Brit alt-rockers Veridian are currently on tour with Evarose. We got them to sit down and take out A-Z challenge! Check out the fun answers we got!
A song that made you want to make music?
Simon’s dad band The Complaints – Rays. And probably Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
Best rider you have had?
So many beers we nearrrrlllyy didn’t finish them.
Craziest moment in the band?
Took it way too far in Birmingham on the first date of our November tour.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
In our song ‘There is light and it never goes out’.
“And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine…”
Easiest song you wrote?
‘Refuse To Feel’.
Favourite song in your set?
A song called ‘Headlights’ we haven’t released yet and ‘Running Away’
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Hangovers and driving (separately)
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Our drummer Zak has never heard any of our songs.
Jokes you have in the band?
Our guitarist, Joe.
Key to writing a song?
Alcohol and misery.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
In the van now driving up to Scotland listening to The Smiths.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Enter Shikari – met them back in the day, hard working guys who are souly independent.
New band you’d recommend?
Chapter & Verse, big things happening for the guys.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
Europe – before the prices go up.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“If like God’s leg fell off and landed to earth, and someone hacked a piece of his leg off and turned it into a guitar, that’s the guitar required to write that riff” – Alex Baker, talking about ‘Running Away’ on Kerrang.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
We’re not allowed to talk about it. It’s a big secret. Google it 😉
See us live at?
We’re on tour with Evarose right now. Catch us at O2 Islington on the 11th!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Yeah back then it didn’t all sound the same. But we are massive Little Mix fans.
We have some stickers featuring Ian Beale. Verid-Ian.
Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?
We’re currently working on a reggae version of ‘Refuse To Feel’. It’s gonna be great man.
What do your fans mean to you?
When we find some, we’ll let you know.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?
Yep, Jonny broke his hand in Snowdonia after our video shoot for ‘One Day’.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Simon’s because he’s either asleep or eating pepperamis.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Flamingo – because we’re good looking but we don’t really do anything”