John Newman's makeshift instruments
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2013
John Newman uses household objects to create weird sounds which he incorporates into his music
John Newman uses household objects in his music.
The 'Cheating' hitmaker loves to experiment with "different s**t" to see what unusual sounds he can create, and several of these makeshift instruments have surfaced on his new album 'Tribute'.
Asked what the album is like, he said: "I like to try different s**t. like putting a microphone in a sock inside a carrier bag and in a bucket of water next to the drum kit. Lyrically, it's all about a break-up but it's still uplifting stuff."
John realised he could make a successful career in music when he was approached about joining a boy band, which went on to become The Wanted.
He told Heat magazine: "I was at music college and a woman who was putting together a boy band visited. They went on to be The Wanted.
"I told her I didn't want to be in a band, but I auditioned and she invited me down to London. That's when it felt like stuff was starting to happen."