Following the release of their debut EP The Mountain Of Gold, we wanted to find out more about the world of URNE! Bassist/vocalist Joe Nally and guitarist Angus Neyra obliged by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Joe: Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
Best rider you’ve had?
Angus: Nothing crazy. One time we played Belgium and the owner just kept sorting us out with these sick Belgian beers we’d never heard of.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Angus: Too many to pick from!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Joe: I wouldn’t say we have a really deep lyric, yet..
Easiest song you wrote?
Joe: Dust Atlas, I think we wrote it in an hour.
Favourite song in your set?
Joe: The Lady & The Devil.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Joe: Glenn Hughes, be a dream to hear him sing on a track one day!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Angus: Going back into work after being away on tour.. post-tour blues hits you bad.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Angus: I’m allergic to avocado and banana, so none of that in the rider.
Jokes you have in the band?
Angus: The other’s think I’m “allergic” to avocado and banana but I actually am..
Key to writing a song?
Angus: For me it’s trying to find notes and chords that normally wouldn’t work together, whilst still making it catchy enough to listen to.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Joe: Drove to Munich for a show and then straight back, painful!!!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Joe: Probably Angus (Guitarist)
New band you’d recommend?
Joe: Dool (Dutch Band)
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Angus: Dream Big, Metallica
Place you’d most like to tour?
Angus: Would love to tour Canada and the U.S.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Angus: You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Angus: It ties all the tracks and lyrical concept together thematically.
See us live at?
Angus: Some dates very soon.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Angus: Yes 80%. But there’s still 20% of current music still pushing boundaries and making amazing interesting music.
Angus: Not sure about us but the different Eddie Maiden action figures are cool.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Angus: Maybe a Lady And The Devil acoustic version
What do your fans mean to you?
Angus: Anyone who supports anything we do we’re truly grateful for, and one of the reasons we make music!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Joe: My back, my wrist and left knee are all banged up ha!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Angus: Either the vehicle or the traffic ha
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Angus: A chameleon.. that grew up in the new wave of British heavy metal.