The X Factor – Interview With Audio Vixen
This morning I was lucky enough to get an interview with Audio Vixen who were eliminated from The X Factor. We discuss Mel B’s faux pas, their marketability, and what band of two sisters and a brother want to do next.
When Mel B said she was not going take it to deadlock did you think this meant you were safe?
I don’t think we quite registered, as it is quite a loud room. Once she started talking about a marketable artist I think we felt we knew where her vote was going.
Speaking of that. On the forums and this blog people are angry that someone who was marketable was voted for over a group that had strong voices. How do you feel about that?
I think Johnny has been marketable from the very beginning; it took us a little while to come into that side of things. I think it is a shame we left before we had the opportunity to show that we could be marketable. That is what the competition is about and he just had the edge over us in that sense.
One of the criticisms that was aimed at you was your lack of marketability and that you were pub or wedding singers. Week after week the songs you sang were older, was it frustrating to you that you were not singing more contemporary songs to show you could connect with a more modern audience?
It has always been something we have discussed from the very beginning of the competition. The thing is if we are going to take a risk it was either do a modern song that wasn’t us or take a risk by doing an old song which we knew we could nail and get through. So we thought doing that was probably a better risk then doing something that wasn’t us.
What do you see next for yourselves?
We want to keep rolling. We would love to jump into record a new album. Also would like to support some Australian and International acts like Jet, Bon Jovi or Angus and Julia Stone we would also like to do events like Splendour In The Dark and Carols In The Domain. We would like to keep ourselves involved. We have a taste of it and we sure don’t want to let it go.
So do you have originals as well or do you mainly do covers?
We write quite heavily, we are really eager to go into a studio and put an album down ASAP.
Do you have anything on iTunes or YouTube at the moment?
We did have stuff on YouTube, however we took it down for the duration of the show – contract wise. We did have an EP out. It is a few years old and we have changed a bit style wise since we put the EP out.
I think whatever we release now will be a little bit different. (I did find some songs of theres on MySpace)
Who do you see as your audience?
I think our target demographic is 18 or over.
Would any of you go solo and apply to go on The Voice?
We do see ourselves staying together as a group. We think as individuals we just might be considered just another singer. With a group there is something a little bit different to us.
Not including The X Factor what other reality show would you go on or would like to go on?
My Kitchen Rules or Amazing Race.