Noon:30 at Innocent Words

TEN: For the past two years, each Friday, Innocent Words has put the spotlight on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. The tradition continues…

Started in Washington DC, now the band is split between New York City and Los Angeles.

Members and Instruments:
Aissa: noise maker
Blue: singer

Short Bio (in your own words):
Women creating indie-rock and beyond.

What’s your favorite hometown spot (restaurant, bar, coffee house, etc) that you visit when you return home from tour?
Blue: In Detroit I have to go to any Coney Island. In DC I always go to Busboys and poets to get the best pupusas and my bed.
Aissa: My favorite place is MIST in Harlem.

What’s Your Funniest or Worst Tour Story?
Blue: Hmmm best tour story was when we went on tour with a band we had never met and decided to share a van together. They ended up being amazing. One night, while relaxing at night by the ocean, without warning, two of them stripped their clothes off and ran into the water. It was fun and funny.

Aissa: I would agree the time by ocean. The other would be playing in Detroit the energy and people are amazing. the worst was probably Chicago, playing in a room with no windows and exposed walls of dust. I remember it was so bad that Blue had to wait outside until we were ready to play and then had to go back outside shortly after.

What THREE things are a must have when you go on tour or play a show?
Blue: a voice, tea, and whiskey
Aissa: a physical book, a book on tablet, and an audio book.

What’s your most cherished album by another artist?
Blue: Dixie Chicks ‘Home; and FKA Twigs ‘LP1′
Aissa: Funkadelic ‘Maggot Brain’

If you had to record an EP of covers, which FIVE songs/artist would make the cut?
Blue: FKA Twigs “Hours”
Des’ree “Kissing You”
Janis Joplin “Piece of My Heart”
Mos Def “the Beggar”
“You Are My Sunshine”

Aissa: Buddy Guy “Baby Please Don’t Leave Me”
Wise Intelligent “The Walking Dead”
Dead Prez “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop”
Funkadelic “Maggot Brain”
Bad Brains “I Against I”

What Are Your Future plans?
Blue: finish up my solo album and release Noon:30 ‘EP1′
Aissa: release Noon:30 ‘EP1′

Where Can We Hear Your Music?