Six Questions With Wide Eyed Boy
We recently launched a new series here on Indie Minded called “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.
Next in the hot seat is Liverpool-based indie alternative band Wide Eyed Boy. We have covered these guys before on the site, but if you missed it…sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
Hi, We’re from all over the place! Germany, Australia and the UK but we all met and formed the band while we were studying in Liverpool. It’s a hard question to describe your own music but we say New Wave Pop/Rock (Tom).
As an artist, how do you define success?
It’s different for everyone. But we’ve been lucky enough to play a lot of gigs around the UK and in Germany. We’ve seen a few people singing the words to our songs and that felt amazing. For us being able to tour around the world and sell out big venues would feel like huge success (Tom).
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
I think the greatest struggle (which in my opinion will always be a struggle) is getting your music heard for people out there to enjoy and experience with you. The only reason being, there are so many people in the world who are in our position, who make music or art and want to show people their work and so much of it is amazing, it’s a lot of material for audiences to take in. Not everyone can listen to everything. There are no creative boundaries in music and that’s why so much of can be made. I guarantee you there is music in the world that I would love that I still haven’t discovered yet but that is quite exciting (Kobi).
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Probably a track called “Loving You Is So Easy”…only because it has a beat that gets me down and dancing and I get to do a chaotic guitar solo (Kobi).
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Growing up in different places i think we’ve all been influenced by lots of different stuff – but artists like David Bowie, Jackson and Prince are a big one. More currently Clean Cut Kid, Circa Waves and Blossoms (Jonny).
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
A lot of things help the flow of creativity. I personally love to watch films that trigger me emotionally. I really enjoy the theatre and exhibitions as well. What probably works best though is to listen to my friends stories and their thoughts. It gives me a lot of inspiration in writing. Also I’m most creative at dawn when everyone around me is fast asleep (Oli).
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