Sam Forrest (vocals/guitar), David Jones (guitar/bass), Martin Cohen (bass/guitar), and James Galley (drums)
Did you enjoy supporting Kaiser Chiefs on their recent tour?
Sam: It was good.
David: They were really nice!
Are you looking forward to the NME tour?
Sam: Yes it should be a great show
David: It will be interesting seeing all those great bands on one bill!
You sound very similar to Nirvana, which bands do you like?
Entire Band: Led Zeppelin and Queens of the Stone Age
Manchester seems to churn out a lot of great bands - Oasis for example, as well as your own band - but are there any other bands that you think we should keep a look out for?
James: Free Cake.
Sam: There's a guy called Nick Ainsworth from The Former Bullies who's just a singer with a guitar backed up by a drummer.
What do you think about downloading music?
David: I think its a good thing - it gives you a chance to listen to an album and decide if you like it or not, and I download a lot of music but will go out and buy it if I like it!
Have you had any strange experiences whilst touring?
Sam: When we played in Japan we had these screens that we could see ourselves on, it is really strange playing whilst being able to see yourself on a huge screen!
At that point the band members were whisked away to do their soundcheck. eGigs would like to thank Nine Black Alps and Matt@Hyperlaunch arranging this interview.
Catch Nine Black Alps on the NME tour from May 16th 2005!