Describe your music in three words
Since the March lockdown how has band life changed in terms of the creative process?
We were basically one studio session away from finishing our EP when lockdown started, so we had to be more adaptable. I ( Lee) had to learn how to do a bit of recording, at least enough to finish the vocals for the last song. Luckily our stuff is produced by our guitarist Alex J, so he was able to guide me through that and then get everything put together at his place.
Has lockdown varied the music you’re choosing to listen to or create?
If anything it made me more focussed on our sound. Punk rock has been a good outlet to be working on throughout, and I've written more than I have in a long time. It's not like there isn't plenty to be angry about.
What do you most miss about gigging?
We really miss hanging out. I think the thing I miss most is the energy of a show though, it is definitely the polar opposite of being locked down.
What’s your favourite music venue locally & why?
Rising Sun Arts Centre. It's just a great sounding room, that always has an atmosphere whether there's five people or fifty watching. It's run by volunteers that do a lot to support local arts.
Name another local act or two that we should check out
If you like us you should check out our friends Tape it Shut. A band I saw a couple of times last year and really enjoyed were Masquerader. I should probably also mention you can catch each of us in other bands: The Seasons in Shorthand (me), Terrics (Alex) and Confessions of a Traitor (Seb).
What’s been the most memorable gig you’ve ever played?
We supported The Interrupters at Oxford 02 Academy. That's the biggest venue we've played and it was a great show with an awesome band.
If you could support any band past or present who would it be?
There are so many bands I could list here, but personally if we got to support Anti-Flag I could probably die happy.
What are you working on at present?
I mentioned above that I'd written quite a bit of new stuff. We managed to sneak a studio day in between lockdowns to record some drums, and because Seb is such a pro, we got through 6 songs worth. We're not sure if that will make up a next EP or if we'll do something different, but currently we're working on those tracks and we'll see how they shake out.
Photo by Andy Wicks