Credit: The Fifths
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Credit: The Fifths
Tell us a bit about yourself? The Fifths are a four piece Indie Rock band based in Cambridge, UK. The band fully formed in December 2017, with their first gig coming just a month later at The Junction in Cambridge. Starting out writing songs with foundations in The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party and The Clash, they released three singles in summer 2018, with their debut 'Chance It' receiving a particularly warm reception.
Since then influences have expanded, drawing on both proto and post-punk from the likes of Television/Interpol, neo-psychedelia, contemporary hip hop, G-funk and 70s funk. However their indie rock origins are still ever present. The resulting sound can be heard in upcoming single 'AWOL', to be released 17/05.
Since formation, the band have played many gigs across the east of England and have played with the likes of Rare Americans, October Drift, The Extons, Vigilantes, Sarpa Salpa and Among the Citizens.
Jack Ogden (guitar/vocals), 18
Simon Haynes (guitar/vocals), 18
Matt Turner (drums), 17
Jamie Went (bass guitar), 18
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? We combine energy and no frills production with crafted musicianship. All the guitars play off each other nicely rhythmically and harmonically, while the drums sit in the pocket and provide a bouncy, groovy feel.
What’s your back-story? Nothing interesting really, we're fucking dullards
What are you working on at the moment? Releasing a couple of singles, and in terms of new songwriting, a bit of everything.
What's the first song you remember hearing? 5 Colours in Her Hair - McFly
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
What was the first gig you went to? The Fratellis @ The Cambridge Junction
Which song do you wish you'd written? Wesley's Theory - Kendrick Lamar.
Which song changed your life? Marquee Moon - Television. Though seeing Green Day's Bullet In A Bible DVD age 4 was a huge influence as well. More recently Tadow by FKJ & Masego.
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Scatman - Scatman John.
What song is stuck in your head right now? Velvet 4 Sale - U.S. Girls
What was the first Album you bought? Dookie - Green Day was the first with my own money.
Which song made you want to play music? American Idiot - Green Day