1. How did you get your initial start in music?
We all knew each other from being in other bands and met through a battle of the bands competition. Dans band won, (he still goes on about this) and we remained friends since. Coincidentally our bands all fell apart at the same time and thought it would be a great idea to get together, the rest is history as they say!
2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
Just to get some recognition from respected musicians and industry folk really! We just want to take the band as far as it can go and enjoy the ride! I think as soon as you set targets you run the risk of failing to meet them. We started the band because it was what we love to do and something that is a major passion of ours, so as long as that ideology is still apparent then we’ll keep on plugging away!
3. How long have you been writing your own music?
Since our early teens. We all grew up surrounded by music as luckily all our parents love music too, although My dad is a massive Phil Collins fan, make of that what you will! Haha
4. Who are your top three influences and why?
The Beatles, The Smiths and The Clash. Just a coincidence that they all begin with ‘The’ but the song writing, the attitude and the style of these bands is something that we all feel in love with growing up! We also have to mention The Manics, as living about 6 miles away from us has helped in proving that bands from ‘The Valleys’ can make it! They also wrote great songs, I think that helped too!
5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
It’s just a collection of songs written about everyday life, struggles, heartache, over coming adversity … Not in that order though. We write about things that we know and hope that others can relate to it. One of the main reasons why we grew up listening to Morrissey is because you feel like every song was written about you, as cheesy as it sounds!
6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
We are based in South Wales and unfortunately there ain’t much of a local scene around the valleys at the moment unless you want to make a few quid playing covers in the local pub, (no disrespect to cover bands when I say this). We normally play in Cardiff or Swansea as they have some great venues for original bands. We had the honour of recently supporting We are Scientists in Sin City in Swansea and Bastille in Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.
7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
The Straight Lines are great, definitely a band that deserve more recognition than they’ve got!
8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
Obviously Facebook and Twitter, everyone’s on there nowadays aren’t they? Plus YouTube, Sound Cloud and www.freethemusicbook.com. One of the only places that you can get our debut album on hard copy, they used to be called CDs back in the day! Haha plus there’s much more on there as well!