Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi, thanks for having us! Despite being in the highest level of Covid restrictions we have managed to rehearse and record in Liverpool and not catch the virus.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Feed Me”?
It’s the third in a series of four we are planning to release over a 12 month period and is in a different style to the first two – BANG and BURN which are Rock bangers. FEED ME is a lot punkier. Tom, who is our songwriter had been listening to a lot of stuff from bands like the MC5 and early Stooges, and that resonates through the track.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The song was inspired mainly by watching the news a lot more frequently since the corona virus hit and being thoroughly sickened by it. Racism, famine, millions wasted by the government and just basically shafting everyone while giving themselves a pay rise while the NHS is pushed to breaking point. Also by people on social media posting absurd conspiracy theories that seem like they constantly need to be fed more bollocks to write on their wall. Same goes for right wing gammons. People cleaning out shops of all the pasta and bog roll for Christ’s sake! Reality TV shows, people just want to be constantly fed any old shite hence “FEED ME.”
It is now a huge irony that as the track is released we have been witnessing a Government scandal with MPs voting down proposals to give food to kids in need. The title of the track has become highly personal and frighteningly real!
Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?
Yeah, we shot a video of us performing the song live in the recording studio and we have put together a video that tries to get over some of the stuff that inspired us to write the song. We think it’s really cool.
How was the recording and writing process?
Tom and Jay recorded the basic idea in our respective living rooms and sent them to our producer Al Groves. We then went into the studio for refinement. Listening back to the demo it is uncannily like the final version. It has some of Al’s magic on it but it must be the lightest touch production of any of our recent stuff.
What role does Liverpool play in your music?
That’s an interesting one. Our drummer Jay, is Liverpool born and bred but isn’t much of a Beatles fan. Tom on the other hand is Beatles mad yet he was born in London, grew up in Carlisle and moved to Liverpool when he was seventeen. On a school trip from Carlisle to the Tate on the Liverpool waterfront he bunked off to the Beatles museum and was banned from going on any more trips. Tom is pretty sure he deserved a B for art that year but the teacher still held it against him and gave him a C! Also, given the importance of football to the city Jay is an Evertonian but Tom supports Arsenal.
How has Rival Sons and The Who influenced your writing?
Tom is more of a Small Faces man than a Who fan They had a big effect on him as a teenager when he discovered Mod and really dug the smashing of the guitars and gunpowder in the bass drum. Reviewers have mentioned that we sound a bit like a cross between The Who and Rival Sons but with Steve Marriott on vocals. We’ll take that!
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
There is definitely another single coming out early in 2021 and we will release all four of our recent singles as an EP to give people a chance to hear a body of our work. With no gigs we are busy rehearsing a few new numbers.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Probably middle of February for the next single after FEED ME with the EP coming out then too. We’d love to bring the EP out on vinyl.
What else is happening next in LITTLE TRIGGERS’ world?
We recorded a four track live set in the recording studio and we’re hoping that will lead to invites to play virtual gigs and festivals over the next few months until real live gigs are back. We’ve been invited on a UK tour next Spring which will be great if it comes off, but like the rest of the industry we are just waiting and hoping for an end to this thing.