Brit post/melodic-hardcore band The Disconnect are gearing up for the release of new single Holes on April 24th. We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
There wasn’t a particular song as such, my school friends were starting a band and they needed a bassist, that’s where it all started for me! But around that time I was well into The Offspring and Nirvana so…those?
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Nothing too crazy, a case of beer we didn’t know we were getting until we got to the venue!
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
We were staying at a hotel and Sammy fell asleep so we put basically everything that wasn’t fixed to the floor on her, including a chair that Liam sat on and dabbed. Made for a decent photo.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
They’re all pretty deep, but if I had to choose it’d probably be “My ears bleed from the silence, your lips stone cold and quiet as I beg for your guidance” for personal reasons.
Easiest song you wrote?
They’re all pretty straight forward to play, but I think the one that came together the quickest was Home.
Favourite song in your set?
Got to be the one we’ve recently done a video for, Holes. It’s one of the angrier ones and just feels powerful when we play it.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Loz Taylor from While She Sleeps just for those sing-along parts they do so well.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Writing about feelsies and then realising you have to show everyone.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Matty really likes the 80’s. He’s really good at liking stuff everyone else hates/tries to forget about.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
I’d say think about feeling then structure, then melody.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
At the moment its only 40 miles or so, but the tours coming up later in the year will push that figure up a fair bit.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Sam Carter from Architects. That man’s performance and ability are both just on point.
New band you’d recommend?
Sleepwalker. They’ve shown that it definitely does djent. Another band worth checking out would be Provoker, saw them a little while ago and they were pretty great.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Casey all day. Or While She Sleeps.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Australia, there are so many good bands out of there so I imagine the scene is decent. Plus, it just looks like a nice place.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Whatever you think of yourself, people do care and you are worth something.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
The metaphor comes from being stuck in this deep mental hole where people can’t pull you out even if they wanted to.
See us live at?
The only date I can share at the moment is May 13th at Finn’s in Weymouth.
We’ll be on tour in June, August and September, keep an eye on our page for when those are announced!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
If we’re talking 90’s hip hop, then 100%! I suppose in other genres there were a lot more new things to be explored in the past, things that are now just recycled and repeated. So yes, I think so.
Like potato peelers or something?
Variations you’d like to do on any of your tracks?
I don’t think there’s ever a time where you can do everything you possibly can to a track, but there definitely has to be a line where you call it a day working on it. After that point I’ve found that songs can slowly get worse the more you fiddle. That said, my vocals have improved since we did Cages and Gallows, so I’d like to redo those if we were to go over them at some point.
What do your fans mean to you?
Anyone who can relate to our material or just simply enjoys it is exactly the reason why we do this. Most of the tracks are about deeply personal issues scattered with pieces of advice I’d have liked to hear when I was experiencing them and I hope that that translates and can help anyone going through a similar situation.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
None, safety first!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Panda. Those guys seem so happy but I bet they’re well sad inside.