Introducing: Edited People

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introducing new yorkshire band artist

YOUR NAMES: Alisha, Laura, Tom and Josh.
BAND NAME: Edited People.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Vocals (Alisha), drums (Laura), bass (Tom) and guitar (Josh).
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? Me and Josh first met at university where we spent two years writing and understanding our craft. However, the band has been together for about a year now.

GIVE US THREE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
I believe over the two years of writing, we have managed to craft a unique sound which will hopefully add something fresh to the local scene. Our music is relatable, as lyrically I like to talk about my own experiences – and finally, we have been working hard at making our live shows as fun and thrilling as possible.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
We haven’t actually played live yet. Our first gig will be on the 12th October at the Lending Room in Leeds. I can imagine festivals will really suit our music though, we really love the atmosphere.

edited people leeds band interview

“Build a pool”

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD?
A: Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits.
J: Eddie Cochran – ‘C’mon Everybody’.
L: Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony.
T: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours.

CD?
A: Glee Season 1.
J: Metallica – The Black Album.
L: S Club 7Essential Hits.
T: Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf.

DOWNLOAD?
A: Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’
J: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Dreams’
L: No Doubt – ‘Don’t Speak’
T: Metallica – The Black Album.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
A: Building a studio and a dog.
J: Vintage guitars.
L: Having a drum kit in every room of the house.
T: Build a pool and buy a Rolls-Royce.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
A: Function singer or building my own company.
J: Guitar teacher.
L: Eating Pom Bears or making my own wine in the south of France.
T: Fall back on function work

edited people leeds band interview q&a

“So much talent”

CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
Laura, sadly, likes The Smiths.

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Yorkshire has created many great bands who really inspire us, such as Artic Monkeys, Bring me the Horizon and Marmozets. Also the local scene provides so much talent: We love bands like Hands off Gretel, Dead Naked Hippies, Brooders and many more.

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Neil Peart (Rush) on drums, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) on guitar, Jeff Buckley on vocals and John Entwistle (The Who) on bass.GO SEE THIS FILM: Gladiator

GO READ THIS BOOK: Nina Simone’s autobiography.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Jeff Buckley.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: The Smiths.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: L.A. – they have nicer weather over there.

AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS.
Depends how well the gig went.

Edited People’s single ‘Feel My Skin’ is out now
More info: facebook.com/editedpeopleeditedpeople.co.uk

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