I had a chance to talk to up and coming Los Angeles band Indians. Their debut album is available now on iTunes and they have just started their November residency at the Silverlake Lounge. Indians are a band on the rise and we’re proud to delve a bit into their psyche on BestNewBands.com. They are irreverent, keen to mess up whatever conception you have of what a band should be and willing to craft their own creation tale. Perhaps the only thing they are serious about is their activist attitudes towards the environment. As you will see press pieces such as this are taken with such a grain of salt that getting anything substantive is like asking what the definition of is is.
Matty D: For those who don't know who are Indians & how long have you been together?
Indians: Just broke one year ago. The band is comprised of: Joe Hursley (Vocals), Pat Hursley (Drums), Mike McGill (Bass/Synth) & Michael Hays (Lead Guitar)
Matty D: How'd you land the coveted Monday Night Residency at Silver Lake Lounge?
Indians: Silverlake Lounge residency was tackled with the help of an old agent and our collective past musical endeavors.
Matty D: Everybody wants to know what artists influence a band, but what I'm interested in is what groups you never want to be compared to?
Indians: Fall Out Boy, Creed, Celine Dion
Matty D: A few of you are very environmentally conscious. What was the impetus for this?
Indians: The earth is sick, we want to help when at all possible.
Matty D: What are your favorite drinks? If beer what kind?
Indians: Good Coffee, and a dark Ale (New Castle/Bass/Bells two hearted Ale), coconut water, breast milk.
Matty D: What is the best place in the world to hear new music not counting LA?
Indians: On Mushrooms.
Matty D: Better George Michael: solo or Wham?
Matty D: Mustaches for pederasts or Hipsters?
Indians: Mustaches are for everyone, women included.
Matty D: What do you want to achieve as a band, collectively?
Indians: Make enough to be comfortable and help a few causes we believe strongly in.
Matty D: Ocean, city or Mountain living?
Indians: All, and plenty of vacation time. We like to think of ourselves as country in the front, city in the back.