Steven (vocals): We’re doing great, thanks for having us! We’ve been in the studio a lot the last few weeks and debuted a new set at the Lexington last Saturday, so we’re still riding a wave of excitement from that.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Everything You Know”?
Sam (guitar): With ‘Everything You Know’ we were looking to explore our sound in a different context. We wanted to venture into a more raw and visceral sonic territory to capture some of the atmosphere we create at our live shows.
Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?
Steven: The rollercoaster that is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s managerial career.
Nah, I’m kidding, there isn’t really a single event that’s influenced it, I would say more a collection of experiences.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Alex (bass): Possibly. We’ve been throwing around a few ideas, but we’re quite happy letting the track stand-alone and speak for itself for the moment.
How were the recording and writing process?
Sam: We were fortunate enough to work with some amazing people on this track. We recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden and worked with producer Anders Largerfors, who was a joy to work with. He’s incredibly passionate about what he does and knows a tonne about music, which meant that we had so many ideas flowing between us in the studio.
How did Gothenburg influence the sound on the song and what made you want to go away to record this new song?
Steven: Gothenburg’s an incredibly cool and creative city, and we were all so impressed with it.
Alex: Ryan and I have been there a few times and we’re big fans of bands like Pale Honey, Wildhart and Dorena, who are all from the city. We were actually lucky enough to have Tuva from Pale Honey come down and sing on this track and we’re really happy with how that idea turned out.
Sam: As we were saying earlier, we were looking to explore our sound in a new context with this track so recording them in a different location made a lot of sense. The creative culture in Gothenburg was the ideal environment.
What role does London play in your music?
Sam: Man, London has such a vibrant and eclectic music scene. It’s accepting of so many different genres and cultures. As a band, we always aim to keep that kind of open and accepting mindset to the music we make by responding to new ideas and experimenting with different methods for our creative process. Between us, we’ve got a pretty wide palette. We listen to music ranging from Scandi-Folk to UKG; we’re fans of The Clash but we also listen to Ghetts (laughs).
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Alex: We’ve been working hard and have some exciting stuff to announce over the next few months. Watch this space.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Steven: We can’t give too much away yet, but we did preview some of the new material we’ll be releasing at our Lexington show last weekend… that might be a giveaway for some people.
Any plans to hit the road?
Steven: Yeah we are really excited to be playing a few shows up and down the country. We are really looking forward to hitting Tramlines Festival in Sheffield and Camden Rocks. Our next live show is in Reading at the Purple Turtle on the 12th of April.
What else is happening next in FAERS’ world?
Steven: Some big live shows and exciting new tracks. We feel like we’ve really pushed things forward with ‘Everything You Know’. There’s no looking back now.