NewType
Alternative Leicester, United Kingdom newtype.co.uk
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Hello. We are NewType. Join us or be destroyed.
Band/artist history
Assembled from the surviving parts and crew of notable but not widely recognised vessels NEW HOLE IN HER HEAD, SUMP and BURNING QUESTION in AD 2003. NewType originally had a six man team of experts in noise generation, specifically three operators of amplified drive wires of mid to high frequency, one operative of percussive and repetitive sub-patterns, one operative of synthezised resonances and sample processing and one engineer of low frequency sub-sonic vibrations. It's personnel were soon streamlined to just two members after it's was agreed it was overcrewed and four of it's team were assigned to another vessel - DENT. Of the original six crew members that remained were NewType's two founders and brothers Aaran & Craig Newtype who continued valiantly on in the face of much opposition and hardship. After a short period as a duo several additional members came and went - including one imaginary pirate and a delusional sound engineer with the ear bends - they were eventually able to expand their personnel to a stable three man unit with the addition of seismic low frequency specialist Pete Shepard after rescuing him from the smoking wreckage of their sadly missed sister vessel BEG TO DIFFER. Once more with a fully functional compliment of personnel they continue with their mission in exploring the vast and non-dimensional soundscapes of the musiverse and it's endless possibilities, documenting and recording their findings on Compact Disc format and distributing them digitally throughout the ether for past and future generations to decipher. Explore you future now!!! Join the NewType Space-Core!!!
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes indeed. We love playing live (when it goes right) but with the nature of our set-up (with pre-programmed electronic beats and samples played on a backing track on a computer) the potential for 'technical difficulties' is greater but it's still fun when things go wrong especially as it's not our fault - it's MAC's - that damned machine! Drummers eh? Even when they're electronic they're a pain in the arse. We play mostly around the midlands at the moment; Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Coventry, Birmingham etc but when our new recordings are polished and shined we will be expanding our horizons further along the four points of the earth's compass and then the entire galaxy. Mars would be nice to play we think - or the moon. We love the moon - even though he's a simpleton. We've had plenty of special moments - just not on stage - joking aside, yeah but we think the best are still yet to come.
Your musical influences
A bloody lot. Our primary shared influences are: The Cure, Quicksand, Depeche Mode, Fugazi, Gary Numan, Kyuss (and Queens Of The Stone Age), Big Black (and Shellac), Failure, Joy Division, Tool, Wire, Back Flag, Killing Joke, ZZ Top, Tom Waits, Ministry, Siouxie & The Banshees, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Alice In Chains, The Misfits, Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Afghan Whigs, David Bowie, Mr. Bungle, Prong, Girls Against Boys, Clutch, Helmet.
What equipment do you use?
Fingers, hands, arms, eyes, ears, lips, lungs, tongues, toes, feet, legs, hips and willies. The serious answer: Yamaha Guitars, Yamaha Fretless and Washburn 5 String Basses, Yamaha and Korg Synthesizers, Alesis Drum Machines, Apple Macs.
Anything else?
Anything. (Do you see what we did there!)
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