MUSIC: Death Unnoticed

Written by: Shanna F. Jones

We spoke to up-and-coming rock/indie outfit Death Unnoticed, who are North Londoners and proud…

So your new band Death Unnoticed is pretty damn cool. What’s the feel of the music?

Adam: Ah cheers! Rock is the basis of our band, with grunge/indie/stoner influences. We’re such tight working partners, that our ideas bounce off each other in a really natural, fluid way, like a telepathic connection. So the feel is solid, memorable, chunky riffs mixed with, at times, a funky tone.

Martin: We’re a two-piece, but we really work on the rhythm between the drums and the guitar. We have a wide range of influences, but after our first gig one of the other bands said we were somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and Joy Division.

You have a strong connection to North London with you both living on the Camden Road and your drummer, Martin, moving to Finsbury Park. What is it about North London that you feel attracts so many musicians and creative types?

Adam: I’ve always been into alternative music, going to as many live gigs as I can, and North London has always been vibrant in that scene. We practice at New Rose Studios, which is also on the Camden Road, and we recorded our three track demo there too. This place makes me feel like I’ve got everything I want, right on the doorstep.

Martin: There are a lot of good venues and rehearsal rooms in North London, which are essential for starting a band.

We seriously love your track High Hopes, what influenced it?

Adam: Thanks, yeah that was one of our first tracks, the riffs were written, but I was struggling for lyrics. I was looking at one of my friends’ Tumblr accounts and it just simply said “yesterday you said tomorrow” so I used that as a jumping off point. The song’s all about the realisation of the end of a relationship and knowing that you need to move on.

You’ve played in some pretty great places across London including the Alleycat Club on Denmark Street. What’s your dream gig venue?

Adam: I would love to play Camden’s Electric Ballroom, or KOKO – now that is a beautiful venue, with a hell of a lot of history in there. We saw Baroness there last month, that was a great gig wasn’t it Martin?

Martin: Yeah that was a superb gig, the crowd was so mesmerized. The Garage in Highbury & Islington is a sick venue too. I’ve seen so many good bands there and would love to join the bill.

What are your hopes for the future? Will you stay around North London? If so, why?

Martin: We’re both committed to continuing writing and performing new, original material. North London has been great to us so far, we’ve written most of our songs in North London and recorded our first EP here. We both love it, so there’s no reason to change a good thing!

Adam: World domination *laughs*, through making music that makes people wanna fight, fuck and create… In no particular order. I can’t think of a better place to continue that than North London.

Follow Death Unnoticed on Facebook here.

Photos: Adam Bennett

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