Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a rockstar. At the age of 5 I idolised Liam Gallagher, owning several pairs of his favourite kind of shades and happily tearing off my “Brian Clough” green jumper in the middle of class to reveal an Oasis T-shirt. As was the style of the time I moved onto the Spice Girls, but never quite shook off my roots.
So you can conclude that this passion is music. But I just don’t have the personality to be flashy and outgoing, as much as I want to be. I make Morrissey look like Pee Wee Herman. Nevertheless, the internet has opened up channels previously closed to the wannabe musician. And so here is the project I have teased previously.
Introducing my group* The Notorious Nine and our debut single Red Jean Blues! Apparently, this song is already number one in Azerbaijan!
Musically, we believe that genre is a restrictive, unnecessary category and that liberties should be taken in all endeavours. If I wake up in a doo-wop mood, I’ll write a doo-wop song. If I wake up in a rock mood on the day of recording said doo-wop song, I’ll give it an edge during recording. The overarching theme is “do what thou willst”. This “labelless” approach also has a double meaning- by not being tied to a label, we are free to release whatever the fuck we want, when we want it. We won’t be pressured into doing another RJB just because that song was a big hit in Azerbaijan. If we ever do get signed to a major label, artistic freedom must be guaranteed or ELSE.
Keep an eye out for our debut album, coming soon!
*Okay, I may be stretching the truth a little here. The Notorious Nine is, at the moment, merely a one-person project- that person being me. The name is nonindicative of the actual number of members- whoever shows up on the day can be a member! However, I have approached interested parties and they may be appearing on upcoming releases.