Following the release of their brand new single 'Superman' (which you can listen to a little further down the page!), we got the chance to put some quickfire interview questions to the incredibly unique and wonderfully talented foursome, Mickey 9s…

Mickey 9s

Mickey 9s

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

Funkier than funk and smarter than a pack of Smarties.

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

Dealing with people who think that the music industry is about the industry and not the music.

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

With no-one to give you a hand up, it is impossible. Meeting the right people along the way takes time, but it is the only real way to make it 'big'.

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

We wouldn't bother making music if we were doing it for another reason than making music we wanted to make. Otherwise, what's the point? Collaboration is fine as long as it is true collaboration - where both parties are equals - and not some form of castration.

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

As clichéd as it sounds; from our friends, from injustices, from past-masters, and from those great moments in life where it just feels right.

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

Leonard Cohen and David Bowie, and Mickey 9s would have come up with some album together, but we'll have to save that for the after-life. Would genuinely love James Murphy to produce a Mickey 9s album one day - or Thomas Banglater - one can dream!

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

Touring the UK, releasing next album in 2017 (Galactic Radio), writing another album, melting minds.

Mickey 9s
Mickey 9s

Mickey 9s new single 'Superman' is out now via Good Guy Records.

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