Tribes: ‘We don’t need MySpace to succeed’ – video

NME and BBC Introducing team up to give unsigned band first Maida Vale session

London newcomers Tribes have said they’re shunning MySpace as a way of promoting themselves.

The four-piece, who were featured in NME’s New Music Of 2011 issue recently, were speaking during their recent Maida Vale session for NME and BBC Introducing.

Watch video footage of them in the London studio by scrolling down and clicking below.

Speaking of the hype surrounding the band at the moment, frontman Johnny Lloyd said: “We didn’t wanna do the MySpace thing really, didn’t wanna do it all online. Just having 1,000 friends on MySpace doesn’t mean your gigs are gonna be busy.”

NME Editor Krissi Murison and BBC Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens chose Tribes for the session, with Eastbourne newcomers Yaaks also lined up to record at Maida Vale as part of the link-up.

Speaking in the Tribes video, Murison said: “When we picked Tribes it was really important to us that they weren’t signed yet, and that by bringing them into Maida Vale we could really help them up that next rung of the ladder.”