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

The Nyx

The Nyx

Gritty, raw, honest, riffy and empowering.

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

A fair few to be honest, it’s hard being an all-female band, especially with record labels “we’ve already got a female band so we can’t take on another” attitude - it’s like how many male bands do you have? The sexism game is strong in the music industry and that’s one of the things that we want to help change. We were at Abbey Road mastering our EP and this guy came up to us and asked us if we were all singers, and that’s what’s fundamentally wrong with the industry.

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

It’s so hard for new musicians these days, especially in the rock industry. It’s so over-saturated and the whole ‘rock is dead’ thing is a bit disheartening. People are used to hearing over-polished perfection, and rocks not about that, it’s about the grit and the fuck ups and crazy solos, so I think people like to tear you apart and tell you what’s wrong with music instead of embracing the chaos of it all.

Platforms like Spotify and SoundCloud are great, if you’ve already established a bit of a following, but like I mentioned before, it’s a highly saturated market and simply being a good musician doesn’t seem to be enough anymore.

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

SO IMPORTANT. Otherwise you end up sounding like every other musician out there, and that’s not what it’s about. You write songs that you feel, and to take away that creative control is to basically take the soul away from the music.

We’re all for constructive criticism (even non-constructive criticism), and taking pointers from people, but the moment someone snatches the metaphorical pen away from us, we snatch back.

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

Everywhere and everyone. Donald Trump and his sexist attitude inspires us to fight back with our message. Malala Yousafzai and her incredible bravery inspires us to stand up for what we believe in. Jah9 and her honest and empowering lyrics inspire us to write soulful songs with meaning. Josh Homme and his sexy riffs inspire us to write great guitar melodies. Courtney Love and her ‘I don’t give a fuck’ attitude reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously (and I mean that as a compliment!). We also listen to a lot of Drenge, Hole, Garbage and Warpaint - to name a few.

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

I think the answer to this question changes every day, but today I’d have to say Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill – her punky vibes are just so raw and empowering and I’d love to jump around the stage with her. She’s the embodiment of girl power and a key driver of feminism as well as being an awesome musician.

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

We draw inspiration from ‘School of Rock’ and often jump up and down in a circle shouting “Let’s rock, let’s rock today. Let’s rock today” before gigs. We did it once, and I guess it kind of stuck!

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

START A FEMALE REVOLUTION. We want to use music to empower young women to pick up some drum sticks, a guitar, a microphone and MAKE SOME NOISE! I think the thing that we lacked growing up was a strong female music scene and we want to be part of that for this / the next generation.

Also world domination, an end to animal cruelty, and complete equality across all genders, races and beliefs. But those are long term goals, obvs.

Where do you hope to be this time next year?

On a big stage, with a big crowd, playing big tunes.

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

We’ve just premiered our new single ‘Hideaway’ which will be the first single off of our self-titled EP ‘The Nyx’. We’re releasing our EP on April 21st and we’ll be gigging about so keep an eye on our Facebook for gig information!

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