We spoke to lead man Oscar from the band ahead of their upcoming gigs and their much anticipated EP.
MIMR: Great to have you on the blog, who are Aria and how best would you describe your vibe?
Oscar: Aria is a 5 piece band formed by Elliot (bass), Ethan (Drums), Jack and Louis (guitars & synths) and Oscar (vocals). The project of Aria was borned 2 years ago when I (Oscar) started writing some lyrics in a little notebook about when I came to the UK from Spain. After that we started college together we felt like the band had to go more places, so this is why we started looking to gigs and we ended playing at Band On The Wall, Night People, Manchester Academy 3 and Zombie Shack. We like to experiment with different kind of genres, so this is why we don’t define ourselves as an indie band; we like to mix it with punk, lo-fi and even classical music in terms of structure of songs.
Oscar: We are releasing an EP on the 28th April called ‘Lost at 5’ and it will contain 2 songs. A part from that we are looking forward to do more gigs to gain experience and feel more confident on stage, as we want to give people a cathartic live experience with our music and our performance. After the EP we would like to record a whole album but first we would like to get a name in the Manchester scene.
MIMR: What songs are essential to hear if you were at a Indie/Rock disco?
MIMR: Thanks for speaking to us on MIMR, look forward to seeing you at Deco Records gig coming up, how can we keep up to date with everything going on with Aria?
You can see Aria playing at The Railway Inn on 5th April for our good friends Deco Records here’s all the details: