How would you describe your music?
We would say our music is considered hard rock/ metal. We like to focus on having as much melody as possible, while also capturing a certain heaviness and energy that can get people banging their heads and get a crowd going.
Tell us about the history of the project?
We started the Vital Noise in 2013. The band currently consists of brothers, Andrew Wilmot (lead vocals, guitar) and Preston Wilmot (bass), and Reid Campbell (drums). Andrew and Preston started the band and played with a few different drummers for a few years. In 2018, we met Reid and it has been the perfect fit ever since.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
As a band we have so many different influences/ musical heroes. Some of them include Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria and even some classic rock acts like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Queen.
What inspires you?
As a band, we are inspired to create great music. We take great pride in our craft and try to make it the best it can possibly be.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We prefer to write in the studio. We all get really inspired just being locked into a studio space for hours on end with really no place else to go, or nothing else to do but write music.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
As a band, our favourite song to perform live is our song “The Ones”. We usually open with that song and the crowd always seems to get really into it.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
It would be incredible to tour with Bring Me the Horizon. They have been such a huge influence on us as a band and our genres are very similar, so it would be a great time.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
We think the current music industry is in an interesting position. In some aspects, it is great because it is so easy to get your music out there and get people to listen to it. On the other hand, we feel that the music industry could do a better job at finding more diverse artists and exploring new sounds, rather than sticking to the same formula that has been there for years.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
One time we were supposed to have a show at a festival in LA, and the promoter we were dealing with came to us 2 days before the show and said that the owner of the venue where the festival took place flipped out on him and cancelled all of the bands that he had booked. It turned out that all the bands were never really booked after all, and that he had basically scammed all the bands by taking all of the preliminary ticket sales and he basically ran with the money and we never heard from him again. It definitely wasn’t funny, but it was definitely weird and was a learning experience.
What are your future plans?
We are currently writing new music for our next, LP and plan on recording it over the summer. We are also trying to play as many shows as possible.