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INTERVIEW: Perception

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hey, we’ve been good thanks. Really busy with preparing the new material for the studio.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Monolith”?
Sure. Basically, we wrote most of this song in the run up to the release of our last EP ‘Collapse’ and we decided we wanted to take a different spin off the material we’d done for Collapse. Make it heavier, more interesting, the usual cliche’s.

The song itself is about humanity and it’s destructive nature towards the world we live in. So the way mankind destroys the environment and wipes out so many species in the way that it conducts itself, thus, humanity is the Monolith to which the song title refers to.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not any specific event, but rather the destructive way mankind is conducting itself towards each other, fellow inhabitants of earth and the environment itself. Be it by whaling, poaching, fighting and killing eachother using grotesque weapons or maintaining unsustainable energy productions that ultimately destroy the environment and wipe out life.

Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes, we filmed a performance video with DarkNorth media in January to go with it. We love working with Scott, he’s a laugh and always does an amazing job on everything he works on.

How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process was interesting. It basically sat as half a song after Paddy (guitar) started writing it for about a year and when we started pulling material together, we finished the track. We recorded with Dan (Kerr – Avenue Studios) who mixed our EP ‘Collapse’. He was great to work with, really relaxed and knew how to get good performances out of everyone.

What role does Underoath and Architects play in your music?
They’re both the main inspirations for us as musicians, despite the fact we don’t sound much like either of them. So things like electronics and the atmospheric elements both bands have.

How’s your new material coming along?
It’s finished. We’ve just got a few things to tweak before we hit the studio but it’s all there.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The rest of the EP will be named after the single because the lyrical themes tend to follow the same idea.

Would the rest of the music follow the same vibe as your latest single?
In some respects. The songs on this EP are very varied but they all share a similar, dark, moody untone to them.

Any plans to hit the road?
We’re looking to put something together for later this year. Until then we’ll be playing whenever and wherever we can.

What else is happening next in PERCEPTION’s world?
Write, Record, Gig, Repeat.

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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