Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat. 

What made you decide that music is a thing for you? 

Keir: My brother had a massive CD collection; the debut Arctic Monkeys album was one of the first albums that made me interested in music. From then it made me want to play music, so I learnt to play the drums and taught myself how to play guitar using my brother’s SG. 

Piet: Got my mums old iPod that had a bunch of songs on there and I liked what I was hearing. I also used to play the cello in school, but I switched to bass guitar after a couple years cause the cello wasn’t really my style. 

Elias: Always had the CDs on in the car, got a hold of my first iPod at a young age and went to see AC/DC as my first gig 

Introduce us to all of the members and your musical history. 

Keir: I’m Keir, I do the lead vocal and play rhythm guitar.  

Piet: I’m Piet and I play the bass guitar. 

Elias: I’m Elias and I play lead guitar 

Keir: We have a few drummers helping us out, but Chris is mainly helping us out.  

Name me your 3 favorite Albums. 

Keir: Brothers by the Black Keys, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis, Whatever People Say I ‘am, That’s What I’m Not by the Arctic Monkeys.  

Piet: Dog Whistle by Show Me The Body, Man Alive! by King Krule and Brutalism by IDLES 

Elias: Shrine by Bleed from Within, Black album by Metallica, Prequelle by Ghost 

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path? 

Keir: The View from the Afternoon – Arctic Monkeys 

Piet: Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Elias: Thunderstruck – AC/DC 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, how do you feel you are doing? 

Keir: It’s a little tricky, probably because we don’t fully know what we’re doing. We have a long way to go before we even make a blip.   

Piet: Pretty good, I’m sure we’ll be a big hit when we’re in our 70s 

Elias: Taking one thing at a time, having a great time at the gigs we’ve been getting so far 

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips? 

Keir: We’ve just been using all and any tools available to us and hoping to see results. Tools like Instagram ads and posting on the dreaded TikTok are a few examples.  

What was the worst experience on stage? 

Keir: I’ve not had anything major, but once I was made to play church hymns on guitar for a Boy Brigade ceremony, never thought you could butcher a church hymn but there you go. 

Piet: School gig we did ages ago where we played in a tiny room to a bunch of parents for a music competition. We cut our act short cause it was just miserable. 

Elias: Guitar string snapped on stage, and was in quite a kerfuffle. 

What makes you stand out as a band/artist? 

Keir: I think any band with great tunes stands out just by that alone. But along with that, we’re all proper talented musicians who can put on a proper show, and our aesthetics and artwork factor in as well. Everything I try to write or make in the band, is always aiming to be original in some form or another.  

Piet: It’s got to be Keir’s otherworldly charm and stage presence. 

Elias: Keir’s dashing looks and on-stage small talk 

Keir: I’ve not asked them to say this btw, cause it does go without saying 

I hear you’re going into the studio to record one of your songs, tell us about that. 

Keir: Aye we’ll probably record ‘Acid Dogs’ in our local studio in the Summer. We have a demo album released, but that doesn’t sound so great. Soon down the line we hope to release an EP.  

What was the process of writing that song? 

Keir: With Acid Dogs, it started with the riff and drumbeat, which was inspired by ‘Millionaire’ by Queens on the Stone Age. I’m heavily inspired by deep house music, which I tried to add those similar atmospheric elements to thee chorus and throughout. The drum machine breakdown was inspired by ‘Glory Box’ by Portishead. That’s all our songs are, they’re just concoctions of various different songs mashed together.  

How did you record the demos? 

Keir: I recorded the demos in my room, with all the instruments and just one mic. Recording those tunes in my room definitely helped develop the tune itself along with my song writing in general, as things can get changed and developed as you’re putting it together.  

What was the biggest learning curve when recording the demo? 

Keir: Learning how to mix and master was something I had to learn the basics of. Cause believe it or not, those demos sounded even worse 4 years ago, simply because I didn’t understand how to mix and master. I’m still not incredible at that, but good enough to make it listenable, and maybe a little bit enjoyable hopefully.  

 I heard you have a gig on the 26th of May in Glasgow with ‘This Feeling’, how did you come about that? 

Keir: We’ve played a show with them before in February, and I had initially heard about them through another band doing a show with them. So far, they’ve been great at getting us involved in their shows, considering we have such a small following. That gig will be alongside The Insomniacs, Kuba and Blackcat, so hopefully see some of you then.  

 Has this been your first band together? 

Keir: Aye we’ve all been in a school rock band before this. I was on drums for that like.  

So you have various drummers helping you out just now? 

Keir: We’ve got Chris helping us out the most recently. Chris is in a band called ‘The Creamy Lips’ which is his full-time band but helps us out when he can. Drummers are a rare breed, if you don’t know one, you could spend ages trying to find one, and one that isn’t an absolute nutter as well.  

 Of the shows you’ve played, what has been your best and worst? 

Keir: I think the first one with ‘This Feeling’ was the best, and that’s the best we’ve performed as well. The worst has to be a choice between Strathclyde Union or Drummonds in Aberdeen. Strath Union was our first gig and was peculiar on various levels, having about 10 people in the crowd and most of them being fans of the main act, which was a heavy metal band, didn’t help. Drummonds is a cool little place, but our sound was all off and the bar was full of old sleepy dons. 

Piet: Yeah, the Strath Gig was definitely rough, not a lot seemed to go right that night.  

Elias: People weren’t feeling it at the Strathclyde gig but the one recently after at Broadcast has definitely been my favourite. We had a smoke machine! 

 Is there anything else you would like to share with the world? 

Keir: Get to the gigs you buffoons.  

Piet: We’ll see yous in the pit 

Elias: We got the band name from Keir’s mum