March 8, 2017 |

Empty Lungs tell us about their upcoming EP and tour.

Empty Lungs tell us about their upcoming EP and tour.

March 8, 2017 |

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Empty Lungs are releasing a new EP, 'Don't Get It' on Friday 10th March. It's a wonderful blend of punk rock, indie rock and power pop, and it's pretty darn great.

We caught up with vocalist/ guitarist Kev Jones to chat about the new EP and their upcoming tour.

You guys have been through a lot: losing members, losing jobs, and house fires being just a few things. What gave you the will to carry on?

In the context of our lives we've been through some stressful situations for sure, but in the context of other peoples lives it's really nothing. I think looking at things from that angle gives you a little perspective and that helps you to get back up after a fall.

Did any of your setbacks ever make you want to give up?

There's been about hundred times I've felt like we've been pissing against the wind. It happens so often and I do feel like throwing in the towel sometimes. Then I realise that I'm completely useless at life and have no desire to do anything at all except write music and play shows. That usually curbs the quitter in me alright haha!

How are you feeling about the release of your EP?

We're really excited about getting it out there, we're so proud of these tracks and can't wait for people to hear them. It's been a long time since we recorded them so it's felt like we've been holding it in forever. We've also got a ton of new tracks ready to record, so once we get this EP out there, we'll be able to focus on that a little more too.

You've said there are some of the best songs you've ever written on the EP, so what makes them different to songs you've released previously?

Lyrically they are the most honest and personal songs I've ever written. It's me just coming right out and saying how I feel. I think that brings a fresh sincerity to the music. As far as the music well, we've just gotten better at writing songs and hooks, I think. During the recording process we were pretty open with trying new things as well. There's weird guitar and vocal effects and even a bit of synth in there. That all contributes to making these songs the most interesting we've ever done.