The very excellent The Rocket Dolls are a rock trio who submitted their demo to our crew and got chosen to perform at our showcase at The Great Escape in Brighton next week. Singer/guitarist Nikki answered the quick fire round of questions. Fingers on buzzers…
1. Why do you make music?
We all grew up on music and were brought up in musical families and naturally being huge music fans its the only thing we’ve ever wanted to do.
2. Who inspires you?
Apart from our musical influences I’m personally inspired by film & art. I’m also extremely inspired by the family friends and life i have around me and powerful personalities in sport such as Jenson Button and Ronnie O’Sullivan.
3. How did you meet each other?
I met Phil in London at music college it was love at first sight and then i met Ben in brighton at music college and it was also love at first sight so i got us all together started jamming and it rocked from the word go.
4. When did you decide that being in a band was an idea worth pursuing? For me it was a decision i made from a very early age i think i was 12/13 when i let school become 2nd to music.
5. What is the process of writing and working on a track in your band?
I usually come up with the initial idea which could be a Riff, Chorus or a tone or a sound then i get inspired by that make a demo and take it to the guys jam it out then perfect it.
6. What does your music sound like to you?
Its sounds passionate somtimes angry with a grungy alternative rock vibe but somthing you can sing along too. Its very much about ‘the song’ rather than who is the best guitarist drummer or singer etc. Musical Olympics isn’t our bag!
7. Where do you see the band in five years?
Making records full time tour full time with the likes or Seether, Nickelback etc playing Brixton academy as a headlining artist and being a well respected artist.