Hi folks, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi guys, thanks for having us! We’re great! We’ve been super busy of late with the Fallen release and we’ve literally just spent our Easter weekend shooting another new music video for the single after Fallen. We’re really excited for everything to come this year.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Fallen”?
Fallen is probably our most mature release in terms of music and lyrical content. It is about depression, which is an illness that affects a lot of people but is often misunderstood. We think it’s really important to talk about mental health to help break down the stigmas attached to it and Fallen is our contribution to the mental health dialogue.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Lilith suffered from chronic depression for ten years and so that is where the lyrical content came from. Fortunately she no longer suffers from it but her experience of it still often influences her writing, as it did with Fallen.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes! The video for Fallen will drop on the 1st of May so make sure you check out our social media channels to catch it. We shot it outside at night, in the middle of winter and it features a huge bonfire, flaming pigs heads, a creepy cult with tiki torches, and Lilith and her sister wearing next to nothing pole dancing. What more could you want!?
How was the recording and writing process?
Musically the song was written in the space of about 15 minutes after Tom the bassist showed me (Adam) some interesting guitar chords at a rehearsal one day. I went home and was just noodling around in the early hours of the morning and the song pretty much wrote itself. I’ve always been inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s very fluid style of playing and although the song and guitar parts don’t necessarily sound like a Hendrix composition, there is a strong sense of melody, fluidity and rhythm in the parts we play.
How Black Sabbath and The Beatles has influence your writing?
We all have diverse musical taste ranging from hip-hop to heavy metal, world music, and everything in between. The Beatles were my (Adam) first musical heroes and probably the main reason I wanted to be in a band. In my opinion, no other band has come close to writing the sheer amount of great melodies they came up with and they’re a continuing influence when it comes to writing great, memorable melodies for the music. Black Sabbath were punk before punk was even a thing and the raucous sound and attitude of them and their music is something we all greatly admire.
Do you have an album in the works?
We don’t have anything concrete in the works, but we’re writing lots of new material and an album is definitely something we want to start work on.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
There’s no concrete plans for a release date but it’ll probably be early sometime in the new year, as we have at least one more single we want to release following Fallen. Lilith jokingly suggested ‘Knightmare’, so if we don’t come up with anything else, that will probably end up being the title!
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes! We have gigs pretty much every weekend in April including Girls Rocks! Festival in Stoke-on-Trent on April 14th which features live music all day from female fronted bands in support of the domestic abuse charity Refuge. We’re gigging all throughout the rest of the year too including a headline slot at Drunken Monkey Festival, and loads of other venues up and down the UK so check out our social media pages for tickets and more information!
What else is happening next in Lilith & The Knight’s world?
We’re busy rehearsing for all our upcoming gigs and concentrating on writing lots of new material. It’s all really exciting!
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