Here at RGM Introducing we love nothing better than meeting and getting to know new bands, here is our interview with The Lapels. Good lads these.
Hiya lads so what’s the music scene like around Burton on Trent? Being from a small town the music scene in Burton Upon Trent isn’t that great, this is mainly because of the smaller population and lack of venues compared to bigger cities.
Which band member is the biggest pain in the arse? And Why?
Will, takes 2 years to load up the gear into the car and is remarkably laid back in every situation. But then again, isn’t that most bass players.
Which one is always late? Will, see above ahaha.
What was the most fun you have had on stage? I can’t name one particular time, we always have fun on stage, the little moments where me and Nathan bump into each other or something kicks off in the crowd are always entertaining.
What was the worst experience on stage? Playing a venue in Nottingham, I won’t name which one but the sound guy kept pissing off to get a pint and one time when he came back he hadn’t realised the bass had cut out, there were no vocals coming through the monitors and we’d broken a snare.
What drives you as a band? Complete belief in ourselves and our songs, we know were a top band and we’d be daft to throw it away so we’re always grafting.
If you could delete one band from the history of the Universe, who would it be & why? The 1975, I know a lot of people like them and fair enough but I just don’t get it, the flopping about with that naff haircut does my head in, plus their music that gets played at every “indie” night at some club irritates me like a bad itch.
If you could go back to the very moment you learnt your instruments, what piece of advice would you give yourself? Have a bit of patience don’t be stressing yourself over learning some song that in a few years you won’t like anyway.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most? It’s daily annoyances mainly, like if I burn a bit of toast or something, the mould growing in my room or my clothes taking too long to dry, don’t tend to stress myself about anything too serious and if I do we all tend to go down to the local and forget about it pretty quickly anyway.
What’s the best biscuit? I do like a hob nob, proper biscuit that, like Peter Kay said they’re like the marines of biscuits.
Tell me about your last single and how it came about? Our last single was “Get in Lane”, the song got put together many times and went through a lot of different arrangements before we were happy with it, the general premise of the song was there I’m sure but to be honest I couldn’t tell you what it’s about cause I changed my mind too many times to remember.
You look like you are working hard on the bands brand, your website is slick, you engage with your fans on the socials, how important is it to you to build on this? We accept that in this day and age we have to make the most of social media and communicating with people, it’s not how it used to be where you could gig constantly and people would come to check you out from word of mouth, you have to do a bit more now. With that being said I do think overall the social media is a good thing, it allows us to reach people faster and let them all know what we’re up to.
What’s coming next for The Lapels? We’ve got plenty of material in the works and it’s the strongest stuff yet, I’m personally buzzing to get it out to you all as think it is the best representation of who we are as people and who we are as a band.The A side and the B side are proper stompers. You’ll know what I mean when you hear/see it.