Right now we are multitasking answering these questions while out the same time plugging the EP to death over on our social sites on facebook and twitter (see what I did there?).
When we started initially as a two piece it was just a jamming session – James and myself in a studio all by ourselves with a riff that would end up becoming DJ , we treated the whole project with a bit of tongue in cheek and spent a good 20 mins laughing to ourselves at what we done, partially in shock at how good we thought it sounded and at how easy it came to us.
I guess you could say we are, we all bring our own style and influences into what we do but try to focus around a catchy riff or chord progression.
Your debut EP Lost Generation literally just came out, it manages to sound fresh and classic at the same time; how do you walk the line between homage and creating something new?
Tricky to answer, but I think the idea is to write a song without the mindset of ‘I’m going to make something new or cutting edge’.
This time last year James and I wrote what was to become the song ‘DJ’. We felt we were on to a good thing with it but it wasn’t until Trig and Matt joined that we knew just how well it would work.
Relates to the music of today and how it’s manufactured and shows a lack of artists who write their own songs, how an entire musical generation as been lost in essence.
The feedback so far has been overwhelming to say the least. We was never expecting it to be this good but the real test is whether people will take a punt on us and download the EP or turn up to any of our shows.
You’re currently doing some live dates in the UK, including Sheffield at The South Sea where I used to drink as a student, have you been getting some good turn outs to shows?
Playing at the O2 Academy 3 in Brum was a good show, place was pretty packed out and we got offered another show there off the back of our performance.
I’m glad you don’t back down from some distortion and not afraid to bring some volume to your work, because it seems a little to me that some bands that want to make rock now step away from the distortion a little – I take it that’s not your style?
James only has one volume and that’s loud! We have to crank things up just so we can hear ourselves. But we are very much a distortion-based band.
Which bands and artist have been an influence on you as a band and make you want to pick up an instrument and do what you do?
Bands like Weezer, Foo Fighters, Nine Black Alps, Nirvana…pretty much any 90’s alternative rock/grunge bands have had an influence on us at some point or another. For most of us we grew up listening to these bands (except Matt as he is the baby of the band, although he shares similar tastes), so it’s naturally the music we love and are influenced by.
You’re out doing gigs at the moment, your new EP’s come out – looking ahead what are you aiming at; have you got plans for a new release down the line, any more dates later in the year?
Well we are just trying to book up some more shows in July, August and September at the moment to really help push out the EP.
James can give you a list as long as his limbs with regards to bad bands and artist but I guess you’ll have to ask us that one next time.