Echoic recently released the video for new single Next To You and are set to hit the road in September. We asked vocalist Connor Turner to take on our A-Z challenge to give us more of an insight into the world of Echoic…
A song that made you want to make music?
A memory on a drive home comes to mind, when I was about 12 ‘Our time Is Running Out’ by Muse was playing on the radio and I remember feeling super inspired by that. Though it’s one of many potential songs I could have mentioned.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
A Chef! She was amazing and cooked us the most banging fresh food from scratch! She even cooked a vegan meal and vegan chocolate brownies specifically for me.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
We had a release show in our hometown and everybody was crowd surfing this blow up doll which was wearing our band shirt. We took her home of course and we’re hoping she’ll come back to make an appearance.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Everything I write comes from a place of truth and that may affect people differently. In one of our new songs called ‘Ghost’ I sing ‘You don’t need to hide, from what’s inside’ and it has always resonated with me, it reminds me to stay focused on what I want, who I am, and to be authentic.
Easiest song you wrote?
The demo for ‘Keep Me Warm’ took about 2 hours to complete.
Favourite song in your set?
One of our new songs called ‘Blame’ from the new EP is really fun to play live.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
I would love to work with Panic at the Disco on a record, that would be an interesteing mix.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Kera has an extra rib.
Jokes you have in the band?
Oh dear, they’re always really immature!
We make bad jokes about trees, we’ll leaf that there…
Key to writing a song?
Being super relaxed when writing helps, staying fully focused with no distractions is a must, and access to Logic X is amazingly helpful!
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
New York City!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
We recently played a show with DEAD! It was awesome, highly recommend!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
United States of America!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
‘Don’t worry, be happy’
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
To us ‘Shadows of You’ is about not having the clear vision of someone, it’s something that we felt each song could represent in one way or another.
See us live at?
Sept 9th – Blue Line Studios, Bournemouth
Sept 10th – Suburbia, Southampton
Sept 13th – Verve Bar, Leeds
Sept 14th – Record Junkee, Sheffield
Sept 17th – Think Tank, Newcastle
Sept 20th – Nambucca, London
Sept 22nd – University of South Wales, Cardiff
Oct 27th – Sub:89, Reading
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Whether it’s old or new, there’s always good and bad music out there but the issue with the current times is that it’s a lot harder to get your music heard.
We do have Sun Glasses. Not sure if that’s completely unusual though.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
We love it when our music gets remixed, would love to see Next To You as a dance anthem haha.
What do your fans mean to you?
Anyone who’s a fan of ours should know that we super appreciate the fact you love what we’re doing, and with your support we’ll keep moving forward.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Kera sat down on a sofa backstage before one of our gigs, and the sofa just randomly fell apart which caused a nasty injury to her wrist. It resulted in an MRI scan.
You’re late for a show,whose fault is it?
100% Kera’s fault
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?