The Ourtunez Backstage Pass is a weekly series where we introduce an artist exclusive to Ourtunez. This week, we joined Immune and discussed where they started and building a fan base. You can check him out on our Indie Rock Station on Ourtunez.com
Immune, from Los Angeles California, have been running the hard rock scene around the west coast since 2008 and are still going at it full force. All young musicians from the start, it wasn’t until they came together before they realized their full potential.
“We have all been playing instruments since we were very young, but we started playing together professionally around 2008.”
With a range of influences from all across the classic rock, heavy metal board from the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Beatles all the way to new age hero’s such as Radiohead and Alice in Chains. Its a wonderful mix that helps them define their own unique sound.
“We are a blend of classic rock riffs mixed with a modern rock approach. Old school songwriting with a new school sound!”
When it comes to making new music, it rarely turns out like you expected,but with so many different creative minds contributing, it always comes out brilliant. It’s a simple process too, one musician starts to kick a beat while the others chimes in with a melody.
“Watching a song take shape from the early stages of a basic riff and melody is such a cool process. How it turns out is rarely how it started, and it is always a very interesting experience.”
When a band is young, new to the scene, playing as many live shows as possible is the best way to start a fan base. When you’ve been around for sometime, your fans will expect you to produce new material at a faster rate. Perfecting your craft is the perfect way to keep them begging for more.
“Touring makes sense only if you have a reason to do so…building a fan base online is time better spent.”
The future of music lies in the hands of it’s listener, which makes streaming radio the greatest medium of all for music lovers across the globe. Ourtunez is also part of that future, not just as a streaming radio website, but as a helping hand in bringing indie artists to the spotlight. When other sites treat them like a number at a checkout counter, Ourtunez gives you a loving mothers affection.
“People want and expect music to be available anywhere, anytime. We all live our lives on our phones and digital devices now, and streaming radio is a great opportunity to reach the biggest possible audience.”