Interview With The New 1920's 15th July 2009
The New 1920'sWe sent Colin Francis from The New 1920's some questions via e-mail to find out what the band have been up to over the past couple of months and what they have planned for the future.

Can you give us a bit of history about The New 1920-, such as how you got together and came up with the band name?
It all came together from a fundamental need to vibe! All of our paths crossed due to the fact that we love writing and playing music and it's led us to this, a solid band with solid songs.

The name of the band is taken from an old time whiskey based cocktail. Pretty good to kick your night into play!

You are releasing your debut self titled EP later this month, what can people expect from it once it is released?
They can expect it to make them feel pretty awesome.

From what I have heard your EP is fantastic and crammed full of really upbeat killer songs, are you happy with the final result and what is your favourite track from it?
Yeah we're stoked with it. It's a decent introduction to the band. The songs are a few of the earlier ones so it's good to lay them down, put them out and allow folks to have a taster. It's got a big sound and it does a good job of getting the energy of the band across. We all have a different favorite track as it goes. They're all pretty rad!!haha

You worked with Stuart Richardson and a few members of the Lostprophets on your debut EP, how did this come about and what was that experience like?
I've known the guys in lostprophets for a long time now and Stuart, Mike and Ian are really into the songs and ideas we have. They're all super easy to work with and helped us get some direction. They've learnt a lot from their own experiences so it was good to have that brought to the table.

You have toured with some great bands such as the Lostprophets, Kids In Glass Houses, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and many others, how did these opportunities come about and which band have you enjoyed supporting with the most?
These are all friends of ours and they're all about supporting each others projects and helping out as much as they can. It wouldn't happen if they didn't believe in the songs that The New 1920 have so thats very flattering and we are really grateful for the support from them. Plus they like to hang out with us because we are skill. Bosh!

You have a short tour coming up in just under two weeks time, how excited are you about this?
We are so buzzed to get on the road, you wouldn't believe it! We want to get out there and play as much as possible. It'll give people a chance to see what we're all about and hear the other songs that we have in the set. That's how you start developing your fan base. Its the best way. We love playing live and we love meeting people.

What could someone who has never seen you before expect from your live show?
A lot of energy and a ton of big tunes. We want people to leave these shows thinking 'I cant wait to see that band again and I cant wait to hear those songs again and again........and what cool guys they were.'

What’s next for the band after your EP has been released and you have completed your tour?
We gotta get an album out there. More songs, more shows, more people. It's that simple!

What do you think about the current state of the music industry?
It's a fickle one and a bit of a ball ache to be honest!

One last random question that we ask everyone, if you could be an animal out of a Zebra and a Giraffe which one would you be and why?
I reckon I'd be a zebra as it goes. Each one is unique in it's stripes but they all have a mohawk! pretty cool! They love a good social aswell! Plus, they're name is derived from the word zevra which actually means 'wild ass'. Say no more!!

Thanks for your time, is there a message you would like to leave to your fans reading this?
lets hang out and play zebras. You rule.

Interview By Trigger
 Band Members

Colin Francies (Vocals)
Pete Leakey (Guitar)
Drew Elliot (Bass)
William Taylor (Drums)
 Latest Releases
Billy Talent - III
Release Date - 13th July 2009

1. Come Around
2. Amber Gambler
3. Head For The Exit
4. Keep On (Live Acoustic)
 Band Related Links
The New 1920's Myspace