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INTERVIEW: Modern Error

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

Thanks for the warm welcome, we’ve been fine just busy getting things ready for this release and our shows next month.

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

Sure. Its one of the first few songs we had whilst thinking about forming the band, it sat on the back burner for a while – which we felt was actually great to come back to it and hear it with different ears. The release of the song and video for blackout poetry is a beginning of a progression into where we want to take our sound and vision. On this song we’re beginning to bring in more varied elements and kind of break down the barrier of what we are seen to be and where we are heading.

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

I think its more of a way of thinking rather than a specific event. Its about the idea of covering your true self as you have lost all confidence in the person you really are. Much like the title ‘Blackout Poetry’, which is a form of poetry that you cover information to find a new meaning or true meaning, I wanted the song to have this idea within it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes, visuals are a huge part of who we are – the video is coming out with the release of the single on 2nd March.

How was the recording and writing process?

I think this was one of our favourite studio experiences. For our first two singles we tracked mostly at home in comfort aside from drums. We felt venturing further would help us escape our lives and focus solid on the production. This time we went down to The Ranch in Southampton. Working with Lewis Johns there was a good learning curve and he definitely brought out the best in the tracks.

How has Underoath and Nine Inch Nails influenced your music?

Underoath has definitely influenced the music, but I think its more the early 2000’s records as a whole purely for how unique each release is. Its definitely older bands that we love to listen to as I agree with that generation a lot more than newer music. I think the fact each band had a more real sound and niche just made it a much more interesting environment. Our aim is to try bring some of that ethic back. With Nine Inch Nails, its much more of a recent influence so I believe you will hear a lot more influence from that with the music we will bring out later in the year.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

The single is part of a two track (a and b side) as we love the format and are still new to the world. The two track will be called Blackout Poetry, this is side A.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Blackout Poetry, Side B will be released within the coming months.

Any plans to hit the road?

Absolutely, We play 5 shows of the UK leg of the ‘This Is As One’ tour with friends LOATHE and Holding Absence. Dates below:

March 03 – Newcastle, Think Tank
March 06 – Nottingham, Bodega
March 07- Birmingham, Asylum
March 09 – Bournemouth, The Anvil
March 10 – Bridge End, Hobos

What else is happening next in Modern Error’s world?

We have more studio time soon to track in some more material and we have a music video currently in Pre production for our B side of Blackout Poetry. We are also currently working on more dates to show the world Modern Error through our live show.

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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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