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INTERVIEW: Over To You

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

-Splendid to be here! We’ve been somewhere between average and tasty.

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

-We can indeed.

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

-Yeah so it was a Friday night, bearing in mind I’m used to going out on a ‘sesh’ with all my friends, however much to my dismay this was the fourth or fifth Friday night/weekend in a row that no one was around as everyone had moved away for work, uni and generally moving on with their lives while I was still living with my parents to save some dosh, and I was so bored I just ended up spending the night tidying my room. I found it hilariously depressing so I started writing lyrics about it at 1am, which ended up being the chorus.

How was the video/film experience?

-Shooting the video was one of the funniest and most tiring days for us as a band. We asked Sam Kinsella to shoot it, and when we first met him we all instantly started insulting each other, which of course means we liked each other. We knew we wanted a similar vibe to Green Day’s ‘Longview’ video, so he told us to get wasted and basically ‘vibe’ it. We just ended up filming everything that came into our heads for about 12 hours, including Jimmy getting the giggles while eating cereal and Sam tweaking in the bath. I think we listened to the songs about 60 times in those 12 hours.

The single comes off your new EP S.O.S. – what’s the story behind the title?

-Ahhh it was bound to come out sooner or later! Contrary to what most might think, S.O.S. in this instance doesn’t stand for ‘Save Our Souls’, for our EP it stands for ‘Stoners On Sofas’.

How was the recording and writing process?

-Stressful, we had the songs finished instrumentally, but lyrically there were two that weren’t finished, as well as some suggested changes to the melodies from our producer. We’ve definitely learnt our lesson, no more un-finished songs before cramming in the studio.

How has Story So Far and Green Day influence your writing?

-The influence from The Story So Far is how amazingly brutal Parker’s lyrics can be when he’s writing about someone he hates, which I love doing, and Green Day are our favourite band, we love how melodic they are, the energy they manage to capture in their albums and the fact they didn’t take themselves seriously, no one does it like they did.

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

-For Storm Chasing it’s all personal, same with most of our songs, we still love whining about our lives and being angsty, we’ll get bored of it soon though.

Any plans to hit the road?

-We may be looking at a tour up north this winter, but nothing’s set in stone! We’ll definitely be hitting the road early next year though for a nationwide tour!

What else is happening next in Over To You’s world?

-We’ve booked in some studio time early next year with Neil Kennedy who we’ve wanted to work with for a while now after hearing his work with Boston Manor and Milk Teeth! But that’s all the info you’re getting!

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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