The Cordial Sins are an Alternative-Rock band based in Columbus, OH. Inspired by artists such as Radiohead, The Shins, and Real Estate, the group released their first, full-length record, ‘Daze’. in November 2015. The record was followed by the release of their collaborative single ‘Angela’, featuring members of Playing to Vapors, via Impose Magazine. Their latest single, ‘Go On’, was debuted in September 2016 on CD102.5fm and continues to receive regular airplay. The Sins premiered an accompanying music video via idobi Anthm. In addition to regional touring, the band aims to release an EP in 2017.
How would you describe your music?
Tell us about how the history of the band?
Corey and I have been performing together since 2012 and added our drummer, Jeremy, in 2013. After a bit of a line up and sound change, we really settled into our current sound beginning in 2015, which is when we released ‘Daze’. Our current line up also includes Kyle on guitar and somewhat of rotating-bassist role. The four of us really comprise the core of the group.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
We have a wide range of influences that include QOTSA, Radiohead, Real Estate, Danger Mouse, The Strokes, and so many others. I’m personally a huge fan of Josh Homme, James Mercer, and Norah Jones, just to name a few.
What inspires you?
Well, a lot of things I suppose. I really enjoy making music as a lifestyle and exploring other mediums of art. I also really enjoy being outside and engaging with the world around me. As of recent, I’ve found more and more inspiration in the women I surround myself with and ideas surrounding social change.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We haven’t hit the road much and have really only spent time recently writing in the studio. Typically, we write in a rehearsal setting or just between Corey and I individually. I think writing more in the studio allowed us to be more fluid creatively, and being able to perform potential songs in a live setting is really beneficial in gauging how our audience may receive it.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
We have a new one ‘Control’, which hasn’t been released yet. I really like performing that one!
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again: Wolf Alice.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
What little I know of the music industry is somewhat overwhelming. I think it is really difficult to construct an industry around something creative such as music, which is why it’s so difficult to make a career out of it. We’re just trying to navigate it as best we can — meaning we have to balance our administrative duties with maintaining our creative integrity.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We haven’t done extensive touring just yet, so you’ll have to stay tuned!
What are your future plans?
Our biggest goals this year are to release an EP, build our team, and go on some tours. We really want to travel and put ourselves out there and we have a lot of new music that we think new audiences will enjoy!