May 5, 2017 |

Get to know Fizzy Blood

Get to know Fizzy Blood

May 5, 2017 |

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We caught up with Fizzy Blood before the Southampton leg of their tour with While She Sleeps and In Hearts Wake, to talk about influences, live shows, songwriting and new music.

The best place to start would be what are your key influences as a band?

We all came together because we all really liked Queens of the Stone Age. It has changed a lot as we’ve gone on, that was about 3 years ago, so your influences do change as you go. But that was a main starting point.

We do go through phases though, we are kind of moving away from that with the new stuff at the moment, but who knows every bands got to change.

You're from Yorkshire, which has a vibrant rock scene, how has it been coming out of that scene, has it helped you, influenced you?

It has helped. Leeds is a really tight knit community, a really good place to be at the moment. So in ways that we don’t even realise it has helped us. We’ve been introduced to a lot of people, a shit load of good mates.

A lot of “bands in friends”, friends in bands even.

You’re on tour with While She Sleeps and In Hearts Wake who are a lot heavier than you guys are, has that been difficult and how do you approach opening for audiences used to heavier music?

The first couple of days were a bit weird. I think when we played York and Sheffield. They were a bit strange but still fun and then when we did the London shows and everyone hit their stride and they were amazing. Then we did Brighton which was even better. Things are starting to settle into their groove a bit now.

It has been a little bit of a challenge, generally towards the end of the set people are kind of digging it. You’ve got to work for it though.

At the Sheffield show there was this girl, who was obviously into metal, and all she did through the set was roll her eyes, right on the barrier as well. There was another girl with her fingers in her ears. (Come on guys, that's not a nice thing to do, appreciate the music! - Ed)