Welsh indie rockers Crystal Balloon released their debut EP Hurricane on July 15. They recorded the EP over four months with George Shilling, the legendary producer behind some of Oasis and Primal Scream‘s best hits. The band, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jack Stanton, guitarist Tim Burden and drummer Erik Karvik draw inspiration from a range of genres, creating their own gritty riff and catchy hook combination, overlaid by smooth vocal harmonies. We asked Jack from Welsh Indie Rock Band Crystal Balloon to take on the A-Z Interview Challenge!
A song which made you want to make music?
Lonesome Day, Bruce Springsteen
Best rider you have ever had?
Beer is always the best!
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Getting to make our EP with George Shilling producing is definitely one of the best things by far,
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Burning the Evidence features some pretty deep ones,
Easiest song you wrote?
Favourite song in your set?
Guest you’d like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Band politics that don’t concern the music. The Music side of it is never hard at all!
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Drummer can handstand walk for about 10 meters.
Jokes you have in the band?
We tend to quote films a lot.
Key to writing a song?
Not thinking about it.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
About 180 miles so far.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
The Rolling Stones, we can dream!
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
None of us are wise enough to say yet! Maybe in a few more years with more experience under our belts!
Reason for the title of your recent release?
Hurricane – The first reason was simply that the word pops up a couple of times in different songs, and you might say it describes that period quite well!
See us live at?
Alley Cat, London, Denmark Street (November 5).
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
There’s good things and bad things about the new days.
We don’t have any yet, Worcester sauce would be a good one. A few bands are doing that now.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Something like a dance remix might be quite cool if one of them would work!
What do your fans mean to you?
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
nothing so far and touch wood hopefully nothing at any point in the future!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Fortunately that’s not happened and we don’t plan on it happening either!
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
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