How would you describe your music?
We’re Alt-Rock. We’ve got so many different styles that influence us so it’s really difficult to assign one specific genre to us, but we like it that way. It keeps things interesting when we write because we never know what direction a song could go in before we play about with it.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
The band was started by Stephen (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar) and James (Lead Guitar) in 2018. Luke (Drums) joined a few months after and, through him, we found Callum (Bass) at the end of the year. We had our complete lineup by December 2018 and just got straight to work from there. We ended up quickly writing our debut EP Perspectives and, by May 2019, we had released it. We’ve been working really hard since then and hope for that work to pay off in 2020.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
We have so many between the four of us. We all have different genres of music that we would consider to be our favourites. From Royal Blood and Arctic Monkeys to Rock legends like Queen and Guns n Roses, there are so many bands that we listen to that inspire us to write a certain song in a certain style.
What inspires you?
We get inspired by energetic people who just put their all into everything. That’s why doing this is so great. We get to meet so many energetic people at our shows and it really does make things a million times more fun for us. When you hear people singing your songs back to you it’s the maddest feeling but it’s honestly the thing that keeps us going a lot of the time.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We’ll write anywhere really. Someone will get an idea and we’ll just be like “right where do we go from here.” We normally will work on ideas in our practice space, but as for getting the ideas themselves, we find that they come quite naturally in any circumstance.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Our most recent single Tied Down is so fun to perform live. When the intro starts, we just always build up that the song is going to go wild and we love that about it. The people at our shows seem to love that aspect of it too which, like we said earlier, just makes things way more fun.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
We’d love to tour with bands like Biffy Clyro or Royal Blood. The atmosphere is always epic with bands like those guys, so we’d love to be able to get in on that sort of energy.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s so difficult to be able to sustain a career in music at the moment. It’s not the same as it was when bands like Motley Crue became big. But, in that sense, it distinguishes who the real artists are and really shows how much they care about the music they make. Not just anyone can make it these days, so the ones that do have to be insanely committed.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We played a show where we did a cover of ‘Killing in the Name’ – Rage Against The Machine and we obviously had to swear in that song… quite a bit. So, when we clicked on that there were kids in the audience, we kind of just had to go with it and hope we didn’t get stuff thrown at us on stage. Thankfully we didn’t… we’re going to hell for it though.
What are your future plans?
At the minute we’re just planning on making as much music as possible and sharing it with those who listen to us. We want to increase our fanbase and get a few more high-profile shows. But, most of all, we just want to keep having fun with what we’re doing. We’re basically four brothers, when it comes down to it, and nothing’s better than doing what you love with your best mates.