Aerial Salad take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there! Today it’s the turn of Aerial Salad to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Guns of Brixton by The Clash.

Best rider you’ve had?

Asking me this like we’re in Metallica haha!?! Dunno tbf. Some geezer in Germany made us banging pasta and let us smoke up inside his venue. That was amazing!

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

In a single tour we got robbed, arrested and someone had a heart attack at one of our gigs. Over 6 days all that happened.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“I’m just a hopeless useless pawn, rotting by the rocks while you’re on your voyage”

Easiest song you wrote?


Favourite song in your set?

Its not out yet. One of the new ones off R.O.I, ‘Telekon 5.

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

Katie from Priests or Sen Dog from Cypress Hill.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Probably when that guy had a heart attack.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

I was almost in the music video to the 2002 edition of ‘3 lions’ but I was too busy watching wrestling.

Jokes you have in the band?


Key to writing a song?

Picking up your instrument and just trying out things that sound cool to you, try to express yourself. Try to make something YOU wanna hear.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Manchester to Florida.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

There’s LOADS. Tokky horroh and Shotty horroh both jump to mind, both people we’ve played or toured with. Both inspiring.

Wider? Gary Numan for SURE!

New band you’d recommend?

DUVET – their song Girlcow is one of the best post-punk tunes ever!

Opening for this band would be ideal?


Place you’d most like to tour?

South Asia.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

It can happen to the best so it was bound to happen to the worst.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Because I work in revenue operations and my life is ‘ROI.’

See us live at?


The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Mate, so hard that it pains me, look at the fucking quality of tunes pouring out of every band in the 80s/90s, now you’ve just got wastemen on TikTok rhyming fiver with fiver and metal bands singing Disney tunes.

Unusual merchandise?

Nah, unusual wrestling themed merch x

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

I want to do an orchestral version of ‘Stressed.

What do your fans mean to you?

Know what, I appreciate people that are into Aerial Salad because they’ve got an elite music taste.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Yep, got concussed stage diving at the dome in Tufnell Park. Proper Jack Black School of Rock moment!

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

It’s always Mike’s fault. Guy likes Dr Who, time lord. Runs off his own clock that kid!

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

A rat that snuck into the giraffe enclosure.

Elizabeth Birt

February 22, 2024

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


View all author posts