September 12, 2017 |

Music & Me – Josh Hardy & Ben Ville of InVisions

Music & Me – Josh Hardy & Ben Ville of InVisions

September 12, 2017 |

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What album, if any, was a turning point in your ‘musical life’ and why?

Josh: Suicide Season - Bring Me The Horizon. This album was the point where I decided I HAVE to do this at that level. Everything in this album was flawless and so heavy and powerful. It definitely inspired me to want to reach that 'next level' with my own music.
Ben: It's not listening to a band’s music that made me want to be in a band. It's seeing bands that made me want to do it. The first metal band I listened to was Avenged Sevenfold. I went to see them in Birmingham and I was like “fuckkkk I need to do this”. Since then I've always tried to better myself in music/singing and right now this is the best and most confident position I've been in.

In 3 words, what makes a good album or song?

Josh: Breakdowns, Solos, Passion
Ben: Meaning, catchiness and quality.

A festival or a gig? Why?

Josh: Festival for sure. I have so many great memories and probably even more I won't remember because of how much alcohol is slayed! You're fucked up with your best friends, seeing loads of amazing bands all in one day and hopefully in the Sun. How can you beat that!?
Ben: I like them both for different reasons. At festivals you hang out with a bunch of friends, getting twisted, listening to the music you enjoy most and making some sick memories. But going to gigs is just as fun. The only difference is a gig is just one night and you're not sleeping in a bin. So I like them both just as much.

Who would be your 3 dream festival headliners?

Josh: Blink 182, Funeral for a Friend and The Darkness. CAN YOU IMAGINE!
Ben: Well the obvious answer is us, everyone who's in a band dreams of headlining a festival. But for me I'd want Avenged Sevenfold, Nickelback and Blackstone Cherry.

Who are the best new band you’ve discovered lately that everyone should know about?

Josh: Check out a band called Trophy Eyes, I discovered these guys a couple of months before Slam Dunk festival 2017 on Spotify and loved them instantly! I jammed their 2016 album 'Chemical Miracle' and every track is an anthem! 
Ben: Polaris without doubt. They absolutely kill it. They're from Australia but they're hitting up the UK and Europe real soon. 

What band or artist is your secret, or not so secret, guilty pleasure?

Josh: I don't really have any guilty pleasures when it comes to music. I like what I like and I think there's too much of a stigma surrounding people’s music tastes in this day and age. I will say this, if you love it and it makes you happy, keep jammin’ it.
Ben: I don't really have a guilty pleasure as I'm down to listen to anything. Whether it's pop, rock, grime, metal. I don't care man, if I dig it then I'll listen to it.
Check out InVisions' latest single Soul Seeker below;