Ahead of next months live shows, we asked our new favourite rockers Deever to tell us more about themselves by taking on the A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Billy – Paradise City – GNR
Phil – The Further We Stretch – Ezio and Booga
Best rider you’ve had?
Billy – One in Belgium where they managed to get my Yorkshire Tea! Legends!
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Billy – Doing our first ever gig together in Glasgow (200 miles away from our hometown) on a Saturday night between 2 local Glaswegian bands. The fact we didn’t get covered in piss was pretty crazy and we actually gained a lot of fans.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
‘Filter the truth, design a you and hope you satisfy them all’
Easiest song you wrote?
‘Monster’ pretty much wrote itself!
Favourite song in your set?
‘All Come Running’ at the moment…
Stevie – I love playing ‘Alright‘ I always look forward to it!
Higgy – My early favourite is definitely ‘Fire at Will’. It’s a good ol’ bread and butter beat the crap out of the kit song.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Billy – Randy Newman. Just to confuse people (and also he is the greatest).
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Keeping four fully grown man children happy at the same time!
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Stevie’s wig isn’t actually a wig, it’s his real hair.
Jokes you have in the band?
Other than Stevie’s outrageous barnet – Phil. He’s a joke cos he’s the oldest Haha!
Key to writing a song?
Billy – Not forcing it! It’s like a lot of things, if you have to force it out, it’s probably sh*t!
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
Had to drive back from Budapest once. That wasn’t short!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Phil – A bass player called Rob Hudson who I went to uni with. He was on another level and made us all go home and practice!
Billy – Steve Lukather from Toto. Greatest musician on the planet and an awesome person too.
Higgy – Derek Trucks! He’s mint!
New band you’d recommend?
Billy – They’re not particularly ‘new’ but I’m loving Creeper at the moment!
Phil – The Bros. Landreth
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Billy – Muse. They don’t play anywhere small and they put on a huge show!
Place you’d most like to tour?
Japan is supposed to be crazy and very different so we’d love to go there!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
‘You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them’
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
‘They All Come Running’ is the stand out lyric from that song but we felt that title was too long. So we shortened it. By one word. Haha!
See us live at?
14 December York Fibbers
15 December London Underworld
16 December Sheffield Corporation
17 December Cardiff Fuel Rock Club
24 Feb Planet Rocks’ Winters’ End
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Not better, just very different! And different is good!
Locks of Higgy’s [drummer] hair which we harvest bi-annually.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
A lot of our songs are quite riffy so it’d be cool to do some acoustic versions and figure out a new way of translating the guitar riffs!
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the only reason we can do what we do so they are the most important thing to us. We’re very lucky we’ve gained so many fans so early on.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Stevie broke his foot just before we were due to shoot our debut music video. We carried on and he battled through it, was barely noticeable. He’s a beast!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Stevie’s cos his van’s fucked!
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Giant panda. Their name makes them sound like they’re huge but they really aren’t! Ha!