7 Things We Learned About The Bohicas From Frontman Dominic McGuinness
We caught up with the band who are about to take the indie rock world by storm...
For those not yet in the know, The Bohicas are a straight talking, no nonsense rock and roll band hailing from Essex and are on the verge of releasing their debut album, The Making Of.
Influenced by American bands including Queens Of The Stone Age and The Strokes, the four-piece are hotly tipped for big things this year following the success of their most recent single ‘Where You At’.
We caught up with the group’s frontman Dominic McGuinness to learn a thing or two about the band, The Only Way Is Essex and what they make of Kanye headlining Glastonbury…
1. Their Name Doesn’t Mean Anything In Particular, It’s Just Cool
It was actually Dom’s brother who came up with the name The Bohicas, which according to the lead vocalist isn’t actually a word.
”My brother actually suggested it, I was having a drink with him and he shouted across the bar The Bohicas and it just stuck,” he explained. “When you look into it its kind of funny and naughty”
We have to agree with him there…
2. TOWIE Doesn’t Reflect The Real Essex
Hailing from Essex we had to ask the band what they thought of the reality show, is it really the only way?
Putting it simply, he said: “It’s not reality TV, it doesn’t reflect what’s actually going on but it’s fun.”
3. Rock And Roll Isn’t Dead
Echoing similar sentiments to Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner’s 2014 BRITs speech, Dom insists that the rock could never die but did admit that the genre has got a lot of competition.
“It’s not dead, but at the same rate it’s not really alive and kicking, it’s treading water at the minute, as I said I don’t think it will die,” the guitarist pointed out.
Adding: “I don’t think and rock and roll’s dead, or will die, it’s getting there, it’s got a lot to compete with that’s all.”
4. Their Debut Album Is Out August 21
The band’s highly anticipated LP is due this summer on Domino, but what will it sound like? Well don’t be fooled by the single is the band’s main message.
He teased: “There’s an unexplored bit on the album that’s more melodic, there’s a lot of singing on it and a lot of backing vocals so on top of that guitar driven heavy stuff that anyone might be used to.”
5. They’re Up For Kanye At Glastonbury
To say that the response to Kanye West at Glastonbury has been mixed would be an understatement of epic proportions. Has a headline act ever caused so much controversy?
Giving his take on the matter the indie rocker said: “Of the three, he’d be my favourite, you're supposed to do unexpected and wild crap at festivals and if you get someone like Kanye on your guaranteed to do that, he’s gonna shake it up.”
6. They’re Big Fans Of The Strokes
It’s not hard to hear the influence The Strokes have had on the band, the seminal New Yorkers are credited with inspiring a generation of bands including the Monkeys.
“We went to see The Strokes the other day at Primavera and I’d never seen them before and they’re a critical band for us and I saw them and it was like the Avengers or something just seeing all these superheroes,” he joked.
“I can’t remember if they played that well but it didn’t matter, the whole dream of seeing your idols.”
7. They’d Most Want To Collaborate With The Beatles
It was The Bohicas’ label mates and art-rock super group FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) who claimed collaborations don’t work, but luckily that’s not the case in Dom’s eyes.
Offering up some musical truths, the frontman explained: “Collaborations can work, they don’t always work, it doesn’t mean if you work with something it’s definitely gonna happen.”
And who would they most like to form a supergroup with? Well that’s an obvious choice, answering: “The Beatles, collect them all back living and play with them,”
The Making Of is out August 21, check out the video for ‘Where You At’ below…