Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Great, We’ve started our tour so the mood is high at the moment. I’m sure by the end of it we’ll be knackered and ready for a quiet night in.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Tell Me”?
Every great rock band has a song fizzled with attitude that hits you with a stalking riff from the get go. We knew for our sound we had to have something that stood out. Tell Me is all based around that big rock riff and pounding rhythm that just grabs you by the balls and screams “You think you know rock? This is fucking rock!”
With a strong sense of laid back urgency and a roaring guitar tone Tell me lays the perfect foundation for something that makes you want in.
Right down to main chorus line “Tell Me, Am I still going your way?” This song is not going anywhere and it wants to stand out.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
There is nothing more current than questioning the status quo but it’s not just the punks in this day and age. There is a bigger state of question at the moment and society is starting to noticeable reflect and adjust itself.
Either something Smart like that or we just needed a better song to smash up cars to.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
No plans at the minute. We always struggle when it comes to working out the right music video and it slows us down. I’ve always hated music videos, you listen to a track thinking it’s about one thing, getting all invested and then along comes another music video about a mopey person staring into a broken mirror and you think “Here we fucking go again”.
How was the recording and writing process?
For this song it was all about getting the intro groove down and then seeing where it took us. This is very much a rock song so we weren’t after the standard verse chorus structure. We want you to put on the song sit back and let the rollercoaster take you.
In terms of the recording processing, we recorded everything separately but the band play live with the drummer. It just makes everything still feel natural. We go into the studio with a plan to recreate the live sound but with a bit of extra polish.