Hey, thank you for having us! We’re busy but loving every second.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Breathe”?
This song is about how you can be manipulated into a life that you believe is true but then the revelation of what life is really meant to be, But also about how its ok to do what you feel is right to just release emotion, for us it’s playing in a band. Other people can turn to negative influences like drugs or alcohol but whatever the situation we believe that everyone can interpret this song is some way that is relatable to their life.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Guitarist Iggy is, always pumping out ideas. He influenced this song lyrically. He has been through a lot and we wanted this song for him, something he could just crank up and zone out, just become lost in the music. This then developed into something more, something bigger.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
In three words “Cold, awesome and funny”. It is the most fun we have ever had on a video shoot. We had a story and a background behind the video. It was very cold, we had to drag our equipment down a dirt track to get to what is basically a motorway bridge, it was worth it and we are all stunned with the result but something most fans don’t know is the place we filmed, the lake behind us, our guitarist dad’s Friend, who was an aspiring musician, drowned and sadly lost his life. So to play near that spot and have a bond of music really meant a lot to us.
How was the recording and writing process?
Really fun! This come off of a string of songs that we recorded in the studio at the same time as Breathe. Breathe was not really complete by the time we went into the studio but we felt it was one of the best songs we had written at that point, it was a little un nerving completing it in the studio, but this gave us the chance to explore our tonal needs.
What role does the UK play in your music?
Coming from Birmingham (home of metal) Black sabbath! We really believe that we have to fill a great legacy to become as eye opening as Sabbath are. They turned people to a new way of thinking about music and maybe we can help people see problems they thought were never going to impact them.
We view our music as mixing old with new. We want to write about things people can relate to. It’s a mental expression on how we feel about everything dealing with the war and poverty and being stuck in the system with nothing getting better. The rise of crime we are stuck in and just want peace. We have to deal with the state of the world that our ancestors left.
How has Pantera and Guns N’ Roses influenced your writing?
Pantera really give us the influence of heavy breakdowns and big open chorus. Guns N’ Roses are a big influence for our drummer and bassist both on stage and musically. Our guitarist takes influence from slash’s riffs and a non chord based approach to playing. We feel like our band brings back the old yet offers a new, modern sound that moulds nice when put together.
Does the new single mean we can expect new material – how’s that coming along?
New material is fast on the way. We have some recorded but need to jump into the studio again soon. We are bringing the best songs we can and really solidifying our sound.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Possible EP Titles are: Zero Tolerance/Project Zero – nothing confirmed but ideas are floating about.
We are looking at the Autumn for the EP release – no set date though, but watch this space!