Whisky Stain are a two-piece Rock band from London and Nottingham formed in 2011. Their music ranges from bass driven dance influenced stompers through to blues drenched guitar based thrillers. The duo are known predominantly for their huge sound on stage and catchy vocal melodies.
How would you describe your music?
2 piece energetic rock with blues influenced riffs, thunderous drums and catchy vocals. When we record we like to experiment with extra guitars and vocals so our recordings often takes on a new life compared to our live sound.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
We started out in 2011, mostly we’ve lived apart between Nottingham and London so operated as a long distance relationship. Our track The Lord’s Revolver has been widely used on Sky TV, sports events and BBC documentaries and is a fan favourite. We released an EP called Crawley road back 2016 along with a few singles here and there.
Our latest 6 track EP release Time Waits For No Man is set to drop on September 28th. We’ve written specifically for this record so we’ve pushed our usual song writing boundaires. Two singles from the EP are now available online; the feature track Time Waits For No Man has an epic Viking esc video and Dean Jackson of BBC Introducing described Skelatone as being “A powerful powerful track,, catchy as you like”
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
BRMC, Black Keys, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash
What inspires you?Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
You never know when inspiration is gonna strike, so you just have to be ready and let it happen. Sound checks are always a good time to write for us, it’s an opportunity to concentrate on tone and we’re often excited about the show ahead. Truthfully I guess most tracks are crafted in rehearsal rooms as that’s when we have the most time to jam.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
We’ve been really enjoying playing Denial lately, just good fun to play and crowds often respond well. Denial is available online if folks wanna check it out.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
One that’s not in a transit van…
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s sad that high street record stores are fewer and further between but generally I think the industry is coping well with the changes of the last 2 decades. New music is being created and artists keep finding ways to push conventions and boundaries. There is still a lot of tut out there though and it would be nice if smaller record labels had more of an opportunity to promote their artists and influence the market.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Hmmm… most of our funniest stories perhaps require some censorship. There was a time when we slept in the boot of the car using only the parcel shelf as a blanket, although that’s more tragic than it is funny!
What are your future plans?
Our new EP ‘Time Waits For No Man’ is set to drop on September 28th. We’re hosting a launch party at Jamcafe in Nottingham to celebrate. We love this little venue and really enjoy playing a 2.5 hour set, really gives us time to stretch our musical legs, get drunk and loose our s****!