Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
We are very well, excited and full of beans!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single ‘Break of Dawn’?
Our single ‘Break of Dawn’ is about living your life the best way you can and being fully occupied in the present – the magic of the moment. We recorded it in Spencer’s home studio and after recording about a dozen songs, this one stood out as an uplifting anthem. We found ourselves walking around singing it so it presented itself as the single.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
There wasn’t one particular event that inspired the song, it was more a feeling of being in the moment. We were thinking about the most simple joy you can have – focussing on what is around you, immersing yourself in that and encouraging people to get into that space. The music came first and the lyrics just felt right.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
We have been talking to some folks about getting a video done so it’s on the cards.
The single comes off your new album – any title in mind?
The title of the album is Weather The Storm, a line from the single. The whole album feels like it comes under that title and is positive without being sickeningly happy. Mostly we see the good side of people and events so we often have a spin that raises the spirit without hiding the dark side of us.
Any tentative release date?
We are having a single release party on July 9th at The Finsbury in North London, we’ll have some copies to give away and will be playing some other tracks from the album. There are a few other bands on the bill so it should be a cracking night.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording and writing process for Break of Dawn was straightforward as we knew from the outset what we wanted to hear. We used a nice analogue valve amp for most of the instruments so it has that punchy warmth we were after. This song came quickly (just as many others did) – sometimes it just works immediately and we’re smiling before it even gets to the first verse. One or two other songs on the album weren’t quite working so we sometimes went back and stripped them to pieces and reworked entire sections. Getting the sounds right and having the right feel is really important, it’s very time-consuming but we think it’s worth the effort.
Does London plays a role in your music?
The music scene in London is buzzing and feels like the right place for us to start. We’ve always played here with other bands, learning the ropes, we’ve met some great musicians and engineers over the years.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
We find that we can only passionately write about what we truly know, which is our life events, the people around us and how we feel about all of that. Anything that gets our hearts racing is fair game: we don’t want to write too selfishly so we try to share experiences (love, loss, pain and pleasure) and move forward. If the audience can attach to any of our songs we think we’ve succeeded. We listen to quite a varied palette of material and buy albums from all kinds of different genres so there’s always a new angle appearing for us. Musical ideas seem to be quite prolific, little riffs and chords are constantly buzzing around so more often we have to discipline ourselves and focus on one thing at a time.
Any plans to hit the road?
We want to bring the live experience to people so we’re getting out there and booking in some dates. We are very new as a band so the single launch is very exciting. We think that Saints Patience is something to witness live.
What else is happening next in Saints Patience’s world?
We’re recording the final bits for the album and doing the mix, so it’s almost there. We’re already thinking about the next album. Again, we have to stop and concentrate on one thing at a time but we have a catalogue of tunes waiting to be played with. We’re looking at gigs that get us exposure, we want to bring our music to as many people as possible. And that video.. watch this space..
Spencer & Mudibu