Apherium are a Yeovil based band formed in 2011, who describe their sound as Alternative Rock. We like to incorporate a lot of different elements in our songwriting, drawing inspiration from many different genres and creating our own unique sound that aims to set us apart from the huge ocean of bands in the underground scene!
Tell us about how the history of the band?
We all met in 2010 at college. We started playing in different bands but after a few line up changes we began playing under the name Apherium (An original word we came up with as a group).
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Our influences come from a huge variety of genre’s and artists, from Country to Black Metal! Bands such as Don Broco, Biffy Clyro, Arcane Roots and 30 Seconds to Mars are a few big influences in our song writing. We love to capture the edgy yet catchy vibe that these bands achieve so well. When we first started writing our sound was very Metal orientated, but over time as we matured as musicians and expanded our inspirations we’ve slowly progressed to much more melodic, contemporary rock sound.
What inspires you?
All music inspires me; I can draw influence from any piece of music I enjoy. Outside of music, I’m hugely inspired by the human psyche. A lot of my lyrics are based around emotions such as love, fear, belief. I think we are capable of so much just within our own minds. We can create entire worlds in our dreams, and use them to carve out a path in our lives.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We have a small home studio set up that we use to record ideas that we then build upon to write our songs. We’ll usually take these across into a live scenario to see if they translate well, but most of our songwriting is done in a studio environment.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
I would have to say one of our newest tracks, the name of which I can’t announce on the World Wide Web! But I feel that it’s one of our strongest ‘songs’, in the traditional sense of the word. And it has a real presence live that I get a huge buzz from every time we play it.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
A tour with Enter Shikari, their most recent live shows have been absolutely mind blowing and I would love to get an insight into how it all goes together behind the scenes. Aside from that they’re a fantastic band with some great songs!
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think there is a huge amount of opportunity for bands who have the commitment to reach out and take it! Music is the most readily available as it’s ever been and it’s never been easier to reach a huge audience without the backing of a major label who will suck up nearly every penny you earn. I’m sure if you ask the same question to those major labels they’d tell you the end is nigh, but I think the exact opposite.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
I couldn’t tell you any weird experiences to be honest! But the most fun we’ve had would have to have been on our most recent tour with Hidden Skies, Spark the Sail & Your Illuminations. They were all such great, funny people and every night was full of laughs.
What are your future plans?
We’re focusing on writing more songs, promoting the release of our new music video for ‘Resolve’. We have big plans for 2017, with lots of fresh material and content we’re looking to release throughout the year. We can’t disclose exactly what this will involve just yet, so you’ll have to keep your eyes on our Facebook and Twitter for more information!