Following the release of ‘Our Faith‘, we asked Encoded to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A song which made you want to write music?
Spit It Out – Slipknot: When we were growing up Slipknot was a huge influence on all of us, so as a collective answer, we settled on them 🙂
Best rider you have ever had?
Liam’s Nan’s ham sandwiches.
Craziest moment your experienced in the band?
During a band practice on a food break, we were walking along the river Thames at Limehouse in London, and we found a Parrot on the beach where the tide had gone out. After a few months we couldn’t find her original keepers. She’s been the band parrot for nearly 2 years now.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Mate it’s all deep.
Favourite song in your set?
Our favourite song to play live is called Psychosis, it’s the title track of our upcoming EP.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Snoop Dogg. Hero!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Agreeing on Merch designs – it’s the band equivalent of going to Ikea.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
3 of us actually work together for a Witch.
Jokes you have in the band?
Most of our jokes make zero to no sense to anyone else, unless you’ve watched the obscure comedy that we watch on the internet.
Key to writing a song?
Groove, ebb and flow.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We’ve mainly played local shows, but you should never underestimate how long it takes to get a drumkit across town using the tube!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Deftones, hands down.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
LIVE. CREATE. INSPIRE.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
It’s a manifestation of the collective psychosis of society and the human struggle.
See us live at?
We are currently booking shows so check our social media for events, but we do have a show on March 23rd in London and it would be great if everyone came along and checked us out! We are releasing a song on that day as well.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
We would say so, yes. There are so many amazing singers and bands that have stood the test of time from our generation and before. Modern artists tend to have much shorter careers, even if they reach the top, whereas the older bands that are still going are still bigger than almost all new bands.
Invisible band t-shirts.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your tracks?
We want to do a Spanish flamenco version of ‘Our Faith Has Gone’ at some point.
What do your fans mean to you?
We love our fans because the ones we have genuinely show that they are really into what we are doing.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Whoever decided to take a detour to Harry Potter World.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of the band?