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INTERVIEW: At The Sun

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

We are doing good! Enjoying ourselves after coming out of the studio and keen to now get our music out there to as many people as possible, willing or not!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Breathe”?

Oh man we love that track! When entering the studio we thought one of our other tracks “Devil In Your Eyes” was going to be our single. But all of us were struck by the energy and drive that burst out of the speakers with Breathe. We love playing this song as its raw and something for people to get stuck into, a real full throttle number. It’s a great representation of what we do – big riffs, ripping solos and soulful vocals

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

The song isn’t really about any one event in particular, it’s more a collection of events over time. The main theme is escape, escaping the place you feel trapped, and also escaping your own mind. Finding that room to breathe.

Any plans to release a music video for the single?

We always liked the idea of a lyric video so we hooked up with the guys at Black Sheep Media who were brilliant in creating a really stylish video that captures the energy of the song. We’re mighty proud of what came out, you can check it out on our Facebook and YouTube. We’re working on ideas already for our next music video – no rest for the wicked!

Why naming the EP after this track in particular?

We were playing with a few ideas and never really settled on one until “Breathe” got thrown into the mix. That song everyone seemed to give everyone a great feeling after coming out of the studio so seemed fitting to name the EP after it.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was a great experience. We got to work with the dynamic and pragmatic John Mitchellat Outhouse Studios and the result was exactly what the band was after. Studio time was entertaining but when it came to playing our instrument, it was game on and get your part laid down right! This helped give the songs their energy and drive as there was no dwelling around on minor details just ‘That’s the shit!’ or ‘That was a load of shit!’. John has worked with the likes of Inglorious, Don Broco, Architects and Enter Shikari so we knew we were in safe hands!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

The writing process for us so fargenerally begins with a guitar riff. Once the tone of the song starts to emerge, that enables Harry to find the right lyrics and melody -sometimes they might just fall into place, other times you have to dig deeper. We try to write from our own experiences, good and bad, and hope that people can find a connection with them, otherwise what’s the point in writing at all!

Any plans to hit the road?

A lot of our current focus is towards our EP launch on June 3rd. After that we have a few gigs lined up around London. We have got such a buzz from playing these songs on the stage,It’s great to for us to share the songs we’ve been playing in the rehearsal room with a live crowd to see what reaction the tracks get. We’re in talks to do some cool things later this year gigs wise – watch this space…

What else is happening next in At The Sun’s world?

Next step is launching this EP to the world! We’ll be having our EP launch on June 3rd at The Water Rats venue in Kings Cross. We’re buzzing for that, it’s our first fully self-hosted night and were being joined by our buddies in Stoneflies and Saint Apache – powerful bands!Then it’s a case of hitting the road and promoting the record. We are playing at the 229 venue on July 7th and at a new exciting London festival ‘Shindignation’ where loads of bands from Jazz to Rock will be playing a variety of venues in East London. We’re looking forward to finding some new great bands to follow!

Watch the single “Breathe” here

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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