Introduce yourself and your music:
I’m Damon and I’m the vocalist for Left In The Wake. We’re a five piece from Madrid, Spain (although I’m from London. Long story).
How would you describe your sound and lyric style?
Our sound is a mix between hardcore, punk and prog rock. It’s kind of hard to categorise because we have changed so much musically over our time as a band, and we try to keep elements of our original sound mixed with newer influences. With the lyrics, I tend to talk about things I can relate to and have experienced. I try to write them so that there is some gloom to them, but with a feeling of hope at the same time. I write the lyrics on my own mainly because I am the only native English speaker in the band and this gives me the freedom to say what I want and address things that matter to me.
Who are your main influences?
Our influences range from old bands to new. I always loved solo guitarists growing up like Steve Vai, Gary Moore, Joe Satriani etc. I think that’s where I started getting interested in music. We all love bands like Pink Floyd, The Doors, Hendrix and all those influential bands but modern bands I would say like Misery Signals, Poison The Well, Come Back Kid, Shai Hulud – bands with metal roots and punk influences basically.
What are you working on now?
Paying for a van… and touring around Spain. We did a 9-day tour last summer and now we’re hitting the places we couldn’t get to last year. We’re looking to get a music video out soon to promote a bit more of the album, but it’s a question of time and money, so we’re just working hard at it.
Are you touring now?
Yeah, we’re currently doing a National tour called the “Long Live The Unnamed” tour and pairing up with various bands from around the country for 2-3 day stints, it’s been awesome so far and we have about 5 left to do before summer and the UK tour.
What can people expect at your live gigs?
Blood, sweat and tears. We’ve had our fair share of them all for different reasons but we’re not a brutal deathcore band, so we’re not the types to “crab-mosh” or do synchronised dancing or whatever. I know for some bands that stuff goes hand in hand with the music, but we’re more about just playing and letting the crowd, the music and the atmosphere take over.
Where can people check out your music?
People can check us out on Facebook, Bandcamp, Spotify, Youtube, iTunes etc. We have physical copies available at our gigs and our online store with all the other merch. Come check us out on tour if you can, we’ll be putting all the dates on our Facebook page and we’ll have new merch made for it!