Following on from their successful debut album release in 2011, Dead Boy Robotics went on to return to their homes for a bit of regeneration, hoining their craft behind the sounds which defined their first release, and are now back to challenge fans to a unique listening experience once more.

Now they're close to releasing their sophomore album 'New Cells', released digitally via Brothers Grimm on November 20 with a limited edition colour vinyl available in 2016.

We got an opportunity to put some questions to the trio about their career to-date, who they'd love to work with and more - read on to find out what they had to say.

For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

Dead Boy Robotics are a dark pop three-piece from Edinburgh, Scotland. We make 80s inspired music with a guitar, bass and drums.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

The hardest part of being an unsigned band is getting your music to the masses. With every release and live show we'll hopefully gain some new listeners, who'll tell their friends, and they'll tell their friends...

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

It can be a fairly difficult career path, especially when each band member has a full time job, a mortgage to pay and other commitments to juggle. So fitting in band practices, gigs/tours, writing and recording sessions, releasing albums etc., around normal life can be hard at times.

How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?

Very important. We've put a lot of time into writing music, performing the music, and have funded all recording sessions and releases ourselves, so not having creative control doesn't make sense to us.

Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?

Obviously we're influenced by other bands, the likes of The Police, HEALTH, The Cure and Deftones, but we're also influenced by movies, like Blade Runner and its soundtrack. Books play a big influence on lyrics, recent favourite reads being Rant by Chuck Palahniuk and A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?

In all seriousness, we'd love to have Phil Collins guest on one of our songs. All band members agree that he has an awesome and unique voice, and can write a cracking tune or two.

Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.

We invented the popular alcoholic drink, the Jacobean Ruff, also known as a Jack Daniels.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

Being an unsigned band, one of our ambitions is to find a record label that would like to work with us in releasing any future albums, re-releasing previous albums and in turn, help us reach a wider audience. Saying that, if we never sign to a label we'd be perfectly happy continuing to release albums ourselves.

Where do you hope to be this time next year?

This time next year, we'll hopefully be writing our third album.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

Our sophomore album, 'New Cells', will be released digitally on November 20, and a limited edition vinyl will be released in the first half of 2016.

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