INTERVIEW: Dead Reynolds

How have you been?

We are all good in these testing times, staying positive and looking forward to getting back to normal!! 

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

Of course. Lines sees us adopt a different style from previous songs and embrace a more pop punk feel. Still Alt Rock but with some different themes mixed in. It’s been well received and people like the change up in style and more drive and grit to the track. 

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

Not really. We have all had experiences of loss, despair, relationships not working and the need to grow and change. We had the hook and verses as Luke was jamming it one day and its stuck. the chorus followed really easily and lyrics were done by Dom & Callum after realising they had trodden the same path and decided to get all their thoughts down on paper and eventually into a song! 

How was the filming process and experience behind the video? 

It’s always great! We have been working with Sam Lance for the last 4 videos and he is awesome. he is one of the band now and gets what we want to achieve and takes the song to a visual place. this video was a bit different as the timescale was shorter so it has far less performance but the effects are stunning and it really hits home with an 80s feel almost! Let us know what you think! 

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

Frontier is a divide, a natural line, an intent to go forward, achieve, be brave and push the boundaries in ourselves, musically and explore new ideas

How was the recording and writing process?

The best it’s ever been! 

The tracks have all been really organic in their development, the initial ideas coming from acoustic guitar and all the band members playing a part in shaping them up to what you hear now. Naturally progressing as our combined influences and writing styles have gelled together to create our own personal sound. Working closely with Jack Murphy from Crystal Sounds Studio to find a sound that encompasses everything we love about Rock music and its many forms.

Our first EP “Souls” was us, as a group of musicians at the beginning of a journey, tentative but hungry to get out live and put down the new songs and statements we had. Frontier is the continuation and the progression of our song writing and musicians turning into friends and now family.

What role does East Anglia play in your music? 

Not too much other than we are all really passionate about where we live and have all stayed very local to where we grew up. We still play locally as much as we can and support the local music scene and other bands as support slots. East Anglia is an amazing place for History, Culture and Countryside and we are all proud to live here! 

How has Funeral For A Friend and Frank Carter influenced your writing? 

We are all huge fans of Funeral for a Friend. They are probably the one band that bridges the gap of Pop punk-Alt Rock-Metal and so as a band we have all been huge fans. Song structure has changed and just exploring new ways of giving the listener different things to take away. Frank Carter has the drive and grit that we love and Callum our vocalist is a huge fan and has brough a lot of this into his vocal patterns.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics? 

Lines – written as a letter to yourself – acknowledging your faults and the need for growth. Not being hung up on the past. Breaking down the walls of despair, falling apart in the process and realising its “killing me” and how to get through it.

Any plans to hit the road? 

Of course, we were planning shows and had a number under our belt but due to the current situation, pretty much everything not only for us but every band has ground to a halt until we go back to normal. As soon as we can we will be booking shows as more than anything we want to be playing live!

What else is happening next in Dead Reynolds’ world? 

So Frontier is out in June with the next single “By Your Side” so we’ll chat then about all of that! trying to arrange some acoustic videos to put up while we are grounded and then new material and an album in 2021

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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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