you and can’t wait to continue sharing our music with you for many years to come.
Here is a list of our social links