Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Minority 905.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
MINORITY 905: John: We’re a pop punk band from Ontario, Canada. We’ve been a band for around 5 years and have been doing YouTube for around 3 years. A lot of people have discovered us from our discography medleys and other covers we have done. However, my main goal is to have people listen to our original music.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
MINORITY 905: Chris: Green Day, Jonathan Coulton, Jun Senoue, The Beatles, and Ninja Sex Party, for me. You may notice that only one of those artists is really guitar-skill heavy, and that’s because I initially wanted to do the whole “lead singer/rhythm guitar” thing, so I’m sort of re-classing slowly but surely right now into the lead guitar role.
John: Green Day, Taylor Swift, Paramore, All Time Low, Yellowcard are the main ones.
Spasimir: Green Day, Blink-182, Sum 41, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold are the main ones for me.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
MINORITY 905: John: Our new album is called “Dangerous Ambitions”. Readers who like pop punk from the early to mid 2000s, i think they will like this album.
Spasimir: The album is pretty diverse. It’s not just pop punk songs. It has some faster songs, some slower ones and some mid-tempo ones. There’s a big variety of interesting instrumental parts and vocal hooks and I think different listeners will have different favorite songs on it.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
MINORITY 905: John: Lots of energy and to have a good time.
Spasimir: They can expect to hear plenty of songs from this album but also a song or two from our previous album. Sometimes we play some of our more popular covers like “Take on Me” by A-ha or “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
MINORITY 905: Chris: Over a million subs at the very least, top of the Billboard rock charts, maybe even top of the pop charts, playing stadiums, and all the behind the scenes things that go on in between all of that.
Spasimir: Doing long tours, playing to big arenas, meeting lots of cool people. That kind of stuff.
John: I don’t really know, hopefully to a good place.