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INTERVIEW: Echoic

VentsHi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Echoic – Hi guys! We’ve been great, we are just finishing up our European tour which has been awesome!

Vents Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Messed Up Smiles”?

Echoic – We’re really excited to release our single ‘Messed Up Smiles’ as it’s moving us in a new musical direction as we grow as a band. It will be released on September the 16th 2016.

Vents – Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Connor of Echoic – The song is about events which occur in relationships, and the general message in the song is having the strength to overcome difficult situations.

Vents – Any plans to release a video for the single?

Echoic – Yes, absolutely! The music video will be online in the next coming days. You’ll be able to check it out on our VEVO page.

Vents  Does the single come off an upcoming album or EP, if so, can you shed some light it?

Echoic – We can confirm that we are currently in the final stages of writing our second EP, which will feature our single ‘Messed Up Smiles’. We’re aiming to release the EP at the beginning of 2017. 

Vents – How was the recording and writing process?

Echoic – The writing process for the single went really well; Connor took more of a leading role on this single, with the rest of the band adding their final touches to the songs as they’re completed.

We worked with the incredible producer Arthur Walwin (5SOS, Charlie Simpson etc) who brought out the best of us in our recording session. Mixing was done by Elliot Wilkins and Mastering was done by Pete Maher who has done some of the best work we have ever heard! 

Vents – What role does London play in your music?

Echoic – London is a huge city full of diversity and culture combined. It’s a brilliant influential place to be, surrounded by so much talent. There are so many bands who have originated from London that we look up to! We try and take in the surroundings and vibes to add to our music.

Vents – What are you testifying on the upcoming album or EP if there is one on the horizon?

Echoic – The next EP will be a step up from our debut EP and we’re looking to incorporate new elements in to our music. Connors’ writing will definitely have a deep and consistent meaning running through it.

Vents – Is Mondo.NYC your first experience in the US?

Echoic – Yes, it’s our first time as a band. We’re super stoked to come over and play for you guys!

Vents – What are your plans after your Mondo.NYC showcases?

Echoic – We’re heading straight back to the UK for the dates we have booked already and to plan our next tour.

Vents – What’s happening next in Echoic’s world?

Echoic – We can’t wait to head back to into the studio to finalize the EP and add the finishing touches. We will then be looking at getting our asses back to the US and touring our record extensively for you all.

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