HOT TAKES: Getting to know TARLD

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Q1 – Who is in your band?

Elio is the singer.

Max is the guitar player.

Greg is the bass player.

Julien is the drummer.

TARLD is a banger.

Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?

We created our own sound identity, I think. With the ass between two chairs – hardcore and metal with the catchy/poppy aspect of punk-rock.

It’s powerful. Direct. Melodic. Sincere.

Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

I think the song ‘Good Intentions’ is the one I would tell them to listen to first. It’s quite revealing of the band’s identity. This sought-after compromise between “we’re going to unscrew your heads” and “we’re going to take you far”. Plus there’s a great guest on it (Drew York from Stray From The Path).

Q4 – What is the plan for 2022?

Defend the album with a maximum amount of gigs. As usual. TARLD is a live band. It will be probably a little bit different because we will mainly play in France and in border countries to start. But we can’t wait to come back to the UK.

Q5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?

New Noise’ by Refused is a good pick.

Q6 – What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?

Stray From The Path, Nothing More and Refused.

Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

As I told you, we will play mainly in France. We’ll play in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Montpellier. But if you wanna visit France, the best timing is for Plane’r Fest near Lyon. We will play with Sepultura, Lacuna Coil, Lordi, Landvmrks and a lot of awesome bands.

Q8 – If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?

It is a rather lonely animal. We have always been a 100% DIY group until recently. On the other hand, it is an animal that can move in packs. It also looks like us because we like to federate around our concept. Welcome to the pack!

Elizabeth Birt

June 21, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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