September 4, 2017 |

Orestea take on the A-Z challenge!

Orestea take on the A-Z challenge!

September 4, 2017 |



UK rockers Orestea are gearing up to release new album Elements on September 22! We asked the band to take us further into their world by taking on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

Nothing by A

Best rider you've ever had?

We once got bought a huge buffet by a fuel company that had overrun at the venue we were due to play at by way of apology for making soundcheck start late!

Craziest thing you've experienced in the band?

Turning up at a venue 3 hours away to be told that the headliners had pulled out so the night had been cancelled…. We were the headliners!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Picking a lyric is too hard, but the whole song Getaway is probably the deepest and most personal thing I’ve written.

Easiest song you wrote?

From the new album, I would probably say Alive or Just Existing. The whole some kind of happened quite naturally.

Favourite song in your set?

At the moment, Elements. It changes regularly though!

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Ooh, that’s tough. Jason Butler would be cool, or someone in the pop arena like Halsey.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Money and Time (in equal measure)

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Mike is a third dan black belt.

Jokes you have in the band?

There's a running joke about Mike being Jamaican. We all dressed up like Bob Marley for his birthday party once.

Key to writing a song?

Don’t get too stuck on writing the song you think you’re writing, let the song guide you rather than trying to force it to be something it’s not.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

Probably the shows we did in Europe. It was fun though. We watched Madagascar on the ferry.