Guys, Please tell our readers who are you and what you have
been up to lately…?
Hello! We are Adrian, Chris, Adam,
Josh and Tim - together we make the alternative rock band 'The
Scholars'. After a summer packed full of gigs we have started
to make some serious progress having been taken on to release
a few singles over the coming months and eventually an album
readers, who may not have heard of you before, please describe
your sound/style and influences.
While we have progressed and broken
away from our influences as we have become more confident as
songwriters and as a collective, we are usually compared to
alternative acts such as Editors, Interpol, Coldplay and The
you got coming up between now and Christmas…?
The main event between now and Christmas
is our debut single 'Turbulence' being released. This will be
available only on iTunes from October 26th and will soon be
available to be pre-ordered online. We're also playing the odd
gig here and there despite now being back at Universities and
Colleges etc. The most notable of these will be the prestigious
OX4 festival up and down Cowley Road - the epicentre of Oxford's music scene! We
also have a very flash official website on the way: keep your
eyes peeled for that one.
has been your favourite gig so far and why?
Our favourite gig so far would have
to be our spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Truck Festival
back in July. It is a fantastic festival that boasts big acts
yet a friendly atmosphere, and pulled it off brilliantly. Our
set also got extensive Radio 1 and BBC Oxford coverage - result!
Also worth a mention would be our support slot with one of our
favourite bands, The Cinematics, in London at The Fly last
been the biggest success The Scholars have achieved
Our biggest success to date would
arguably be winning the BBC Introducing 'Battle
of the Bands' in Oxford
to secure the final spot on the Truck Festival line-up. We were
rank outsiders and relatively unknown against stiff competition
and Oxford regulars, but came through on the night.
We're now established regularly on the Oxford music scene which is great fun.
tell us something exclusive and of interest about The Scholars, which
is not common knowledge to your fans?
Despite what some people may think,
we are not a band that perpetuates the rock and roll stereotype
- during recording time we enjoy hot ribena and stone baked
pizzas in our producer's AGA - a tool that no studio should
anything else you wish to add and share with the readers of
The New Roxette?
Having headlined the 'Young Bands'
section at this years 'Music In The
Market' festival back in the spring, Buckinghamshire, in an
area that we always recall with great fondness. Thank you to
everyone who came along and cheered for us that day, and if
any of you remember us still then thank you so much! Keep up
to date with us on myspace and our various other social networking
sites, and download the many releases we have coming up over
the next few months! We will be extremely grateful if you do
so and support us in our quest to make what we love our full
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