Ahead of the release of their new single ‘Blah‘, we asked DeadSet Dream to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Welcome To The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance) – I saw this live at Leeds fest in 2012… what an atmosphere!
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Not sure if it was intentional or not but we once had a random cucumber in our fridge. thoroughly enjoyed it.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
A crowd full of people singing our songs at Reading Festival (2017) it’s a bizarre feeling I don’t think we’ll ever get used to.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“Like a house in a hurricane, I think I’ve lost my way” – it tells a story of uncertainty, I’d class that as
Easiest song you wrote?
One of our heavier tracks ‘Hallways‘ just fell into place just perfectly, I think that was the fastest, closely followed by ‘Snakes & Ladders’.
Favourite song in your set?
My personal favourite is ‘Autopilot‘ it has a very ballad like feel to it, the verses and chorus are very upbeat and fun, it has a good story behind it and I seem to find myself whistling it a lot, that’s a good sign, right?
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
If it meant getting the chance to meet one of my all time heroes, it would probably be Josh Franceschi, You Me At Six are hands down my favourite band.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Having to work a band around a full time job was always a challenge, you’ve essentially got two full time jobs and no time to pick your nose! (Worth it though!)
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Dan (lead guitar) auditioned to play the part of Harry Potter and made the final 16!
Jokes you have in the band?
When somebody bites to a bit of banter, we have this thing where you would go over to said person, pick them up and pose for a photograph as if they were a fish.
Key to writing a song?
Rush nothing… if you get stuck on a song, we find working on something else and coming back to it with a fresh view really really helps!
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We once drove from Edinburgh to London in one day for a show, we hit every bit of traffic imaginable and the journey took over 10 hours.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Myles Kennedy is simply one of the most talented people on the planet.
New band you’d recommend?
TrueHeights just got onto Scuzz for the first time, they are an amazing band who work incredibly hard! they deserve every success!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
You Me At Six.- I feel like our target audience would be perfect for that slot, similar genre, similar vibes and a dream come true for me!
Place you’d most like to tour?
America… who doesn’t want to tour America as a British band? that would be insane!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs!”
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
‘Blah‘ is the perfect name for our new song, it’s full of attitude and it’s about that stage in a failing relationship where all you do is argue and fall out over tiny things.
See us live at?
Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham or London – Easter bank holiday weekend with the awesome As December Falls
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Streaming/downloads has changed the music industry forever, this makes me sad!
We often sell Alex to strangers.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We once did an acoustic version of our song ‘You And Me‘ and we were surprised at how nice it was!
What do your fans mean to you?
The world. the absolute world. being able to go to any of the main cities in the country knowing you’re going to have people give up their time and money to come and see you play, to sing your songs and to make a fuss of you is a ridiculous concept, we cannot thank them enough for their support so far on our journey.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
None that are band related, however Dan fell off his bike a day before we went into the studio with Ben Sansom (Lower Than Atlantis) a couple of months ago.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Dan will be late for his own funeral, 100%, even away from the band his friends know him as ‘Buzz Lateyear’.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Alex– a wolf puppy, he’s not man enough to be a fully fledged wolf yet…
James – a pigeon… look at live videos from when James first joined the band, you’ll see what I mean.
Conor – a sloth, he’s very quiet, usually blending into the background finding ways of being comfortable.
Dan – Dan actually reminds me that bunny rabbit out of Alice In Wonderland, he’s bursting with energy and very very posh.
Me (Shiney) – I think the Panda lifestyle suits me well, just eat and roll around, occasionally falling off stuff, you catch my drift.