Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
DAN: We’re hanging on in there!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Neversafe”?
DAN: Sure, Neversafe was completed in the summer of 2020. It’s a reflection of the mood of our times I think, sombre and hopeful in equal measures. With rage and frustration punching through. I think that’s one of the reasons we love it so much. Musicially, the song is really emotive, musically layered but still angry as fuck.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
DAN: Lyrically, I was inspired by a pretty personal thing that happened ,but I wanted frame itin a way that the listener can also take something out, hopefully, something meaningful to them
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
JAMIE: The video is available from Friday 23rd October.
How was the recording and writing process?
This particular song was a pretty intense process. There’s a lot that’s gone into it – a ton of layers and depth. It was produced by Jamie Ward, and he did an amazing job producing. Love working with him.
What role does Leicester play in your music?
JAMIE: Leicester means a lot to us. It’s where we have all grown up, the city in which we have all watched bands grow. The diversity and multiculturalism of the city is inspiring and working with a range of people over time has inspired us all. Leicester also seems to be the forgotten city throughout the COVID pandemic and with events cancelled we want to contribute to the profile of arts in the city.
How has Rage Against The Machine and Gallows influenced your writing?
DAN: There’s no specific thing about these bands that’s influenced us, just their ability to have continually written honest music. Dave writes the songs and is directly influenced by Mars Volta and at the drive in, musically. They’re just some of the many many bands that have influenced us over the years. Musically, lyrically or whatever, I think as a band we have a range of influences that mean that we don’t end up sounding like a particular band.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
DAN We’re working on new music at the moment, seeing as we won’t be playing live any time soon. It’s coming on great, but we’re having to adapt to a new way of working together because of Covid.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
DAN Maybe Spring 2021 we’ll have a new release, but in the mean time, we’ve got some cool stuff up our sleeve that we’re looking forward to share between now and then. We’re gonna be active one way or another.
What else is happening next in I See Vultures’ world?
DANYou’ll soon find out, I don’t wanna give anything away just yet!