Unafraid of defying musical barriers, the New York-based Oxymorrons have been praised for their innovative urban-leaning alt-rock sound — likened to Rage Against The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, and Gym Class Heroes. A band quickly gaining steam, their efforts will culminate in the release of their debut EP, Complex But Basic (10/16).
Oxymorrons: Queens is the most-diverse borough out of the five in NYC. It’s home to the Worlds Fair. It’s the third largest in the world. 51-million people attended in 1964. 58-countries arts and culture were represented. Queens is a melting pot of cultures still [to] this day.
SCP: How would you best summarize New York City’s nightlife? Where/what can we most likely find you doing at night?
O: The city never sleeps. As for us you can catch us getting into various things from catching live shows, sporting events or our favorite: raging at house parties with the homies.
SCP: What’s your travel history? Frequent? What are some places you’ve hit?
O: We traveled tons in the [United States] this year alone. I think we have played a show in almost all 50 states. Iowa happens to be one of our favorites. We played Barnstormers in Codfish Hollow. It’s such an amazing place. The owner Tiffany is amazing. There is no other venue like it in the United States. Definitely an Oxymorrons favorite.
SCP: When you do get away are you looking more for a serene beach to relax on or after an active, adventurous getaway? Why?
O: A little bit of all. If we could find a beach where we can workout in the morning, adventure through nature in the afternoon and party at night. That would be utopia!
O: You cannot travel without music. Weather your a musician like us, and you travel to play music, or your just a listener/fan. The creation of the head phone let’s you know how music and traveling have an eternal relationship.
SCP: Everyone has a list of places that they still have to hit. What are three destinations, either work or pleasure, that you need to see? Why?
O:Japan, because we are such a huge fan of Japanese culture. London, because we have heard so much about how people would love our sound, and how they have such great appreciation for music out there. Amsterdam, that would be a dream to the guys in the band that partake in the consumption of cannabis.
SCP: Most destinations have a festival that they’re known for, whether it’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Oktoberfest in Munich. Which one would you choose to attend? Why?
O:Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It’s legendary and is one of our favorites cities. Got to love a place you can get alligator.
SCP: How has travel as a whole broadened your perspectives of the world and humanity?
O: Traveling this land has made us all better men/people. The experience molds you forever. You get a broad perspective of who people are, how they live and why the do what they do. We have gained such a love and respect for people from traveling.
SCP: What artists did you listen to growing up? Did your taste in music evolve as you got older? How did it mold your style?
O: We listed to it all from Queen, to blink-182, to N*E*R*D, Michael Jackson. You name it; we listened to it. As we got older, the list just got larger as we began to make our own music decisions, not just the ones our parents monitored.