Every Monday we will be bringing you interviews with unsigned UK or Ireland artists for Independent Music Monday. Recently we caught up with unsigned Manchester artist Cobain Jones to find out more…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
Hello I’m Cobain Jones. I’m 18 years old and I’m a solo artist/multi-instrumentalist from Manchester. I got into music properly at the age of 13/14 after the Stone Roses got back together.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
My biggest influences are The Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, The Stone Roses and The Charlatans.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is Indie rock with a punk edge to it. I believe it’s something that no one currently in the music scene where I’m from has done at my age where it’s the same old Indie-pop stuff that’s been recycled time and time again. I make all of my demos in my bedroom and I’m just waiting to go into a studio one day and properly lay my tracks down.
What is your latest release called and what was the influence behind it?
I’m re-releasing my single Wonder on the 22nd of May and the influence behind it is being cast away from social groups and wondering who I could’ve been if I was part of that group of very questionable individuals.
What’s your local music scene like?
I feel the local music scene is quite promising and great in a lot of areas because I live in the same town as Cabbage and they’re doing very well so far.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
I’m playing at Kendal Calling this summer after Tim Burgess invited me to play because he liked my first release ‘Listen’.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
An artist I’d love to collaborate with would be either James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Ian Brown or Paul McCartney.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
I want readers to know that I have Aspergers which is a form of autism and during the early stages of my journey I want to raise awareness and show people that it’s not a disability it’s an ability.