Insolace are a five-piece alternative rock band with noteworthy female vocals, London UK.
How would you describe your music?
I would describe our sound as Alternative Rock with that classic early 2000’s Indie sound thrown in there. People say we have a distinctive sound but I reckon that’s just because of my cockney accent haha!
Tell us about how the history of the project?
The band originally formed out of Conor’s old band, Oceans. As Oceans was coming to an end, Conor (guitarist) found Sam (bassist), they then started recruiting new members to start a fresh project, hence Insolace was born!
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
I personally take my influences from Rock Goddess’s such as Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin and Ann Wilson. However, as I am a huge Indie music lover, I would also say I can hear influences from Arctic Monkeys. The boys have a wide variety of influences, but when it all comes together it works well! We as a group have all grown up listening to Pop Punk and Rock bands like Paramore, Tool and even Avril Lavigne has influenced my writing for this project!
What inspires you?
The thought of people interpreting our music in a way that’s significantly personal to them. It inspires me to think that even one line in our music might hit deep with someone.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
That’s a tough one! Probably either Stay The Night (which will hopefully be out at some point soon), or our song Fight Another Day. I wrote that song at a fucking rough time in my life so it means a hell of a lot to me, I think that shows when I’m performing that song (well hopefully). If I had to choose a favourite cover to perform live I’d probably pick a track by Tool or Paramore, because their songs are always full of energy!
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Would love to hit the big festivals. Download is one I’m very keen to play before I die. Mind you, a world tour alongside Royal Blood or Foo Fighters wouldn’t be too shabby either!
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
I think we’re now in a time where anyone with a laptop and software with auto tune can make it big. This to me is good and bad, because it means that anyone has the ability to show their music/art to the world which is amazing, but it also means that there’s so much material out there now that you really have to be doing something different to get recognised. But hard work pays off in this industry. Also, I’m glad to be apart of the movement getting more women into the scene.
What are your future plans?
To keep writing and recording. We are hoping to get a few singles out this year along with a UK tour so all very exciting stuff!