Core Of iO are releasing their new EP Part II: Europa on December 1st. We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge to find out more about them!
A song that made you want to make music?
Anything off the album ‘Ten‘ by Pearl Jam.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
This question should be ‘only rider you’ve ever had’ ha ha. Bottled water, some beer, crisps and fruit. Courtesy of The Monolith. Thanks guys x
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Whilst on tour once we decided to play the South Park movie drinking game. every time they swear, you drink. none of us fared well. Rich (drummer) was being sick 15 minutes in and I half remember dropping off to sleep and managing to pour beer into my own bott whilst wearing it. Needless to say, we did not make it to the end.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Probably something off our first EP titled ‘With Gravity as My Hostess‘. I was pretty unstable mentally at the time. But I’m over that now. My lyrics are still deep to a level but I’m nowhere near to allowing myself being so open when I’m so vulnerable.
Easiest song you wrote?
N/A. Listen to our music and you’ll see why.
Favourite song in your set?
That’s got to be our upcoming single called ‘Stuck‘. Just wait till you hear it.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Will from Black Peaks, bringing a lot his awesome voice and his sexy saxophone skills.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Watching talentless, arrogant plankers become successful.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Can’t help you here, we are all completely boring.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
I think not being entirely self-indulgent is a good start.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We played UK tech fest at Newark showground this year. It was 10 hours of driving with only a 3 hour stop off at the festival to perform.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Jon Hammond from Serenity Custom drums. If you’re wondering what Serenity Custom Drums are I suggest you google it right now.
New band you’d recommend?
Valis Abalze. Their debut album is coming soon and its a peach!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
The Foo Fighters on one of their world tours… someone’s gotta do it.
Place you’d most like to tour?
America f**k yer!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Don’t believe everything our singer says. The mans a complete wind up merchant.
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Its the 3rd release from a set of four with the theme being about Jupitors main moons. iO is one of those moons which is where our name came from.
See us live at?
Oct 20th – The Unicorn – Camden
Oct 25th – Prince Albert – Brighton
Oct 26th – The Attic – Ashford
Oct 27th – The Firehouse – Southampton
Oct 29th – The Wheatsheaf – Banbury
Nov 1st – The Gryphon – Bristol
Nov 2nd – O’ Reilys – Hull
Nov 3rd – The Fenton – Leeds
Nov 4th – Prince of wales – Kettering
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
They both have their advantages
We sell CD’s. That’s pretty unusual in this day and age. ha ha
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We’ve spoken many times about a jazz arrangement (including a brass section) for our song 14 Stitches.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, its a pointless task without them.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not yet, we drink lots of milk and have strong teeth and bones. ha ha.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Either our drummer Rich or our singer’s car. Most likely our singer’s car though.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
A honey badger… Oh wait, thats our singer when he’s drunk. Which ever is the craziest and most frantic. The opposite to a sloth.