Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
Hello RGM, cheers for having us.
What made you decide to start a band?
We were fed up of watching shit bands where the singers sound like dying cats, thought we could do a better job. Still go and watch them now, just only when they’re supporting.
Introduce us all to the members and how you got together?
Quick run down:
Ollie – Vocals
Chandler – Lead Guitar
Ben S – Rhythm Guiar
Billie – Bass
Ben F – Drums
With Ollie, Chandler and Ben S being mates since school, Ben F putting himself out there as an insane drummer and Billie trekking to Manchester for Uni, it was only natural we would find our way into a band together. We’ve been playing individually for years, and came together officially around the beginning of 2020 after messing around for a while.
Whats one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
‘What genre is your music?’ We don’t fit into a specific category, we’re just making the music we like, how we like.
Which one is the biggest pain in the arse? (Lateness, forgets stuff etc.)
Ben F is late a lot, mainly because he’s got to put his knob in his exhaust pipe before and after every journey (car obsessed).
What is the unsigned scene in Manchester like at the minute?
Lots of gig opportunities, competitive and eagerness to get back out there.
What good bands are coming out of Manchester at the minute?
What support is out there for new artists in Manchester ?
Lots of venues are willing to put on smaller bands which is amazing, its just a shame that some promoters don’t give a shit about the music, just how many tickets you can sell.
How easy or difficult do you find picking up new fans to come to your gigs?
We’ve got very supportive mates who always come to support us, and when people see us they are left always wanting more.
Who is inspiring you at the minute?
The Doors, Sex Pistols and Jimmy Hendrix are a few of our biggest inspirations, and at the minute we’ve been listening to a lot of IDLES, Sleaford Mods and Fontaines D.C.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Every gig is a lot of fun, but our first gig back after a while in Sheffield was sick. It was a really good feeling to get back on stage.
What was the worst experience on stage?
Ollie jumping on a bouncer for cutting our set off short.
Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about?
Ollie – Wears ladies underwear
Chandler – Asexual
Ben S – Drives his mums car
Ben F – Fluent in Tory
Billie – Actually a ghost
Best drink to have on stage?
Redstripe is the one.
Tell us a funny story from backstage?
Ben F feeling the full force of Ollie’s knob on the back of his head while he’s having a panic attack.
What advice would you give someone going into the music industry?
What advise would you give your younger self?
Start revising and eat your greens.
I hear you have recently been in the studio, tell us about it?
We spent a week recording with Oscillate Studios. In this time we recorded 3 songs.
Suzie Lou – One for the ladies, recorded live in 2 takes.
SIM Card Citizen – Fast and upbeat punk, Chan’s favourite.
Burn Em Down – Massive sound, vocals recorded naked for your pleasure with nothing but a sock on, deserves a big listen.
Huge shout out to Oscillate Studios for working their magic on our tracks, we can’t wait to share them with everyone.
You seem to be really focused and have a plan as a band, how do you manage this?
Determination and Carl Maloney, the sexy bastard.
What makes you stand out as a band?
The fact that we don’t look or dress the same, and no two songs sound identical. You can’t put us all in the same boat. We all bring our individualisms to the table.
Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus 🙂
Boris Johnson’s bad haircut.
Tell us about a time when you had a proper reyt laugh while you were all together?
Our Sheffield gig was a good laugh, but it’s hard to pick one out of the bunch. We’re all about the reyt good life.
It’s a real mix between a few, but Burn Em Down is up there with one of our favourites to play. The energy and power of the song brings out the best in all our performances.
Tell me about your debut Burn em down and how it came about?
The lyrics had been put together by Ollie over a period of around 3 months, regarding the correlation of the world’s issues with a percentage of authority taking advantage and using their power and influence in a negative and outdated way. The main riff written by Chandler came together really quickly in a practice, and the two meshed together perfectly straight away. It’s been a staple in our live shows ever since, a crowd favourite and that’s why we selected it as our debut.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Burn Em Down comes out on the 25th September on all major streaming services. Keep your eyes peeled for more news and info, and the music video coming out a couple days before!
Thanks for doing us today folks, all the best and keep in touch.