INTERVIEW: Religion of Tomorrow

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We are good, back on stage so that’s always good. We have had reschedule after reschedule and both Karl (Vocals/Guitar) and Jordan (Lead Guitar) have had Covid so it’s good to get to a point where they appear to have no continued health issues and the live shows have restarted.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Untied We Fall”?

‘United’ started to take shape just before the pandemic and was an idea we were kicking around in the rehearsal room, it was slower, very rough and had this odd knight rider theme feel to it??? Pretty soon we started laying it down on home recording and I think it was when I added the Bass tracks to it, it became this feel good funky summer tune. With the pandemic then in full flow progress was hindered so this stopped the track meeting its summer tune status as summer passed, but with it a recognition that the what Karl had written lyrically had started to fit the current global issues and especially the pandemic….a kinda we are going down lets do it together idea?

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

Like I said this song never seemed to about things like Climate Change, Racism, Prejudice or even Covid 19 but the sentiment soon started fit the lyrics and the times, so when I started to look at the video I wanted to put the hints into a more visual definite.  

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Yes the video is set to drop the same day as the single Oct 1st, we do all of our own videos so extra hassles all round (Locations/Ideas), but I guess we are privileged in that we are 100% in control of the outcome. We are still very much novices at this but are very much improving all the time.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was I struggle, a struggle we hadn’t encountered before, we set off recording 3 tracks and eventually faced the fact that they weren’t right and scrapped them, we then started from scratch and completed 6 tracks, we are much happier with the outcome this time and the basis was much more live so you can feel it in the tracks.

What role does the UK play in your music?

We are told we sound American at times, I’m not sure this is right I think it’s more that we don’t sound British, obviously the UK has to play a role it what we do its where we can apply what we do the easiest and love our fans at home, but we have a broad range of fans all across the world, we were about to tour the US in 2014 but the organisation collapsed but the run up to the collapse meant we were played heavily across the west coast and down through Texas which gained up a huge fan base. We have also done well in South America, India and Germany.

How has Stone Sour and Incubus influenced your writing?

Stone Sour aren’t a band I’m particularly familiar with and I think the band probably listen to Slipknot more so they definitely aren’t an influence, as for Incubus we are fans to a degree, Jordan being the biggest fan I’d say but Jordan is a metal guitarist at heart so Sabbath and Avenged Sevenfold would sit more as influences but I think the way we write excludes influence so maybe that’s why we don’t really have any soundalikes?

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

The single is the first of six tracks these will be release individually over the next few months but no album or EP is planned at the moment.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

1ST of October is the release date of United We Fall, what happens after that will depend on the response I guess, we already have one song mastered and another about to be, so the next single may depend on which we feel is the better track of the two or if further mixes are completed they might jump ahead of the pecking order, lots to take in to consideration.

What else is happening next in Religion of Tomorrow’s world?

Hopefully more live shows and we really want to get on as many festivals in 2022 so these releases are key to raise a profile to get us in the people that organise and put us on the bill.

The releases will take us until summer and we are always writing new material so hopefully from now 2022 will be our most prolific and productive year………….Covid permitting?

About RJ Frometa

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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