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INTERVIEW: Renegade Twelve

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thanks for having us. The camp is pretty excited at the moment and very busy.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Heroes of Mine”?
It’s the debut track on our self-titled album “Renegade Twelve” and is certainly one of the more commercial tunes on the album and we think/hope it will be a great way to announce our arrival on the original music scene. It’s an Uplifting and catchy song its very vocal and touches on the typical and not so typical heroes of modern day society.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The inspiration behind this song comes mainly from growing up in the 90’s. W were caught between an era of real classic rock idols and this new wave f “dress sexy, mime and now you’re a celebrity!” The song pretty much refers to one person standing up against the trend and questioning who really deserves to be placed in that all important “hero bracket” in 2016/17. The story ties in quite nicely with the whole renegade album them s you’ll find out when you listen.

Any plans to release a video for the single?
We’ve gone all out with our first single video. We wanted it to be bigger nd better than anything we’ve done so hopefully our fans will enjoy it. We had lot of fun with Sitcom Soldiers running around the streets of Manchester asking people to draw their heroes on chalk boards as part of the video too!

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the record after the band?
The album has quite a varied subject matter. Some of the tracks reference historic moments, while others simply tell personal stories and life experiences of the band. Most of these songs however are told in a renegade theme whether it’s one man questioning the idols of today or the story of Will Bill riding our against his own kind to fight for the Indians, you’ll have to listen to track 10 if you want to no more about that subject.

How was the recording and writing process?
We spent a good 6 months writing solidly for the album and Jake has a real talent for putting chord structures and riffs together and making them flow. The subject matters just came naturally and we ended up with just shy of 40 tracks to choose from. When it came to recording we worked with Rupert Mathews of Monkey Puzzle House. He’s pretty much worked with everyone you can think of and has a real head for heavy rock/old school metal. It was an awesome yet very stressful 4 months.

Where did you find the inspiration for the lyrics and songs on this record?
As mentioned, the subject matter is varied. We’ve covered the vanity of some individuals, the heartbreak of the governments legal system going horribly wrong for close friends and family, the story of a great band going down the drain because they followed the fame instead of the fans, we’ve even written a story about a cowboy being led out to war by a drunken general, where he gets injured, is healed by an Indian Chief and then rides out to war against his own people. It also might help explain the album cover artwork.

Any plans to hit the road?
Yes we are booked on a December tour across Cheltenham, Birmingham, Leicester, London and Ipswich. We are also hoping to tour the new album in late Jan.

What else is happening next in Renegade Twelve’s world?
We have a mailing list that you can join for all our latest news and release dates http://www.renegadetwelve.co.uk/

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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