Exclusive Special Interview: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels

theaussieword.com catches up with Timothy Nelson & The Infidels for an exclusive interview.

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
We’re a six-piece band from Perth, Western Australia and we make pop music. We all met in various haunts associated with education, drinking, or both. It’s been about seven years now, but we still find ways to drive each other mad.

What had you first interested in music?
I was an extremely hyperactive child, however some “specialist” decided I didn’t need the meds, so it took The Beatles to calm me down. Music runs in the family and I would sing harmonies along to A Hard Day’s Night even though I was too young to pronounce the words.

Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music?
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

Do you have any planned tours coming up?
Yessireebob. I’m playing solo at The Old Bar in Melbourne, Friday Nov 14th. Then the full band will be hitting up Brighton Up Bar in Sydney (Wednesday 19th), Revolver in Melbourne (Thursday 20th) and the fabulous Connections Nightclub back home in Perth.

What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I’ve heard that once you’ve got five or so WAM awards you can redeem them for an ARIA. Other than that, Wembley Stadium would be a good gig. Though I doubt I could get through it without doing my Liam Gallagher accent at least once.

What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
We’ll be playing a few gigs around Perth as usual, and we’re already working on new songs so we’ll have to road test those at some point. We’ve all got about a hundred other bands between us to keep our calendars messy through the summer. Fingers crossed there aren’t any outdoor gigs – speaking as a ginger of course.

Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
If you can get away with doing whatever you want, then that’s a success. 

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
I like that Lorde has conquered the charts despite the Top 40 being mostly reserved for mysoginists and alcoholics. 

How would you best describe you and your music to your fans?
One would hope I wouldn’t have to describe my music to my fans, assuming they’d already listened to it? If they needed the extra help I’d say ‘pop music’.

What can you tell us about your latest album?
It’s got ten songs on it, and we’re extremely proud of them. Go get it.

Are there any new exciting projects in the works?
Always, we’re all in a bunch of other bands and recording projects. In and out of studios, tinkering with faders and keyboards, etc.

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
On an island somewhere, assumedly. Strumming a ukelele, talking about land rates with Jeff Lynne.

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
The Floors, The Wilds, Mathas.

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
It’s great that the bands are in control of their own business, but soemtimes I worry there’s too much focus on administration and not enough focusing on making tunes. If you can balance your creative with your Twitter time, you can stay afloat.

Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?
Thanks for that chat, we hope to catch you all at a show very soon!

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