Merseyside Gritty Hard Rock Band We’re All Aliens Talk Life In Lockdown And Beyond Covid-19
So for anyone unfamiliar with We’re All Aliens, tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you ended up here.
We’re All Aliens are a groovy and gritty hard rock band from the outskirts of Merseyside where three rivers meet.Our first single ‘I Am An Alien’ was released in Jan 2019 and was followed by the eponymous title track of our debut album, ‘Get A Life’ in November.The subsequent album was released in Feb 2020 and promised huge excitement until lockdown and the pandemic derailed all our promotional and live plans.That said, the band has garnered radio play on Planet Rock, Kerrang Radio and BBC introducing.Indeed, the singles ‘Rosa Lee’ and ‘Second Chances’ have ensured over 100,000 streams and counting on Spotify which is not too shabby for a band that isn’t allowed out of the house.
What’s Happening Now: Tell us about what you are currently up to.
The current single, which is the third from the album, is a radio edit of the big ballad of the record and the last song on the album.It’s kind of become our lockdown anthem and I think the video for the track reflects this, even though the song was written ages ago.
The next thing is to complete work on the second album which we expect to release the first track from in the late summer.We’d planned a huge series of gigs and live performances but that seems a distant prospect right now, so the idea is to draw a line under the ‘Get A Life’ campaign and crack on with album 2 which was already written and in a lot of ways is the sequel to and the companion piece to the first album.
Give Us A Hint Of Your Influences & Inspiration
Whilst all band members have a nascent love of rock’n’roll, what that means for each individual is pretty diverse.For Biff (guitars) that is a love of late 80’s hair rock and players such as Slash and Mick Mars from Motley Crue.Laurent Baruqc on bass has a track record of playing with hard and heavy bands and he’s right at home with anything from Stone Sour to Black Stone Cherry.Adi ‘The Big A’ Billinge on drums loves groovy music and has been compared to Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.For myself, (JJ vocals), it’s pretty eclectic, but in band terms, I’m drawn to groups with charismatic frontmen and I love singers like Chris Cornell and Michael Hutchence.
Hutchence remains for me the most underrated frontman of them all.Charisma to burn.I remember reading about a breakfast meeting someone had with him.He turned up looking immaculate even though he’d most likely not been to sleep from the night before.He was always on and recognised the role of the rock star.Perhaps too much in the end, sadly. x