September 25, 2017 |

COPE take on the A-Z challenge!

COPE take on the A-Z challenge!

September 25, 2017 |

Heavy punks COPE are gearing up for the October 13 release of their Tooth & Nail EP. We asked the band to take us further into their world by taking on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

Green DayBasket Case

Best rider you’ve ever hd?

Probably Rock City in Notts, they kept us nice and beer’d!

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

Haha, I can’t say the craziest. But me, Ed & my girlfriend almost got crushed by an arctic lorry on the road on tour the other month. That was pretty nuts.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Gotta be ‘Through Silence / You Become Complicit’ from Neo Nasty off of our upcoming EP. It’s not quite ‘deep’ as it’s fairly obvious, but it carry’s a lot of weight and means something to us.

Easiest song you wrote?

Here’s Hoping‘ from the first EP, ‘Challenge Oppression // Pursue Equality‘ – I think me and our old guitarist wrote it in like 2 hours

Favourite song in your set?

Definitely ‘Voyage‘, that ones a blast to play!

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

Dave Grohl, the guy can do no wrong.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Financing it and balancing it with general life. It’s totally worth it though.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Rich, our drummer was in a Lethal Bizzle video! I must admit i’ve forgotten which one.

Jokes you have in the band?

We always make fun of Rich’s social media – he’s obsessed, so we’ve nicknamed him ‘#content’, hashtag an’ all..

Key to writing a song?

Not forcing it and not being afraid to criticise yourselves 

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

We played a festival in Torquay which should’ve taken 4 hours, but there was an accident on the way there and it ended up twice that. Could’ve been worse!


Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Jerry Only from the Misfits. I actually got to sing with them when i was 14, and funnily enough Adam’s old band supported them at that show. So we’ve almost come full circle!

New band you’d recommend?

Chaos Reigns, they rip.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Rage Against The Machine –  I think we share a similar ethos.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Probably the US or Canada. It would be great to experience those countries on the road

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

Don’t live in fear.

See us live at?

Thousand Island in London 12th October!

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

I think the industry took more risks back in the day, which meant more bands getting a shot, but there’s way more options nowadays to make music and have it heard on your own terms

Unusual merchandise?

Not myself, but I did once work with a guy who had a set of promo Rammstein dildos that mysteriously disappeared from their case..

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

I’d love to do an acoustic version of ‘Many Faces‘ from the new record.

What do your fans mean to you?

Well without people listening to our music and supporting us, we’re just a bunch of dickheads playing shit music no one cares about!

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Tom did his throat in before we recorded, and pretty much ate his whole body weight in honey.

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

Definitely Rich again.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

I’d say chimpanzee.