Ninth Degree are Cameron Watt (Vocals, Guitars, Production & Management), Connor Lilliott (Vocals & Bass), Hamish Misselbrook (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar & Keys), Murray Steele (Drums) and Reece Carr (Guitars)
Where are you based?
What genre would you describe yourself as?
Alternative Rock however we draw on influences from New Wave, Classic Prog Rock and Indie.
Who is your main inspiration
Queen, they’re very much a common inspiration between all of us.
What is your songwriting process (which bits come first?)
Typically, we’ll come up with a hook (melody, guitar riff, drum groove) and from there build out an instrumental. Once the instrumental is written with a melody, we’ll write the lyrics. However, there are occasions where we’ll write a set of lyrics and from them we’ll build the music.
What made you want to start in music?
The desire to make great music. Our main goal is to make music that we want to hear and play and so that’s ultimately what got us into music.
What is on the horizon for you?
We’re looking at bringing out an EP over the summer (COVID dependant) and in the meantime we’ll be working hard to promote our new single “Fade Away”.
Who would you most like to collaborate with (alive or dead)?
We would’ve loved to collaborate with the original line-up of Queen. They all seemed like great musicians and songwriters and so it would’ve been amazing to see how they worked.
What is your ultimate goal?
Ultimately, we are aiming to bring out our debut album once the pandemic is over and we’ve built some more momentum. Then hopefully we will go on a small UK and/or EU tour to promote the album.
If you could cover any song, what would it be?
If we had the budget to hire in session musicians, we would definitely love to cover Bohemian Rhapsody.
Tea making: milk first or last?
Milk last 100%... milk first is just wrong… sorry if we’ve alienated any potential fans there :D
Tell us your funniest joke!
Just a disclaimer - this joke was 100% Connor responsibility :D
Dad walks in: what are you drinking son?
Son: soy milk...
Dad: hola milk, soy tu Padre!