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INTERVIEW: Dead Ground

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

Not too bad! Lots of planning but all good things.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “We All Feel The Same”? Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Ed had come up with a particular interesting chord progression that we didn’t want to leave alone. The lyrics we’re inspired by a verse I heard in Romans that talks about how no one person can truly understand how complex someone else’s feelings are, how sad they are, how joyful they are. But equally, we’re all in the same boat so we need to learn to be empathetic and forgiving. The end riff came out of nowhere at a rehearsal and was one of the best feelings we’ve had.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Absolutely! 12th October, shot by the ever-talented Dylan Friese-Greene.

How was the recording and writing process?

Writing the song was hard at first, although Ed had already made up most of the chords, it’s quite a bizarre rhythm and harmony to sing over. The melody took longer than my patience would usually allow!

How Muse and Radiohead has influence your writing?

I had a BIG Muse phase in my early teens. They were the first rock band I had heard that achieved sounds of such grandeur and intensity. Their earlier material was so brutal!

Radiohead reminded me to calm down a bit and sing a little quieter every now and then.

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

We’re releasing this single, and then Going Nowhere will follow shortly. We’ll be recording new tunes in the new year for some more singles early 2019 but a third EP is a while off.

Any plans to hit the road?

Another tour, but wider across the UK would be grand. It’s just a baby idea at the moment.

What else is happening next in Dead Ground’s world?

We’re recording an acoustic session soon which will be available on Spotify for fans who want chilled versions of our songs.

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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