Cohesion are from London, England and their FB bio describes themselves as “If music is the machine, Cohesion are the engine. They drive fast, hit hard and have no need for brakes”.
How would you describe your music?
Alternative Metal with a grinding undertone of Industrial. The right mix.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
It actually all started as a solo project that just expanded to start including regular collaborators, who then became full time members and over time that started to change the overall tone of the band. Nice evolution overall and really helped us to hone the sound we all wanted, which we really think we nailed with our latest release ‘Avarice’.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Too long to list in full but let’s say Trent Reznor and NIN, Puscifer (anything Maynard touches really), Meshuggah, those kind of bands. Real varied but they’re really true to themselves and they stick to their guns and we like that. Plus they sound badass!
What inspires you?
Anyone and everyone who has had the guts and balls to just do it, no matter the odds or the cost. We can take inspiration from any band or artist on any level provided they’re doing what they want to do and they’re working hard on it themselves to get where they alone want to be. We love gigs with other local bands even who we feel do this as you’re then in a room full of people who are all working towards that same goal and that’s awesome.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Neither. It’s usually the home studio. I mean any idea can come at any time but they all get penned down in the home studio and sent around and then fleshed out in the rehearsal room. Studio time is recording time, we like to think the only reason you are there in the studio is to get down on tape (or converted to 1s and 0s anyway) something you have worked out to death and you know is as perfect as can be already. If any magic comes out in the studio extra, that’s great but man you have to have the song finished already!
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Tough choice…probably the new single ‘Avarice’, and that’s not only cos it sounds great but because it’s damn hard and it’s the one track that has everything on it – backing track and big vocals and all the intricate timings and riff changes, gotta concentrate more than most but when we get to the end and realise we nailed it….that feeling is why we do it.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Maybe Rob Zombie or Meshuggah, I get the feeling those guys just know how to have a good time. Plus what a pleasure that would be to see them do their thing every night.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Well it’s different to what it used to be, there’s more accessibility but also more competition, it sucks but….it’s always sucked. Things change but the overall result is the same, we just have to learn to live with the cards we’re dealt and make them work for us!
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
People keep asking Seven (our female guitarist) for her underwear after shows. That’s just fuckin’ creepy. Every time.
What are your future plans?
World Domination, the usual really. Keep gigging, keep writing, keep releasing, keep going until more and more people turn up for shows and really dig what we’re doing, and convince them to give us money to keep afloat. You know, the usual spiel.