- How did you get your initial start in music?
We’ve all been playing music for quite some time. Tel probably started the earliest, when he was a young child his parents took him to morotbike rally’s all over the country and abroad where he had his first experience watching bands perform live, soon after his parents bought him a drum kit and he has never looked back! Tel, Coop, and Tezz became friends and began writing together in 2009 in their first band, but as they started to become more musicially mature, Pavilions was formed in 2011 with the debut following that Summer. Its so strange remembering how long ago the EP and Science & Gods was released to having our own debut album. It’s a surreal feeling.
- What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
It may come across sounding like a cliche when we say all we want as Pavilions is to play music. But we never even considered we would have an album to play so to come this far is a huge achievement for all of us. To be able to one day play Vans Warped Tour in America, to meet fans across the world, tour alongside bands who have astounded and influenced us is something we all mutually would be so grateful for one day in the future. We’re all so humbled by the positive feedback we have so far received, but who knows what will happen in the future? Either way we are going to enjoy every second of it!
- How long have you been writing your own music?
We have all been writing in various other bands a long time prior to 2011 when we finally created Pavilions. Our guitarist Alexander was actually a drummer for a previous band before he decided to join Pavilions full time, whilst Coop Tezz and Tel were writing for their first band Sydney Chasing Safety in 2008. But as time passed the music we were writing led us to outgrow the style of music (and the terrible band name) leading us to form Pavilions in 2011. There are sections on some of the songs from our debut album which were wrote years ago, we never thought they would eventually be part of something much bigger than a little idea jammed out in a garage.
- Who are your top three influences and why?
Pierce The Veil: These are a band we commonly get compared to in our own song writing. The production on their album Collide With The Sky is fantastic including some amazing guest vocals with other influences of ours like Kellin Quinn and Jason Butler. We love their Spanish influenced riffs
Bring Me The Horizon: These are one of the most successful metal bands to date who go from strength to strength. Sempiternal is easily one of our most influential albums of the past few years, the aggression and depth in the song writing is un-paralleled to anything we have heard so far in the scene, who would have thought when they released Count Your Blessings that only a few years later they would be headlining Wembley Arena!
Jonny Craig: That Voice. Wow
- Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
The theme behind the album was never something we pre-conceived at the beginning, there was no outstanding catharsis, just an intention of writing music that we lived and breathed, surrounding chord structures with stories both personal and relatable. But as we found ourselves halfway through the writing process we found a common theme and expanded on that for the remainder of the album. It became an album about making the most of your opportunity on this planet and the realisation that the past may stay the same but you have the ability to decide your future. We’d embodied the albums message fully in our single Futures. We are all so proud of this album and can’t wait for everybody to finally hear what we have put so much heart into.
- Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
Our hometown is Liverpool and their o2 academy is the one venue we have had the most of our memorable shows! One of our biggest shows was to an almost sold out crowd supporting Fearless Vampire Killers @ o2 academy Liverpool. The crowd response from that show was something we had never experienced it was incredible, to have fans come up to you at the end of a show eager to meet you, have you sign things, get photos, saying “You were the best band of the night” is the most humbling feeling
7. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
You can find us on almost all social networks, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; interacting with fans is something we live for and love making new friends. We want to encourage everyone to speak with us and let us know their thoughts and feelings because that is who we write for.
The latest Single is out now its called Futurues and you can watch it on YouTube right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXOn1YWgLEE. The groups accompanying album will be out later on this year August 11th.