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INTERVIEW: CLAYTORIDE

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

Hello VENTS, we’re proud to be here with you spreading some words about our new EP “Worth Leaving”, we just moved to the UK and everything is fine. We come from Vicenza(IT) and now we’re based in Cardiff (Wales) where we’ve found lots of kind people and many friends, an amazing music scene with lots of very good artists. It’s a new life with new vibrations, new feelings, new moods. We’re loving it!

Can you talk to us more about your song “Cradle”?

“Cradle” it’s the “breaking the ice” song for “Worth Leaving”, and could be considered an anthem for the mettle to change, leaving something like a place, a habit, your family or whatever else you were addicted to. It comes from the necessity to bring your life and take it to somewhere new and better. It’s a wakeup call that says to take charge of your life and do something for your future. This could be a good description for “Cradle”.

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

“Cradle” comes from the desire to change and to try something new. Even if it will be hard and it will totally change your life habits. Also, if it means leave the people you love, as we did. Everyone of us, at least one time in his life, have to decide what to do between doing the step to leave its cradle and jump into a new adventure, or to stay.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

At the moment, we have many ideas about different videos for our brand new songs, but what we can say for sure is that we’re going to release the video for “Extincted” very soon, that will be the first single extracted from “Worth Leaving”. Then, according to our labels, we’ll arrange a video for “Cradle” and but its script is a secret!

The single comes off your new EP Worth Leaving – what’s the story behind the title?

The title of the record comes from our decision to leave our hometown to better our lives to build up a better future. This is a common story nowadays: there’s a lot of people that are leaving everything they love to change their life in another country, or just to ensure to their children have better life conditions. The whole world is changing, people are moving from a country to another, without caring about borders, trying to fight the fear, the fear of being pulled down, the fear of losing everything they love, the fear of not being able to do anything to help themselves. From all of these things, “Worth Leaving” was born but the message that we want to send is “grab the tools to change your life”.

How was the recording and writing process?

Both of them were so easy and nice. We write our song without a scheme, it’s something that comes free. Maybe, close to the end, we fix something before going to the studio for recording, but it’s like a natural birth process, it’s like if the songs come to us… perhaps due to the wine…perhaps because of our producer, he’s a boozer too, and he can understand us precisely!

How has Placebo and Foo Fighters influenced your music?

We love Placebo for their theatrical way to play, to stand on the stage and for how they talk about some particular topics with their amazing lyrics. Foo Fighters, instead, drive us crazy for their energetic riffs.

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

We’re always inspired by what surrounds us, by what happens to us. Our feelings, emotions, situations are all impressed and written down in our songs. Because they represent exactly what we are. Our music is our mirror.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re still waiting for our next gigs announcement. In the meantime, there are many chances to find us in London for the first days of January, and then UK tour will finally come, together with some EU gigs!

What else is happening next in CLAYTORIDE’s world?

After the tours, we will release the second part of “Worth Leaving”, with official videos and all the necessary, in collaboration with Sliptrick Records and Red Eyes Dischi, but if somebody will have the pleasure to help and work with us, just let us know! We’re always looking for something new, to experiment and see what will happen. So, don’t be shy!

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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