Six Questions With Judas
Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so it has become a permanent fixture here on Indie Minded. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay the same. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
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Next in the hot seat is London-based indie rock band Judas. We have had the privilege of featuring Judas here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
We formed around 2 years ago in London. John moved down from Liverpool in search for a new band and within a couple of weeks found me (Sam, Drums) online. There are loads of websites for people wanting to form bands so John sent me a message asking if I fancied it. We had our first rehearsal in the Roundhouse in Camden. I knew the other lads (Todd and James) through music college and Judas was born.
If we had to put it in a box we’d have to say it was ‘indie rock’ but there’s a lot of other elements that go into it.
In which ways do you enjoy interacting with fans (i.e.: social media, backstage, on the street), and do you find that this is an important piece of your career?
Well, it’s obviously the most important piece. Without fans, you’re never going to progress. We all love meeting people after the shows. Obviously, people have paid and traveled to come and see you play, so to go out and meet them after is always great! The response from our fans on social media after our latest single has been incredible as well.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business.
I think just getting the exposure and really standing out is always quite difficult, purely because there are hundreds, probably thousands of bands just like us, trying to break through and be the best. We always try to push everything to the best it can be, the songs especially.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Well, we’d all have to say “Ceasefire” I guess, haha!
What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?
We all know it’s not going to be a walk in the park but we are all in it for the long run. We want to build our band, music, and brand steadily but surely until we hit the peak of what we can be. We want to be the next U2, Coldplay or Arctic Monkeys.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
To be honest, we don’t really get up to much outside of music. We all live together, so we’re always working towards the end goal, whether it’s writing, recording or something else. We do however listen to loads of music, not just like ours but everything from Pop to rock to guilty pleasures haha. And we draw a lot of inspiration from that.