You performed at The SUBlist BOTB 2 years running. What was it like for you as a band and did it help you in any way?
Great experience, and a good opportunity to meet loads of other bands, and bring our music to people from different parts of the Highlands especially. We’ve also kept in touch with a few, including Bicycle Day from Edinburgh, which we’re hoping to get a gig with once this virus is out the way.
What do you guys think about mixing politics with music?
We personally just write about what comes to us at the time, whether its political or not. We wouldn’t necessarily say it mattered.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Collectively, we’d say our new single “Victim to the culture”.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Elwyn : Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys
Aaron : Elliot Smith
Craig : John Bonham
Ross : Don Henley of the Eagles
What is the most trouble you’ve ever got into as a band?
We’ve had many messy nights but not a lot suitable to mention on here lol!
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Keep it real and the music will speak for itself!
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
More opportunities for smaller unsigned bands.
With COVID-19 putting the brakes on the music industry in terms of gigging, what have you been doing/planning until things resume back to some sort of normality ?
We’ve been working on new songs individually, working on rescheduling cancelled gigs. Sorting out our brand-new band merch (which is available through our FB page, & promoting our new single “Victim to the culture”.
Your sound has a blend of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Stone Roses, as well as a few others, which band would you say is a partial foundation of “New Mode” if any?
We wouldn’t necessarily say any band is a partial foundation for New mode. I think it would be unfair for us to pin point one in particular.
Where do you see “New Mode” in 5 years time?
Hopefully selling out arena’s across the globe, and having a couple albums under our belt. The sky is the limit!
Ok, last question! What do you think of the music scene in and around the Scottish Highlands pre-covid-19? And if you were to pick one venue as your favourite what would it be and why?
We personally wouldn’t say the scene up here is great at the minute, as it seems more and more venues are closing by the day which doesn’t help.
For us our favourite venue up here would be the Elgin Town Hall, as it was the biggest gig to date with almost 1000 people attending.
Thanks, Mon New mode