After listening to the band over and over again, I decided to get to know them better and what better way than asking questions!
First things first how did you come to be?
Jen: We used to all be in a band together a few years ago – out of the ashes of that Chris and I decided to start a fresh in summer 2013. In the following months after that I guess I found my songwriting voice which helped us off in our new direction.
Chris: Not forgetting the open mic nights we played before that. That was when we realised our voices could go together and that our influences are aligned.
Josh: The foundation of what we are now partially comes from us being mates having respect and love for bands, artistry and each other alike. I think it’s our similar visions that helped us collectively evolve into where we are now.
What genre of music would you say you play?
Jen: Grunge-noise-pop-fuzz? People keep saying we’re very 90’s, which wasn’t a conscious effort by the way.
Chris: Maybe growing up in the 90’s had something to do with that?!
Josh: I feel like it’s more of a fuzzy melodic garage rock version of grunge. Looking forward to seeing what other people think!
Which bands/artists do you take influences from?
Jen: Biggest ones for me in terms of the band are probably Reuben (check them out, they’re the best ever), Smashing Pumpkins and early Foo Fighters.
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
Chris: Manchester’s Deaf Institute, because it’s the only one we’ve played so far and it was amazing.
Best gig you’ve ever attended?
Jen: Radiohead at V festival in 2006. I was pretty young but it opened my eyes to how you can experience live music.
Chris: Brand New Leeds festival 2007, The album Devil and God are raging inside me had just come out, It made so much more sense to me when I saw them performing the tracks. Jessie started by himself playing acoustic and singing Sowing Season. Then the band walked out, everyone went nuts because they knew what was coming. The hairs stood up on the back of my neck when it dropped and they didn’t go back down for the rest of the show. I never felt so connected to a band.
Josh: Can’t say whats best, but the first larger scale gig was Iron Maiden the MEN in 2003 when i was 12, at that point id never experienced a band play on that scale or that loud before, the adoration of the crowd towards the band was like something I’d never seen at the time.
A band you would most like to support and why?
Josh: Right now – probably Speedy Ortiz, we’re totally available to support them anywhere, anytime!
A band that you would like to work with?
Jen: LCD Soundsystem!
Chris: For me, The Dead Weather, Jack White’s character on drums and the way he produces is… well I could learn a lot.
Top five albums you’ve ever heard?
Collectively, something like,
Reuben – Racecar is Racecar Backwards
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Incubus – Morning View
Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape
Radiohead – OK Computer
Biggest accomplishment as a band?
Jen: Making an album that we’re really proud of all by ourselves.. Now to release it!
What’s next in the pipeline?
Josh: Some more gigs and then eventually the album release in the summer, watch this space as there will be news about all of that pretty soon!
Thanks so much guys for taking the time out to answer these questions,it’s much appreciated!