Interview: Deal Casino Talk Upcoming Album

Deal Casino
Photo credit: Ciara Perrone

Deal Casino will release a new album this November. The band took some time to talk to us about LLC, Spotify playlists, and more. Check out the interview below.

With LLC coming out in November, what has been your main focus during this album cycle?

We have really just been focusing on making sure the songs are sounding good for live shows and making as many music videos as possible before we leave for this tour in November. There are a lot more parts to play and remember than our music prior to this record so we have spent a fair amount of time coming up with ways to get all the sounds to come across properly live. We did a lot of experimenting in the studio, and everything we do on stage happens completely live, we don’t use any tracks or anything, so we’ve just been figuring out how to re-create the sounds.

Is the plan to stay independent or is the band looking to attract some attention from record labels?

Right now we are figuring out how to grow and sustain this band as much as possible before signing to a label. Obviously, it would be great to have help, but we don’t really care either way. Signing a record deal seems like it would be great if the label really believes in your vision and works with you on it, but if they don’t then it wouldn’t matter at all.  If the situation comes along and it makes sense, then yeah, I guess we would consider something like that. If not, we just want to be able to write and record music and play it live. We write everything ourselves, we’ve got a great producer and engineer, a graphic designer who works with us on art, a great friend who is a brilliant photographer, a lighting designer, a crazy genius video director. They’re all in Asbury and they all do some of the same things a label would help with anyway, so we are a pretty self-sufficient operation at the moment.

“Happy People” made its way onto Spotify’s License to Chill playlist. What was your reaction when you found out?

We were really surprised and excited because getting on a playlist is the best way to get your music heard if you’re a band that no one really knows about, so we were more than thrilled to wake up one day and see our song on there. Spotify has been crazy supportive of us. We put out our first record and the song “Red Balloon” ended up on 3 huge playlists. That’s been a big deal for us. We’re extremely grateful for their support, and when you see your song on a playlist a lot of people listen to sandwiched between Foster the People and Tame Impala, it’s just humbling and kind of scary.

As a band from Asbury Park, NJ, do you feel really engrained in the local scene around there?

Asbury has an awesome music scene with a ton of really talented artists and when we first moved here, that was an essential part of us being able to play some shows right away. There are a dozen venues to perform at and even more bands to play with on the same bill so we definitely feel at home when we play among friends. We were really lucky to show up here at a time when this town was starting a renaissance. There’s so much happening here and it feels like a real community.

Do you have a favorite hometown venue to play?

There’s a bunch of amazing spots. We sold out the Stone Pony (the most legendary Asbury club) and House of Independents (one of the best new clubs) in the past two years, and we’ve played a lot of other great shows in great rooms. But I would say that Asbury Park Yacht Club is our favorite. It’s a really small bar that’s right on the boardwalk. The whole back wall is open so you can walk from the beach directly up to the bar. We have done several residencies there where we played sometimes twice a week every week for three months at a time so we have a ton of love for the staff and the venue itself. It’s just this little bar and we’ve just had so much fun doing these crazy sets there and it would be packed out. They also let you play as loud as you want!

What is the band currently doing to gear up for the release and the tour in November?

We have just been trying to get the songs and videos as prepared for a proper release, but other than that, we are literally broke because we have spent all of our money on road cases. We have never needed them before this tour, but we are having fun and feeling cool stenciling our band name on them.

Has the band started making plans for 2019 yet or are you taking it one day at a time right now?

We have already started writing songs and talking about where we want to make the next record with our producer, Erik Kase Romero. We’ve been playing these new songs for a while so naturally we are just trying to think of what’s next. Someone even mentioned a small string section so it’s already getting a little out of hand, but it should be interesting. In the near future, we’ll probably release some more stuff related to the new album early next year, and hopefully have a couple new songs out by next spring.

Thanks for your time! Where is the best place to keep up with Deal Casino?

Thank you for having us! I would say Instagram (@dealcasino_) and/or our website www.dealcasinomusic.com and our Youtube and Spotify and Apple Music.

Interview: Catch Fire Talk Debut LP and More

Catch Fire

Catch Fire have their debut LP on the way. Drummer Ash Wain took some time to discuss the record with us and what Catch Fire would like to do in the future.

When did the process first begin for working on Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness?

Myself and Miles started writing back in July 2017, but it wasn’t for anything in particular at that stage. There was no album on the table at this point; we just wanted to write something as we’re always keen to see what we come up with in the moment. “Petrifaction” came together first, and we knew straight away that that was the kind of direction we wanted to take this release. Especially with this being a debut album, we wanted it to be more emphatic, a little bit different and more consistent.

How did the band first start working with Rude Records?

We started working with Rude Records in 2016. They put out our debut EP The Distance I Am From You back then and we’ve been with them ever since. We’re extremely lucky to be with them and we owe them the world.

“Petrification” is a very relatable song. What led to focusing on the theme of karma with this release?

Karma is something I’ve always struggled with. I think most people solely believe in it as a way of coping in life, as they’re too fearful of what comes after. We look at it from multiple perspectives on the record. One of which is how people spend their lives being kind to others, only because they don’t want to be punished afterwards, not because they actually care. The main focal point however, is that people always say things like “what goes around comes around” or “people always get what they deserve,” but nobody ever sees that happen. Most of what we see every day are ‘bad’ things happening to ‘good’ people, or the ones we love the most struggling to cope with their mental illnesses. We’re not rejecting the existence of Karma, but I thought it was something interesting to bring into question. If it does indeed exist, I’d like to think that some people are owed some of the good Karma back, that they’ve spent their lives putting in.

How are you feeling about the debut as the release date approaches?

We couldn’t be more excited or proud. We’ll definitely get more apprehensive as November looms though. Hopefully Karma will do its thing and the hard work we put into this LP will pay off.

With the album coming out in November, do you have plans for a winter tour?

There are a few things that we’re locking in that I can’t reveal just yet unfortunately (sorry!). But we’ll be announcing all sorts of stuff over the coming months. Early 2019 should be pretty exciting, take that as you will!

Is there anything you’ve done as a band so far that you would do differently if you had the chance?

There was one thing… We wanted to rework “Bad Behaviour” from our first EP, so we did! It’s on the new album, and we can’t wait for people to hear it. We always loved that song, and thought it deserved a second wind.

What’s one thing you haven’t done yet as a band that you’d like to do?

Play overseas for sure! We’re still yet to break out of the UK and play a show in a different country, but hopefully we’ll be able to tick that off the bucket list soon!

Thanks for your time. Where can the readers keep up with Catch Fire?

You can follow us on all social media platforms with the handle @CatchFireUK. Thank you for reading!

Interview: Super American Talk New Album

Super American

Super American recently released Tequila Sunrise. I highly recommend checking it out, which you can do over on Bandcamp. Pat Feeley took some time to answer our questions about the album, the Buffalo music scene, and more. Give it a read below.

When did you first start working on Tequila Sunrise?

We didn’t know it at the time, but we started it the first day we ever worked on music together. It was March of 2016, I believe. The final product didn’t come to fruition until we started putting the pieces together earlier this year.  Matt’s songs span a great length of time probably dating back to 2015. Mine were all written last year except for “Commitment Issues,” which we finished right before we went into the studio. When we found out the record was a go (we had a budget) we began demoing out all of our ideas and trying to fit them into one piece of work, Tequila Sunrise. The final versions are all closely derived from the demos we did prior.

What was the writing and recording process like?

There was no particular writing “process” for this record as it basically spanned our entire existence as a “band.” When we were inspired we would make something and share it with one another. Add to it. Subtract from it.  Work it from there. The recording process was unique because we had demos of all the songs — that we liked. So we were trying to preserve that energy while adding quality and weight to the recording.

If you could describe this album in one sentence, what would it be?

Nice to meet you.

Now that the album has been out for a little while, how does it feel to have it out in the world?

It feels weird. I felt amazing the first night and day. Very thankful for all of the positive things people were saying and the support of our friends, followers, etc. I was proud that we were able to see it through. Now I really just want to make something better.

Being from Buffalo, NY, what is the local scene like there?

I love my city.  Sometimes we eat each other alive instead of showing love, but it’s a small town and the sun doesn’t come out for six straight months.  It takes great leaders to really set a positive and inclusive tone for a scene to grow and thrive, so hopefully we will set a good example.  There are a lot of talented and passionate people.  Nothing energizes me like going to a show and seeing someone express themselves.

Do you find yourselves heading out to NYC often to play the wide variety of venues there?

We’re almost 7 hours away from NYC, but have have played there a few times. It’s a trip! Cleveland, OH is honestly more like our second home. (Sorry!)

Is there a venue in NY that you hope to play one day? How about outside of your home state?

We don’t discriminate. I want to start playing anywhere someone might know a couple of our songs.

What are your plans for the rest of 2018?

Exploring new ways to express myself.  Learning!  Doing my laundry more often. Improving my fitness and attitude. :)))

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. Where can our readers keep up with Super American?

@supamerican on Twitter / Instagram. Thanks for having me.

Interview: Homebound Talk New EP and Tour

Homebound

Charlie Boughton, Homebound’s vocalist, took some time to answer questions about the band’s new EP, More to Me Than Misery and their headlining tour. Check it out!

More to Me Than Misery released in August, so what has the reception of the EP been like?

It’s been really positive in these last few weeks. People have taken to the songs really well and hearing stories about how they have connected with them means so much.

What was the inspiration behind the EP?

More to Me Than Misery draws on the many pitfalls when searching for happiness in love and life. Last year was possibly the best and worst of my life for the very same reasons and you begin to fear the very things that once made you who you are. Although the name of the record draws from quite a poignant lyric, I wanted the title of the record to be seen as a positive outcome to the hardships I experienced.

You also just wrapped up a headlining tour. How did that go?

It was a humbling week for us. To have so many come out in numbers to see us was very special. We were apprehensive and nervous about doing a headline tour but we were shocked at just how many people care about this band.

You’ve been a band for over four years now, how would you say that things have changed since 2014?

We’ve definitely improved at our craft. We didn’t really know what we were doing back then and we’ve slowly but surely learnt more about ourselves as individuals, musicians and as a band. We’ve made plenty of mistakes a long the way which has both helped and hindered us in our journey. Musically, we’re still evolving and finding what fits us best.

When did you first start working with Rude Records? How has the label helped the band grow?

We first started talking to these guys back in the summer of 2016 when they had expressed an interest in our then unreleased EP, ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’. They’ve been enthusiastic every step of the way and have always matched our ambition. It’s important to work with like-minded people who understand what you want to achieve and they’ve done everything they can to do that. It’s allowed us to fully focus on being a band and write music.

Now that the EP is out and the tour wrapped up, what are your plans for the remainder of the year? Any plans to come to the U.S. for some shows?

Touring the U.S. is the end goal but it’s very difficult for bands to get to a point where they can make that trip a reality. There’s a lot that goes into it so hopefully that something that can happen sooner rather than later. For now, we want to build on MTMTM, and continue to spread the good word about it.

Thank you for your time! Where can the readers keep up with the band?

Keep up to date with us on all socials @homebounduk and on Spotify. 🖤

SoCal Spotlight: Orange County’s Takers Leavers

Takers Leavers

Takers Leavers are the latest SoCal band we want to spotlight. Continue reading to learn more about what the band likes about the SoCal scene, where they’re from, and more.

Hometown: Orange County, CA

Formed: 2016

Band members::
David Baqi – vocals, guitar
Karem Idrees – bass, vocals
Robby Friend – guitar
John Gee – drums

When did you first know you wanted to be in a band?

DB: When I found out becoming a professional ice cream eater isn’t as sustainable as it should be.

KI: About the same time I discovered Angus Young and AC/DC.

How did the current lineup come to be?

Patience with the process. We lost some and gained some. That helped us find the right equation.

With all the little pockets of music scenes in SoCal, how do you go about checking out the local scene and finding new bands to listen to or even perform with?

Most of the bands we’ve come to love have come from being booked with them. Also, attending local shows helps us discover bands while supporting our friends.

What’s your favorite thing about the SoCal scene? What’s one thing you wish you could change about it?

The many venues, bands, and music fans. We got to sharpen our teeth in a scene that pumps out consistency and creativity. A lot of successful creatives, mentors, and producers thrive here. A bit more diversity in the style of bands/shows and a blending of the different music cultures would be cool to see.

There’s no doubt that this is a crowded place. So do you ever find it difficult to build up even just a solid local following? How does the band go about doing that?

Watching our following blossom recently has been an extremely humbling experience. We do our best to create a platform for others to speak, and people do a much better job at spreading our music than we do sometimes.

How do you handle the band’s social media presence? Where can the readers follow you?

We run it ourselves. The intimacy of being able to do it and really connect with our people makes the most sense. Hit us up on IG, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Even Vero.

Do you have a favorite SoCal spot to play? What makes it your favorite?

The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa. They love us. We love them. They make us sound great. We love their food, drinks, and staff.

What is the band working on right now?

Preparing for a West Coast tour in support of our EP Break & Bloom, available on every streaming platform September 7th.

Interview: Sleeping Seasons Talk New Record

Sleeping Seasons

C.J. Starnes of Sleeping Seasons took some time to talk about the new album from the band. Never Would I Choose To Never Love At All released on August 31st via Innerstrength Records. Read the interview below!

Never Would I Choose To Never Love At All is out now. How did you feel on release day knowing that fans could hear the full record?

Excited and relieved. We poured everything into getting this record out. From pre-production in July last year, making the record from August-December, music video in January, pitching to labels, etc. It was a long process so we were absolutely excited when everything was set and now that it is out, we just hope it means as much to the listener as it does to us.

What was the fans’ reaction like to the album?

Everyone that has reached out has been so positive about the record. It is incredibly encouraging to us.

How did you get hooked up with Innerstrength Records?

We signed on with our manager Erick with Word Is Bond Inc. in early June of last year. He had been talking to labels about our last record and when we completed this one he went out and talked to labels more and Innerstrength was the right one for this release. They were really excited about it, and they wanted to see it succeed. Which really made us feel like they cared about how this did. They offered us a deal we felt confident with and we all decided we’d move forward together.

When you were in the early stages of the album, what was the writing process like?

It feels like a lifetime ago so oddly enough I don’t remember a whole lot about it actually. I usually have ideas written when I bring them to the band and they help me filter and organize the songs and put their parts on it. We have a very singer/songwriter type of sound that has just been expanded into what it is by the members in the band all putting their influences in. When I had all ten songs ready we actually camped out a weekend at our guitarists house and finished writing the record together.

How about the recording process once you were ready for that? Who did you work with on the album?

We have worked with Cody Landers on our last two releases. He is hands down the only person I trust when I have something I want to record. He knows what I’m thinking, and has the vision to take it there. He also doubles as a producer as well so his input is invaluable to us because he knows what will sound good in the final mix. It was effortless working with him.

What was your favorite thing about working on the album?

I loved getting to see the songs I’d had in my head for so long and heard in the rehearsal room taking shape and forming their characters in the soundscape of the studio. It is a surreal experience because that is where you have the most control over how something sounds and we were so excited watching these songs come to life and tell a story.

What does the band hope to accomplish through the music?

We hope the music is what people need it to be for them. We are all Christian’s in the band and hope that we can be a light for Christ. I think it’s evident in the lyrics throughout the record my need to lean on Christ at all times, good and bad. When people hear these songs, I hope they connect with the heartbreak, the victories, and the honesty of the story. I hope they see that there is a great purpose to life. There is a reason why the statement “everything happens for a reason” is true.

What’s next now that the album is out? Do you have plans to tour?

We have more music in the works to record. We are planning tours to support this album. There is a lot coming up!

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Where can the readers keep up with the band?

We have a website, and all major social media outlets. Just look up “Sleeping Seasons” anywhere and you’ll find us.

Interview: The Living Strange Talk ‘GUNK’

The Living Strange

Eli Sokolow of The Living Strange took some time to chat with us about the band’s new release, GUNK. Check out the full interview below.

You had your album release show in NYC recently. How did that go?

It was awesome. Whenever we get to play gigs with our friends, it’s a great feeling. At that show, we had a longer set than usual and we played the whole record in order, as well as some other tracks.

When you were working on the album, what was the writing process like?

Many of these songs were written over the process of a few years. This album was almost like an older version of me directing a younger version of me. The skeletal parts of the songs were mainly written in 2014/2015 when we started as a band. Over the years of touring and growing, we revised the songs until they became what they are now.

What influenced you the most when you were working on the new music?

I was most influenced by everything that I don’t like in music. That usually gives me the best idea of what I do like. In alternative rock, a lot of bands now have been downplaying the “rock” aspects of their sound. I wanted to do the opposite of that on GUNK.

What is it like touring with more people than you record with when you’re in the studio?

Our current lineup has made the band more fun than I thought it could ever be. Everyone is really talented in different areas of music and to come together and create the music in realtime is my favorite thing.

Now that the album is out and you’ve done the release show, what are your plans for the remainder of 2018?

We have more touring coming up throughout the year. We’ll be throwing a festival in NYC called Strangefest. Also, there’s two more releases we are recording.

Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of the band?

What is this “outside of the band” concept? I’ve never heard of it.

What’s your favorite venue to play in New York?

My favorite venue to play in New York is Zone One at Elsewhere. It’s real close to where we live and it’s a good space for our style.

What venue would you love to play, but haven’t had the chance to yet?

I’d love to play at the Hollywood Bowl with the house orchestra. It’d be like Metallica’s orchestra album except less “yeaaahs” after every word and more the living strange.

Thank you for your time! Where can our readers keep up with The Living Strange?

All info is at thelivingstrange.com.

SoCal Spotlight: OcnSide

OcnSide

We have a new SoCal band for you to check out. Anthony Aguiar of OcnSide kindly answered our questions so you can get to know the band a little better.

Hometown: Los Angeles
When the band formed: 2017
Members: Anthony Aguiar (writer/synth, guitar, bass, keys) David Dennis (vocals, guitar, bass)

When did you first know you wanted to be in OcnSide? 

I think David and I have always had a strong attraction to soul music. When we first started jamming again, we tried several different sounds, but the thing that felt best and natural was digging into our love for old Motown with a little rock influence.

How did the current lineup come to be? 

David and I have been friends for a long time. We actually were in LA’s local favorites Voxhaul Broadcast together. After we had a couple of solo projects, David and I decided to get together and kinda finish off where Voxhaul never got to go musically last year. We really wanted to dive into that soul sound and thought now was the best time.

With all the little pockets of music scenes in SoCal, how do you go about checking out the local scene and finding new bands to listen to or even perform with? 

Haha, good question. Lately, it easy to find something great on Spotify or Apple Music. As far as live shows, we always just stick to the venues around our us. On the free nights we usually just go and check out what’s happening at the Hi-Hat, The Echo, Satellite, or Bardot.

What’s your favorite thing about the SoCal scene? What’s one thing you wish you could change about it? 

The musical vibe is always fresh, alive and free sounding in SoCal. If we could change anything, I guess we wish that LA was easier to get around.

There’s no doubt that this is a crowded place. So, do you ever find it difficult to build up even just a solid local following? How does the band go about doing that? 

Yeah for sure it’s difficult. We are just starting that up again, so I guess it’s just good to have a solid foundation with those closest to you and then build from there. I guess you’re always hoping that the music resonates farther and that all the social media out there can really spread your reach wide.

How do you handle the band’s social media presence? Where can the readers follow you?

It’s very small right now. We literally just got started in the last month. I guess we are learning as we go haha. We have all the socials.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ocnsidemusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ocnsidemusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ocnsidemusic

Do you have a favorite SoCal spot to play? What makes it your favorite?

The local spots in Highland Park and Echo Park are always a great place to play. Hi-Hat, The Echo, Satellite, and Bardot. Great vibes and great crowds!

What is OcnSide working on right now?

We are always collaborating with others and individually writing to see what where we go next musically. We have a bunch of other songs ready to go so we are looking forward to sharing those tunes soon as well.

Interview: Fine Points Talk New Album and More

Fine Points

Fine Points is a band out of San Francisco. The band recently played a stretch of West Coast dates to support Take Shape being out. Evan took some time to answers our questions about the band, the SF music scene, and more.

THow did Fine Points initially start?

Evan: Matt and I have spent the last ten years writing, recording, and touring with Sleepy Sun. We started Fine Points on our off time because we just can’t get enough, ya know? I wanted this band to have an expansive sound that relied on pop sensibilities.

What’s it like playing music in a city like San Francisco on a regular basis?

Evan:  I love playing music with my friends here in the bay. It’s my favorite activity.  I was born in SF and still think it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are incredible rooms to play in and an awesomely varied selection of music to check out. That being said, the bay area has turned into a tech-driven wasteland with no middle class.  There are gigantic homeless encampments that share the same block with multi-million dollar high rise condominiums. The camaraderie amongst artists and musicians is still here but lots of talented gals and guys have been priced out to more affordable areas of the country. This is unfortunate since the city used to be a hub for creativity and self-expression.

Do you have a favorite local spot?

Evan: La Casita in East Oakland. Best Chilaquiles in the game. Cash only! If we’re talking music venues, The Chapel is my favorite place to play.

Let’s talk about Take Shape now. How did you end up working with Jason Carmer on it?

Evan: Jason contacted us on ye’ ol internet and asked if we’d like to record a song at his ‘Outland Studios’ in Berkeley. That song ended up being “The Fang.” We really liked how it sounded and ended up doin’ the whole damn thing at his joint.

When the band starts working on songs, what is the process like? Do you all work together or does it start with one person and then everyone else is brought in on it?

Evan: All of the songs start with either Matt or myself creating the basic structure. If Matt brings in a song, I will make suggestions and add lyrics to it. If I bring in a song, it usually has words on there already and Matt adds parts and helps piece it together. Then Josh (drums) and Owen (bass/keys) throw their respective magical potions into the pot. If we’re lucky, we’ll get our talented friends to play or sing on recordings, too.

Which song do you feel is the most personal on the album and why?

Evan: “The Fang” has a lot of gravity to it. It was written as a dedication to a pal of mine who passed away soon after the tune was written and recorded. A song is a nice way to remember.

How would you describe your sound to people who have yet to listen to the band? Where do you draw your influences from?

Evan: Narco pop. Dream gaze. We got a lot of comparisons to Britpop bands on this last west coast tour which I love: “You guys sound like a British band without the accent.” I love all things Creation records (MBV, Oasis, P Scream, Jam Chain) as well as The Cure and The Verve. The record also draws from stuff like Lee Hazlewood’s saccharine underground and Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Country music (i.e. Waylon, Merle, George J., Buck, Patsy, and Glen Campbell) is big for me, too. I look to Brian Wilson for vocal harmony lessons. All the classics!

What is the band up to for the rest of 2018?

Evan: I love how the live band is sounding at the moment. I’d like to play the new tunes out as much as we can. Sell some records?  We have a sweet Velvet Underground cover that we want to put out this year. Velvets forever.

Where is the best place to keep up with the band?

Evan: We got some more west coast dates lined up in September. Other than that, you’ll find us floating on a swan-shaped inflatable pool toy somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Also, www.finepointsmusic.com and pretty much all of the crap social media websites that are available to mankind.

Interview: The Young & Restless Discuss Recent Music and What’s Next

The Young & Restless

The Young & Restless took time to talk to us about their most recent EP, their new single, and much more. Check out the interview.

With Horizon having been out for a little over a year now, how would you say you’ve progressed as a band since then?

Well the Horizon EP was very different compared to our first EP, Leave Us To Our Own Devices, as it really demonstrated the progression as a band, we were aiming for a more modern pop punk sound, the lyrical style and musical composition was a lot more angsty compared to our first EP too, where as the first EP has that more nostalgic late 90s/Early 00s feel, it was a bit more anthemic, upbeat and about having a good time,

With the new single “Family Values” it took more of an emotionally raw turn, right from the very moment the first verse kicks in, it catches you right off guard and throws you right in the deep end, it’s full throttle right from get go to the very end.

What was your writing and recording process like for “Family Values”?

The song was recorded by Ed Sokolowski at EAS Studios in Milton Keynes, he recorded both our first and second EP, this  guy is amazing, he’s not just a guy who sits behind a desk and presses record, he really gets involved in the whole process, it’s like we’ve said before it’s as if he becomes another member of TY&R, he really did make the song what it is and it’s always a pleasure working with him. The recording process itself was fairly straight forward, we demoed the song in a day to help give Ed a better idea of the direction the song was going in, there was a complete change up in the melody and rhythm of the lyrics, it was quite a mess to begin with! But with Ed’s magic he helped tidy everything all up, then the actual recording process took place over 3 days.

What was the inspiration behind the song?

It’s about the typical scenario of a broken home, sure that could mean a lot of things, but we wanted it to be something people can relate to no matter what the circumstances could be, and these things can have a traumatic impact on you when growing up, at a first impression the music is quite upbeat, until it the opening line comes in and slaps you straight in the face, but after all the said and done, it gets better, no matter what.

Are there plans for another EP or a full length in the works?

We are forever writing and coming up with new ideas for songs, it would be amazing to eventually do a debut full length, we might even do another EP, it’s yet to be decided.

What will you be working on for the rest of 2018?

We have a 3 date tour coming up at the start August, then we shall be taking some time out from gigging to focus on writing and getting some new material out, hopefully before the end of the year/start of next year!

Which venue in London is your favorite to play?

Our favourite place has to be The Black Heart in Camden, not only is it an amazing place to play, but it was also the first ever place we played in London two years ago, and remember it like it was yesterday! Camden is one of, if not the best hot spot for up and coming bands in London, great atmosphere, great sound, all in all a great place!

Speaking of shows, do you have any plans for a U.S. tour in the near future or is that something you’re hoping to do later down the line?

A U.S. tour would truly be a dream come true, it would be amazing to have a support slot with a big band on a big tour!

Thank you for your time! Where can our readers keep up with you?

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