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INTERVIEW: SCARLETINAS

Welcome to Vents. How have you been?

Marc Hayward (vocals/guitar): We’ve been very well thank you.

Can you tell us more about your latest single ‘Walls Down’?

MH: ‘Walls Down’ is a new track, recorded a few months ago. The first time we played it was at Glastonbury during the summer and it just jumped out as the song that was going to be the new single. It was a lot of fun to record because it’s a lot heavier than our first single ‘Walking On Water’.

Dan Williams (guitar/vocals): It’s a nice introduction to Scarletinas if you haven’t heard us already.

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

MH: The music just came really naturally and it didn’t seem like it was a massive effort to write. What was tricky was then getting into the words. I had an idea of where they needed to go. They’re very personal lyrics and it was one of those ones where you’re finished writing and you’re like, “Woah that got deep quite quick.”

Any plans to release a music video for ‘Walls Down’?

MH: We’re actually filming it as we speak. We’re going around Europe at the moment with the amazing Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and we’re shooting stuff out the van window and on our travels and we’re going to edit it together.

How was the recording process?

DW: It was easy.

Jim Portas (drums): It was slick.

MH: It was easy and quick and a lot of fun. We recorded it at the Animal Farm in Bermondsey in an old biscuit factory.

DW: If you break it down, it was basically recorded in 30 minutes.
How’s the road been treating you so far?

MH: We left London at 8 this morning and we’re now in Belgium at the start of a very long journey. We’re excited to go to all these places and play in front of all these people.

What’s coming up next?
MH: The single’s out now. We’re going to do this tour and then we’re talking to some people about some big shows next year, which will be followed up by the second single. We’re writing and refining as we go.

DW: Buy the single.

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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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