January 23, 2018 |

Carrier take on the A-Z challenge!

Carrier take on the A-Z challenge!

January 23, 2018 |

Ahead of the release of their Wither EP on February 23, 2018, we asked Plymouth born hardcorers Carrier to take on our A-Z challenge so we can find out more about the talented quintet!

A song that made you want to make music?

Nothing Left by As I Lay Dying or Tragedy Will Find Us by Counterparts.

Best rider you’ve had?

We haven’t really had anything too exciting for a rider, Doritos, beer and water keep us quite content.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

A guitar strap breaking mid song… made for some interesting scrambling to fix the situation before the end of the song.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“Lay me down, listen to the voice of the angels above taking my heart to a place I call home. You’ll never be alone.”

Easiest song you wrote?

August.

Favourite song in your set?

Proabably Ghosts, fast and fun.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Brandan Schieppati from Bleeding Through or Connor Hallisey from Our Hollow, Our Home.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Writing fresh and inspired music. It might sound strange but with the abundance of incredibly great bands in the scene it can be hard to write music that set us apart and stands above the rest. We like to think we’re doing a good job!

Interesting fact about one of your members?

One of our members is a die hard Plymouth Argyle fan. Makes the concept of a show in Exeter almost impossible…

Jokes you have in the band?

Emmure and curry.

Key to writing a song?

Structure. Writing a song is easy, writing something that is consistent and coherent is a different issue.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Due to being a small band and work commitments we haven’t had much opportunity to venture out too far just yet.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Brendan and Blake from Counterparts.

New band you’d recommend?

Entity of Maker.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Bleeding Through.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Europe.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Dont give up, dont lose hope.”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

It encompasses an underlying theme of the decay of life and loss.

See us live at?

The Word Alive + Continents, Feb. 3rd in Plymouth.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

In some ways yes and no. Music these days is booming but its a lot harder to gain traction and you have to work x times harder to achieve the small goals, but a lot of this process is accessible. These days you don’t necessarily need a label to tour the world and you can be a lot more social and personal with fans, but its easy to get sucked into working 24/7/365 to keep up social appearances and maintain the band. Old and new music and ways of music business are valuable to artists at current, its just deciding what works best for each band.

Unusual merchandise?

Nothing too crazy, we keep it simple with beanies and t-shirts.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

I think stripping down our song 10:15 would be fun, its a lighter and slower track and it could be fun to see it orchestrated or played acoustically.

What do your fans mean to you?

We love everyone who is kind enough to call themselves a fan of us and our music. Thank you.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Not particularly, we try to keep up with health and safety.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Probably our vocalist. He doesn’t function without coffee.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Probably a Hippopotamus. They can be gentle, but are renowned for being extremely fast and aggressive when needs be.