I recently got the opportunity to chat with Alex from Nolita View about their track “Wasted Dreams”. A track that oozes early 2000’s sound with funky upstroke guitars dubbed with delayed harmonic melodies. If you enjoy the sounds of Modest Mouse and Frans Ferdinand then this is one for you. The UK based group delivered a knockout with their latest release which you can listen to below.
Getting To Know: Nolita ViewPosted on May 5, 2015
Play Too Much: Your sound is very pop guitar driven with gorgeous amounts of vocal grunge. There are moments in your song “Wasted Dreams” that remind me of Hard Fi’s Suburban Knights. Who would you say are your influences?
Alex: Talking Heads, The Replacements. We’ve been starting to get a few Modest Mouse comparisons so perhaps they’ve been an influence too- a bit more subconsciously.
PTM: Tell me a little more about you guys. Where are you from? How long have you been doing this for?
Alex: We’re from Battersea, South London. We bought all this second hand recording equipment on eBay and we’ve been recording everything ourselves at this little studio space we have access to.
PTM: Very cool. Where does the band name come from?
Alex: We ended up taking it from an old song by the National called ‘Driver Surprise Me’. We also lived not too far from NoLita in New York for a little while when we were younger.
PTM: What do you want people to know about your music?
Alex: Well in terms of the writing process we all contribute and we only follow through on ideas that genuinely excite us and interest us. So hopefully that helps keep it sounding uncontrived and as honest as possible.