We’ve been very well thanks, busy writing new tunes and preparing the new set. Thanks for chatting to us.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Back Of Your Hand”?
The single is out on Friday 4th Oct and is the lead track of our new EP ‘Anything.’
Back Of Your Hand’ is about TV and media controlling us, or trying to. It’s about the two-faced politicians arguing then being best friends to look good or make a point because that’s what they think people want to see, dumbing down the common people, benefitting themselves. All the songs on the EP are kind of about that subject really. Human Existence is questioning everything and anything, that’s why the EP is called ‘ANYTHING’.”
We recorded the whole EP with Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios in our home town of Wolverhampton. We recorded a string trio and a brass player for it. The final version on the EP is the second mix of the track as we went back it to re-record a few parts to get the perfect mix. It sounds massive now. We’re really pleased with it.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The song was written at the same time Donald Trump was befriending Kim Jong-Un. Take from that what you will 😂
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
We worked with our mate Dan Crew to produce the video. He’s ace at all that animation stuff, we just turned up for a couple of shots really. We aren’t very good at acting and being in the videos really that’s why we like the animation stuff so much.
The single comes off your new album Anything – what’s the story behind the title?
The title is a lyric in the last track Human Existence. It sort of sums up the whole EP really. Just questioning anything and everything about the world right now.
How was the recording and writing process?
We write each track differently really but remember spending some time getting the rhythm right on ‘Back Of Your Hand’ to make it proper intense and in your face. ‘Collector’ is prob the oldest track on the EP but worked perfectly with this set of songs and ‘Human Existence’ turned out to be the perfect ending for the EP after being an idea that we dragged from the shelf to see what would happen with it. That one was more of an experiment.
We record all our music with Gavin and Joe at Magic Garden Studios in Wolves. We’ve known them both years and we know how each other work and how to get the best out of each other. They’re great people.
What role does the Midlands play in your music?
It’s pretty crap round here so I guess it inspires the dark lyrics and sound we have in sound way.
How has Joy Division and Interpol influenced your writing?
We listen to lots of different things to be honest and take influence from all of it in some way. People have obviously picked out these parts more than others. We don’t set out to sound like anyone really, just do what comes naturally and hope people get it.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Everyday life really, we live round Wolverhampton and it’s pretty shit so most the inspiration is from round where we live I guess. I think that’s why our sound is the way it is and has that industrial edge.
Any plans to hit the road?
We’d love to but working on the set at the moment so playing a few gigs to see the year out and then prob get more of a tour going in the new year.
What else is happening next in Methods’ world?
We are going to drink some cans and write some tunes. They can’t take that away from us.