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Who are you?
I’m Connor Jobes from the Sunderland alternative band noyou. It started off as a writing project to help see me through some musical changes happening in my life, and soon progressed into a live act with the help of some of my best mates.

What is it that you do?
We play an eclectic mix of Synth-pop, fuzzy rock and electronic music.

How long have you been doing it?
We’ve been publicly a thing since April 2019, so just over a year! There was a lot of writing and experimenting before I worked out what kind of music I wanted to make. We had a band with a few different members in 2016/17 playing older songs I’d written, but we soon realised the tunes weren’t quite right and the band never made it out of the practice room. Before all of this I’d been in a death metal band since 2009, and some of the members of that band stuck with me into noyou. The metal band ended naturally and with growing up and all that I thought It was time for a bit of a musical progression.

What inspires you?
I think we all take our own unique path in life, regardless of where we think or hope to end up. The journey of self discovery and improvement constantly inspires me. As long as I can keep being honest to myself and others, then I’ll be okay. We all make mistakes in life. I try to own mine and use them guide me, my music and my life in a better and more positive direction.

Tell us about your music.
All of our music is quite varied in style. We’ve got the straight up big synthy guitar tunes, a few heavier numbers and some acoustic mellow ones. I feel like a common theme is starting to take shape the more that we write, but I’m always up for experimenting and trying to do something slightly different. I don’t wanna release the same song over and over again and I honestly can’t imagine what the music we write in a years time will be like. It’s exciting to try and keep it fresh and delve further into unknown territory.

What have you got coming up in the future?
We’ve been releasing 1 single a month since the start of 2020 and plan to keep that train going until the end of the year. It can be a lot of work but I thought it would be a cool and challenging project to try and achieve.

Where can people find out more about you?
We’re on all the usual socials under @noyoumusic, and you can find our ever growing collection of tunes on Spotify, YouTube and all the usual haunts! We hope to see you there.

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