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INTERVIEW: Dead by Monday

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

We’ve been great cheers, it’s been an incredibly busy couple of months for the band at the moment planning the release of our debut ep and coming off the back of our first UK tour but it’s been such a rewarding time we can’t complain!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Dead Souls”?

So Dead Souls is an electrifying track which has always been one of our favourites to play live. We’re really excited to be able to show people the new lyric video and get everybody singing along at the shows!

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

Dead Souls is more of a social commentary than it is inspired by any one particular event. We wanted to attempt to shine a light on how even today, society makes it so difficult for people of working class backgrounds to achieve their dreams and how this is a direct link to the disillusionment of youth in modern British society.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Well Dead Souls already has it’s lyric video and whilst we love the song, we believe there are other songs from the ep that are deserving of music video status, we’ve just not decided which one yet!

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

Well we were sitting around one day after practice and we were debating what genre we would fit into, we have many Punk Rock roots to our sound but also elements of other genres like metal, classic rock and funk. We figured if anything, we were almost Punk – almost, but not quite! So as to avoid any confusion we decided to name the ep exactly that!

How was the recording and writing process?

It was a fantastic experience. We practice and record at a little place called The Audio Lounge in Glasgow which is an awesome studio with a sick vibe. When we were recording we were only in the studio for two days. Because we’d been sitting on the songs for a while we knew exactly what we wanted to do with them so the whole process came very naturally to us.

What role does Scotland play in your music?

With most of us having lived in Scotland all our lives, we like to think our music draws from the kind of tongue in cheek humour and wit that Scottish patter is famous for.

What aspect of punk music did you get to explore on this record?

That’s a tough one because there’s so many different faces of punk music out there these days and it all sounds so different! One of Almost Punk’s key ingredients is the incendiary lyrics slating the current state of world politics with a slightly tongue in cheek outlook – suppose that’s a key aspect which can be attributed to the old school punk anthems of the 80s which made the genre what it is today. We’ve tried to stay true to that original punk rock ethos whilst also exploring many different sides to heavy music.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah we punch them all the time. In all seriousness, we’ve just come off the back of our first UK tour where we hit Norwich, Manchester, Inverness and a few other places and we’re eager to head out again as soon as possible!

What else is happening next in Dead by Monday’s world?

Well as well as promoting this ep, we’ve also been busy writing songs for our next release. We have a whole load of killer tracks in the bag and we can’t wait for them to see the light of day!

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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