X96 Meet the Bands

X96 Meet the Bands

You wanna know the bands? Well, first you have to meet them. Richie T, Producer and DJ at X96, chats it up with up-and-coming artists that you're just dying to know more about including The 1975, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, Solarsuit, Deap Vally, Twenty One Pilots, Cage The Elephant, and more. Curious about the origins of band names? How the bands formed? How they feel about cats? Yup. That's all here.

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August 24, 2018 14 min
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-Lovelytheband on No Spaces in the Name: “We were trying to think of ways to write the name, and we thought it looked simple and clean”

-Lovelytheband on the album and what’s coming: We’re really proud of it, and glad it’s released finally and we just started our first headline tour”

-Lovelytheband on Headlining: :It’s exciting, and it’s good to have in finally be our show and have time to make the show that we want to make”

-Lovelyth...
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August 24, 2018 11 min
-Bear Hands on Salt Lake City: “I genuinely love Salt Lake City, and it’s obviously a very beautiful place. We’ve had so many fun shows there and can’t wait to get back.”

-Bear Hands on playing intimate shows: “I always prefer to play in intimate settings. It’s just so much more fun to have people lean into you, sweating”

-Bear Hands on their new music video: “The idea for the video was basically to see how many costumes you could pu...
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August 24, 2018 9 min
-Awolnation on Richie: “’Richie’ has a little more of a party aspect than just ‘Richard.’ Richard would be more of your substitute teacher, but Richie would hand out beers”

-Awolnation on Utah Connections: “My wife has family in Utah, and that’s the cool thing about music and traveling to play music, is you get to see all sorts of family members that you wouldn’t get the chance to see otherwise”

-Awolnation on Playing Utah: Every tim...
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August 24, 2018 13 min
-Albert Hammond Jr on Reading Negative Comments: “There’s a lot of discipline in separating yourself from it. My interaction with people at a live show is [far more important] because everything else, you really have no control over”

-Albert Hammond on his Best Friend: “In high school, I had one best friend and we did everything together. My personality is one that enjoys a few good things, as opposed to many mediocre things.”

-Alber...
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August 24, 2018 15 min
-Joywave on what Daniel likes: “It’s a very short list. I like coffee, I like hockey a lot, and I spend most of my time making music”

-Joywave’s Daniel on Making Music: “I will write the song, and usually I come up with a skeleton of everyone’s parts. But everybody else is better at playing instruments than I am. I like to think of myself as the [band] president, and not the dictator”
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April 27, 2018 8 min
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April 2, 2018 9 min
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March 27, 2018 11 min
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Excited to come back to Utah Jared Leto loves Muselix. We talk Dangerous Night and pink pajama pants.
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March 16, 2018 12 min
Pete Wentz takes Fatherhood, activism, their new song "Church" and about Cell phones ruining concerts.
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Visited with Kyle Morris from The Unlikely Candidates
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February 7, 2018 11 min
As they approach their twentieth anniversary, CAKE’s adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger. Formed during the nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, CAKE’s democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school. In addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performi...
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Will Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” -thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will’s first love, rendered in th...
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January 24, 2018 11 min
This space doubles as a creative lab for the three brothers of the critically acclaimed three-piece AJR—Adam[bass, vocals], Jack[vocals, guitar], and Ryan[ukulele, piano, vocals]. It’s here that these young men assemble a handcrafted hybrid of sticky pop hooks, cinematic electronic beats, live instrumentation,theatrical panache, nineties nerd rock energy,and cleverly colloquial lyrics. This unpredictable homegrown style defines the...
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New Jersey to New York to L.A. It's lovelytheband in one of their first interviews.
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December 15, 2017 16 min
Alice Merton signs with Mom + Pop Music! Her single "No Roots" has already captured an immense amount of attention with millions of global plays on Spotify and YouTube.
At the age of five she started taking classical piano lessons, four years later she was introduced to vocal training. After spending many years being classically trained, Alice discovered the art of songwriting through one of her high school courses in G...
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December 8, 2017 15 min
K.Flay has been nominated for two GRAMMY® nominations for Best Rock Song ("Blood In The Cut")and Best Engineered Album.
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