The Slumdogs

Musicians — Blackpool

Name, where are you from?
Bobby, Elliot, Will & Cam, from Blackpool.

Describe your style in three words?
Mod, Punk, Sixties.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
IDLES when they came to Blackpool. They're a band with a powerful message and to have them sell out a venue local to us was inspiring.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. They were both pioneers of their respective genres. Their music still sounds relevant and refreshing even today.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
As a band, we're influenced by Mods and Punks.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
B: Tutankhamun - a complete mystery them ancient Egyptians.
E: John Lennon - I can see him being quite philosophical... so I’d talk and chill out with him, whack a jam in there as well.
W: Flea - He's the reason I started playing bass and I'd love to meet him.
C: Erwin Schrödinger - Father of quantum theory and generally just a legend in the physics world.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We played at the 02 Ritz in Manchester, which was great. It's a venue that feels big yet intimate at the same time.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
B: Sixto Rodriguez - an unbelievable musician who unfortunately was messed around by the industry and never got the plaudits that he deserved. If you have a spare minute go and watch the documentary Searching for Sugarman, which explains it all.


The Slumdogs will release their debut EP 'Where's Your Sanity?' on 16th November 2018. It will be available on all major digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc).

Listen to the lead single 'Monsters' taken from the EP below.

Catch The Slumdogs live at The Water Rats, London on 6th December 2018 or at the Bootleg Social, Blackpool on the 29th December.

'Where's Your Sanity?' EP Tracklist:

01. Where's Your Sanity?
02. Shapeshifter
03. The Legitimate Way
04. Interlude
05. Monsters
06. Dead Or Alive

The first track you played on repeat?
E: 'Cops And Robbers' by The Hoosiers.
W: 'Plug In Baby' by Muse.
B: 'Be A Clown' by Gene Kelly.
C: 'Believe' by Cher.

B: Wow what a strange playlist that is...

A song that defines the teenage you?
B: 'What a Waster' by The Libertines.
C: 'Master Exploder' by Tenacious D.
E: 'The Joker' by Steve Miller Band.
W: 'Give It Away' by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One record you would keep forever?
E:
 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles.
C: 'A Night At The Opera' by Queen.
B: 'Walls and Bridges' by John Lennon.
W: 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Noel's first solo record.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
B: “Ahh you've gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely,
But you know you only used to get juiced in it,
Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street,
And now you're gonna have to get used to it.”

'Like a Rolling Stone' by Bob Dylan.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
B & E:
 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' by The Temptations.
C: 'Get Up' by James Brown.
W: 'Everybody Dance' by Chic.

A song you wished you had written?
C: 'Caprici Di Diablo' by Ygnwie Malsteem.
B: 'Life On Mars' by David Bowie. 
E: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' by The Beatles. 
W: 'Roxanne' by The Police.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Tear You Apart' by She Wants Revenge. It's been on a lot recently whilst we've been on the road. It's definitely not a song to listen to quietly!

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
C:
 'Juicy' by Notorious B.I.G.
B: 'Feel' by Robbie Williams.
E: 'Compufonique (Part Deux)' by Maddslinky. Julio Bashmore.
W: 'Blind' by Korn. 

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
B:
'Come On Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners.
C: 'I'm So Tired' by The Beatles.
E: 'How Long' by Charles Bradley. 
W: 'Rapper's Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
W: 'Hey Heartbreaker' by Dream Wife.
E: 'Arms & Legs' by Horsey.
C: 'Arms Of Pleonexia' by Cabbage.
B: 'L'Etat C'est Moi' by The Blinders.

Name, where are you from?
Bobby, Elliot, Will & Cam, from Blackpool.

Describe your style in three words?
Mod, Punk, Sixties.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
IDLES when they came to Blackpool. They're a band with a powerful message and to have them sell out a venue local to us was inspiring.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. They were both pioneers of their respective genres. Their music still sounds relevant and refreshing even today.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
As a band, we're influenced by Mods and Punks.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
B: Tutankhamun - a complete mystery them ancient Egyptians.
E: John Lennon - I can see him being quite philosophical... so I’d talk and chill out with him, whack a jam in there as well.
W: Flea - He's the reason I started playing bass and I'd love to meet him.
C: Erwin Schrödinger - Father of quantum theory and generally just a legend in the physics world.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We played at the 02 Ritz in Manchester, which was great. It's a venue that feels big yet intimate at the same time.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
B: Sixto Rodriguez - an unbelievable musician who unfortunately was messed around by the industry and never got the plaudits that he deserved. If you have a spare minute go and watch the documentary Searching for Sugarman, which explains it all.


The Slumdogs will release their debut EP 'Where's Your Sanity?' on 16th November 2018. It will be available on all major digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc).

Listen to the lead single 'Monsters' taken from the EP below.

Catch The Slumdogs live at The Water Rats, London on 6th December 2018 or at the Bootleg Social, Blackpool on the 29th December.

'Where's Your Sanity?' EP Tracklist:

01. Where's Your Sanity?
02. Shapeshifter
03. The Legitimate Way
04. Interlude
05. Monsters
06. Dead Or Alive

The first track you played on repeat?
E: 'Cops And Robbers' by The Hoosiers.
W: 'Plug In Baby' by Muse.
B: 'Be A Clown' by Gene Kelly.
C: 'Believe' by Cher.

B: Wow what a strange playlist that is...

A song that defines the teenage you?
B: 'What a Waster' by The Libertines.
C: 'Master Exploder' by Tenacious D.
E: 'The Joker' by Steve Miller Band.
W: 'Give It Away' by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One record you would keep forever?
E:
 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles.
C: 'A Night At The Opera' by Queen.
B: 'Walls and Bridges' by John Lennon.
W: 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' Noel's first solo record.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
B: “Ahh you've gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely,
But you know you only used to get juiced in it,
Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street,
And now you're gonna have to get used to it.”

'Like a Rolling Stone' by Bob Dylan.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
B & E:
 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' by The Temptations.
C: 'Get Up' by James Brown.
W: 'Everybody Dance' by Chic.

A song you wished you had written?
C: 'Caprici Di Diablo' by Ygnwie Malsteem.
B: 'Life On Mars' by David Bowie. 
E: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' by The Beatles. 
W: 'Roxanne' by The Police.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Tear You Apart' by She Wants Revenge. It's been on a lot recently whilst we've been on the road. It's definitely not a song to listen to quietly!

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
C:
 'Juicy' by Notorious B.I.G.
B: 'Feel' by Robbie Williams.
E: 'Compufonique (Part Deux)' by Maddslinky. Julio Bashmore.
W: 'Blind' by Korn. 

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
B:
'Come On Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners.
C: 'I'm So Tired' by The Beatles.
E: 'How Long' by Charles Bradley. 
W: 'Rapper's Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
W: 'Hey Heartbreaker' by Dream Wife.
E: 'Arms & Legs' by Horsey.
C: 'Arms Of Pleonexia' by Cabbage.
B: 'L'Etat C'est Moi' by The Blinders.

The Slumdogs | Monsters (2018)

The Slumdogs | Cut The Conversation Short (2018)

The Slumdogs | Nightmare (2017)

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