EXCLUSIVE ARTIST INTERVIEW: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE | PERFORMING AUGUST 7TH AT BAR NINE
The Royal Air Force is a trio from Denmark consisting of two brothers and a mutual, lifelong friend who joined together to make up an energetic and dynamic rock band!
In anticipation of their live show with us on August 7th at 9PM, the band was nice enough to email us from their home-base to discuss their musical influences, live show experience, and what inspires them on a day-to-day basis
BAR NINE: What type of band are you?
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: Pop rock/indie-rock
BN: Tell us the brief history of your band
TRAF: From Denmark featuring two brothers and lifelong friend joined together to make up this energetic and dynamic three piece rock band. We’ve toured all over Northern and Western Europe and have made a solid reputation from all that touring
BN: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TRAF: Old school punk/post punk bands. Ramones, Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, etc
BN: Who writes the songs, what are they about?
TRAF: A collaborative effort between the three of us. Most of the songs are based on silly premises, mummies, candy, riding in cars, getting drunk, that kind of thing
BN: How do you promote your band and shows?
TRAF: Social Media, word of mouth, friends
BN: Describe your show, visual and musically
TRAF: High energy, playful, sometimes fast, sometimes loud...
BN: What's your outlook on the record industry today?
TRAF: Hard work doesn’t payoff like it used to
BN: What inspires you to do what you do?
TRAF: It’s in the bones and has to come out
BN: What advice would you give to fellow bands?
TRAF: Just play, play hard, often and do it to the best of your abilities
BN: What are some of your pet peeves?
TRAF: Scam artists, shady people, high maintenance people
BN: How does music affect you and the world around you?
TRAF: We listen to music every day
BN: What are the biggest obstacles for bands?
TRAF: Competition, electronic music
BN: What's the best and worst thing about playing clubs?
TRAF: Best: When people are into your music and having fun, Worst: Poor sound
BN: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there
TRAF: We’re a fun band to see and our music is lively and energetic, plus we go back to Denmark soon, so you might never get the chance to see us again