Chelmsford band Admissions have recently released 'Cloned', their fourth single, and it's another exciting, hard hitting alt-rock song with nods to bands such as Queens Of The Stone Age and Marmozets. The guys answered a few questions for BBMATB on the single, making videos and Admissions' activities amongst other things below.
Admissions are Kirsty McEwan (Vocals), Jack Kendall (Lead Guitar), Joe Webb (Rhythm Guitar), Rob Jackson (Bass) and Max Champney (Drums)
'Cloned' is out on the digital site of your choosing, as are previous singles 'Kill The Switch', 'Wasted' and 'Check It!'
1) Hi Guys, thank you for taking some time to answer a few questions. First off, for those readers who might not be familiar with Admissions, could you give a short history of the band?
Starting in late 2019 in the heart of Essex, ADMISSIONS was formed. A five piece alternative indie rock band with the ear for writing energetic, upbeat head turning music. ADMISSIONS are the perfect example of the combination of what happens when music meets life long friends. This history can be heard and especially seen during live performances.
2) And who would you say were the big influences on Admissions as a band and on your sound? ADMISSIONS' influences can be heard in all of their tracks and 'Cloned' is no exception. Giving a friendly nod to Queens Of The Stone Age and Biffy Clyro throughout. Constantly drawing influences from the world of rock, mixing in that hard pop hitting chorus that we all crave. The widespread influences within the band are reflected throughout the track, varying from Avenged Sevenfold to Blondie and early Arctic Monkeys.
Our influences and inspirations are all different and all from different backgrounds. We have a real mixture that comes from various different genres as each band member has their own unique taste. If we were going to name a few inspirations, we’d say Blondie, Synyster Gates, Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, and Miles Davis. When you listen to the music you can hear how all of those influences pull together into one.
3) You've a new single - 'Cloned' - which came out recently. Do you have a sense of how it's doing out in the 'big wide world'? We’ve had a great reception so far! Really well received with lots of positive feedback! But it still feels too early to tell. 4) Where did you record 'Cloned'; somewhere you've recorded before? And is there a particular / theme behind the song? The producer Ollie did an amazing job on the track. We can’t recommend him enough. Credit where credit is due!
5) 'Cloned' is your fourth single released since last year - the others being 'Kill The Switch', 'Wasted' and 'Check It'. Do you have a favourite single that you've released and why?
It’s really hard to judge our own tracks, but going from the reception so far it has to be 'Cloned'. We feel like we’ve really upped our game for the track.
6) And any plans for a longer release - an EP or album even? Do you have any tracks not yet released that you're looking forward to getting out there? We’ve got for a very special project for the end of the year. But that’s all a secret for now! All very hush hush. 7) You've also made videos for your singles; is making videos something you enjoy?
It’s still a new experience for us, all of us have never really been on camera before, so we’re still learning how to do some basic acting and not look awkward. But it’s really rewarding when we see the final product.
8) Apart from obviously not being able to play live, has COVID provided any other challenges to the band?
We have had multiple recording sessions cancelled and its really made practising difficult. We’ve managed to use the time to really write and build up a nice amount of songs.
9) And talking of live shows, have you any planned yet? Did you try anything such as livestreams, podcasts etc during lockdown? How did it feel doing these - and are they something you'd consider carrying on with alongside live gigs going forward? We’ve done multiple live streams now, and as great as they are, nothing beats a live show. We have talked about the podcasts but unless we can all freely sit in a room together we really don’t think it would be the same.
10) Do you feel there is a strong music scene in and around Chelmsford at the moment? Are there any particular bands from the area you'd recommend to readers? There are some fantastic bands in and around Chelmsford, Palps and Ocean Flaws being two of them! But the list is huge, and we are proud to be a part of it.
11) And finally, what plans for Admissions for 2021 and beyond?
We have the very special project for the end of the year, which we really can’t mention yet! But hopefully lots of gigs too!