Ivory Cross take on the A-Z challenge!
March 14, 2017 |
Gloucestershire melodic hardcore/alternative quartet Ivory Cross recently rebranded from their 2013 incarnation of Halfway To Nowhere. The youngsters have gained a good following around the local area, playing shows with fellow Gloucestershire quartet Elessar among others. The band have recently released their first single under their new name For Your Honour which is today's track of the day. We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Make It Up As You Go by ACODA, the song has everything from riffs to huge choruses, banger.
Best rider you've ever had?
Being 17, free cokes was the best yet.
Craziest moment your experienced in the band?
We played a headline show recently after we’d released our first single. We played the song last and everyone sang it back to us, it was quite surreal.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Year by year the flowers settle on the stone, your cries are softly silenced by the ground below.
Easiest song you wrote?
For Your Honour, George presented the song to us without lyrics a few days before we went into the studio, we then finished vocals the day before, and had the finished product in two days. It all came together so well.
Favourite song in your set?
I Can All But Try, it’s our opener and we are hoping to release a version of it soon.
Guest you'd most like to feature on one of your records?
Sam Carter, as it would give us an excuse to write a really heavy song.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Not having enough money for gear.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
George has a distant, but direct relation to Robbie Williams.
Jokes you have in the band?
We have an Irish super-fan who has never met us nor seen us live, and prior to us releasing music declared us as her favorite band.
Key to writing a song?
Be emotionally invested in your music. If you’re writing something that provokes an emotional response even in yourselves, then you know you are writing something that could do the same to others, which is what we value in music.
Longest distance you've traveled to play a show?
London, we drove down to Islington to play at the O2 Academy a year ago.