Edward Burnett sits down to talk with one of LA's hottest up-and-coming indie-rock prospects, The Audiots.
RNRR: Hi guys, how are you doing? Would you like to start by introducing yourselves to our readers?
AUDIOTS: Hey! We’re doing fine, I guess I’ll introduce myself first, I’m Isaac. I sing and play guitar in the band. I’m from LA. Born and raised. Cage free.
RNRR: Isaac, what's the best thing about LA?
AUDIOTS: Well I think LA has different zones that have very drastically different vibes, like you can beach’s vibes, you can get industrial and gritty vibes near downtown la, you can get Pacific Northwest vibes hiking at certain spots. To make it short I just like my city.
RNRR: That's interesting as that attitude seems to reflect in your music?
RNRR: So, your debut album 'Lounge Lovers on Standby' is just over a couple of years old and has been praised for its off beat indie style, with this in mind, what inspired you as a group to go into such a genre of music?
AUDIOTS: It’s funny because we’re trying to do this one a year thing, but it takes us a while and we never feel it’ll take us a while but it does. We love indie rock. We grew up listening to all kinds of music but bands like Interpol, Elefant, Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers really struck a bell with us. A simple song structure yet with very nuanced music and lyrics is what we love, and the bands we love write like that. So yeah.
RNRR: It's clear from your work that you’re influenced by the above mentioned with many of your tracks easily likened with the Arctic Monkeys' 'Suck it and See' album, with the same vibes. What's your opinion on British music and do you hope to crack into the UK?
AUDIOTS: We love so many bands that have come from the UK! Bands and acts like King Krule, obviously Arctic Monkeys, the cure and so many more. We’d love to go over seas and take a crack at the UK!
RNRR: Great guys, that's almost a wrap, just finally, what are you working on at the minute and when do you think the next EP or album will be out?
AUDIOTS: We have a surprise. We’re working with a pretty awesome producer on a couple songs this week, and if all goes well, we’ll have a couple songs to share finally!
You can check out the guys at on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @theaudiots and purchase their album "Lounge Lovers on Standby" along with other merch at www.theaudiots.com