Artist Interview: Mojave Nomads

Mojave Nomads hail from the Utah music scene, where pop music dominates. But with influences like Portugal. The Man, Broken Bells, and The 1975, it’s no wonder their indie, funk, 80’s tinged sound stood out when they submitted their song to one of our opportunities.

American Musical Supply picked them from thousands of submissions to play at the D’Angelico Showroom in New York in front of a hand-selected crowd of industry professionals.

We spoke to them about how they got started, the submission process, and what’s next for them.

Tell us a bit about your band. How did you form, how long have you been together, what kind of music do you play, etc.

We are Mojave Nomads, an Indie rock band from Ogden, Utah. We are all childhood friends who all started playing music independently and got together about 3 years ago!

Without the help of a big team what has been the biggest struggle for you as a DIY artist?

The biggest struggle we’d say is time management. Without a big team there is a lot more you have to spend time on that isn’t making music: marketing, promotion, booking shows, gaining and maintaining contacts, etc.

How did you hear about ReverbNation and our opportunities for artists?

We’ve been apart of ReverbNation since the very beginning of our band. Other bands in our scene had mentioned it to us very early on. We learned about all the opportunities you can submit to through our good friend Sammy Brue, a folk singer from Ogden, who is also a ReverbNation artist.

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What was the submission process like? What was your reaction when you found out that you were picked for this opportunity?

Submitting on ReverbNation is always super easy. Basically just clicking a few different things and filling out the information. When we found out we were picked, we couldn’t really believe it. We just landed in New York and it still doesn’t quite feel real.

What are you hoping to achieve with this opportunity? What are your goals?

Hopefully we can meet people here that really dig what we are doing and help take our music to the next level. Our goal is to make it as far as we can playing music and reach/gain as many fans as we possibly can in our career.

Any advice for new musicians just starting out? How do you get your name out there, find new fans, keep fans engaged, get noticed by labels etc?

Being fairly new to music ourselves we definitely don’t have all the answers and I don’t think we ever will. But my biggest advice is just to go out and perform and meet as many people as you can, as often as you can!

What’s up next for Mojave Nomads?

Coming in 2018 we will be releasing new music, touring, and pursuing any opportunities we find along the way!

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