March 7, 2017 |

SEASONS take on the A-Z challenge!

SEASONS take on the A-Z challenge!

March 7, 2017 |

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Bedfordshire alt-rockers SEASONS are a hit with everyone who have seen them live thanks to their catchy tracks and sheer energy (they're also really nice guys too!) We asked guitarist/vocalist Steve Watts to take on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

I'm gonna be smart here, and say The Runaway by SEASONS...hear me out...this was the first track I heard before I auditioned and joined up with Grant, Matt and Brad, and it was this song that convinced me this project was going somewhere.

Best rider you've ever had?

At a show once we got 5 multi-packs of Walkers crisps and 4 cans of Fosters! That was pretty sick.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

On our second tour we went for breakfast at a Harvester, finished our meal and headed out to the van. Matt had left his jacket inside and it was raining so he ran back in to get it. Meanwhile we ran to the van and started to drive away without Matt, with the side door open so we could all yell abuse at him as we zoomed off without him. I don't really know what we expected to happen but Matt burst through the doors of the Harvester and began tearing his way towards the van. We must have been doing between 15 and 20mph, and I have no idea how he caught us but he did, not only that but he managed to get alongside the van and dive through the open side door into the back seats. Unbelievable show of pace, the likes of which I don't think we will see again.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Probably the most current and relevant lyric for the world we live in these days comes from Empire. The song itself is about politics, Governments, and their struggle for power and control. The lyric is "So confused that we are numb and our heart's about to burst...". I just feel it sums up how the majority of the public are feeling these days about a lot of political subjects. Nobody knows what will happen but we all have our own views we will defend to the end.

Easiest song you wrote?

Seven Years. Hands down easiest. I think we wrote 90% of that song in about 2 hours.

Favourite song in your set?

That's gotta be Empire for me. The energy that song creates is electrifying. That big riff and the vocal harmonies. It's all so fun to play!

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

I would say Oli Sykes but someone else has beat us to that! I'd probably go with Jared Leto. What a voice that man has.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Reaching a definite decision. Just on anything. I think in the last 16 months, we have only made one decision collectively, as a band, which everyone has agreed with!

Interesting fact about one of your members?

As a young lad, Brad broke his arm quite badly, and now it doesn't sit straight. I believe that's why it looks like he's always fighting with his bass when we play live.

Jokes you have in the band?

One time, at band camp...no but seriously, one time Antony mentioned that it would be a nightmare to park outside a venue for a show. Just one time. But now, every show, there's always a message in the group chat from one of us saying it's "a nightmare to park!". I feel a bit sorry for Ant really.

Key to writing a song?

Team work. It's so important that everyone has their say and is completely happy with how a song is sounding. It's about trusting each other’s judgement and working towards what you all feel is as close to the best you can produce.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

So far, the longest distance is up to Newcastle. We've also been over to Cardiff which isn't far behind.