Interview with The Noble Front
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
From the moment I discovered metal and bands from the 90s grunge scene as a teenager, I was hooked. I surrounded myself with other music lovers and we all learned together, forming bands and gigging as much as possible. These days I am a teacher and, after being away from writing and performing for a few years, have rediscovered my love for it. This record is my statement and I’m delighted to get it out there now .
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Over the last couple of years, I have rediscovered music as my creative outlet. I read as well but creatively, playing guitar and writing songs has helped me a lot.
How long has your band been around?
The self-titled record, The Noble Front, is our debut release. I am currently forming a band line-up, and hope to get going with shows and touring in the next couple of months.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are based out of Galway, on the west coast of Ireland.
Music is in our make-up in this part of the world and even though hard rock, metal and punk may not be the prevailing genres in the region, there are all types of music shows and festivals to take inspiration from year round.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
The music I’ve created is a release; a raw and truthful expression of frustration and change. The name, The Noble Front, refers to the facade we portray in our everyday lives. Everyone has their battles. The name recognises this and the music attempts to go beyond it.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Right now, I’m trying not to get too far ahead of myself! There are some amazing post-punk and rock bands in Galway and around Ireland and playing with some of those would be amazing.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Play the music you enjoy listening to. Write the music that comes most naturally to you. Never force it. Never aim to please.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Create this record sooner ! (Although it may not have been the same at that stage in my life )
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Not For Me or Tired & Down. They are both very personal songs of change and frustration. They are very cathartic for me.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
The creative process involves myself writing and creating the bones of the track on guitar/vox. I record it roughly and add drums and bass. The production and studio sessions may alter layout, sound and additional instruments and vocals. What inspires me is listening to all sorts of new (and old) music across different genres. My own lives experiences inspire me also.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Nothing political. I want to create raw, hard hitting riffs and beats that the listener sees the reality in, the genuineness of. The lyrics mean a lot to me, and express feelings common to everyone.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
The release of our debut record, The Noble Front, on January 4th 2024. Follow our social media platforms for upcoming shows also.