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 JJ Friends.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
JJ FRIENDS: JJ Friends was born from the idea of Jose Jarque (voice) after several bands decided to focus their efforts on creating a group in which their closest musician friends participate. JJ Friends was born, 11 songs were written and the sound was worked on, a raw sound, pure hard rock with influences from the 70s and a mix of 2018, a challenge that I think we have achieved.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
JJ FRIENDS: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Gotthard, Richie Kottzen, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Dio, 38 Special, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, Inglorious, and much more.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
JJ FRIENDS: Our first album is titled “Puro deseo”, the album is not in English, but in our next record we will incorporate several songs in English. Why should you listen to us?, because fans of pure hard rock, should know that JJ Friends were born for them, the melodies, the sound, the riffs, will not leave them indifferent and will transport them to a dimensionless time between the 70s and the future.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
JJ FRIENDS: Absolute fun. We are a party band, we enjoy our shows, we try to transmit energy, and power. We want our audience to run the songs with us, in short, a show to have fun.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band in 5 years?
JJ FRIENDS: We would be very happy to be able to do an extensive tour between Europe and the USA, passing through Japan, is it a dream? yes … in these moments we see it as a dream, but … sometimes dreams come true right? Do not stop listening to us, we will not disappoint you.