West London’s newest indie band E take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Strawberry Field Forever by The Beatles
Best rider you’ve ever had?
6 cans of room temperature Stella… between 5 acts. It’s still early days…
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Almost being killed by an 18 wheeler jumping the lights just as we all pulled out from the venue.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“I noticed frustration in ageing beamed across the nation, from Hollywood”.
Easiest song you wrote?
There’s a song called Always Alive, we normally close the main set with it. It basically wrote itself in 5 minutes, words melody and chords. Definitely one of the fastest songs we’ve ever made. It’s about something that was on my mind for a while, so it just happened.
Favourite song in your set?
We all have different ones! Which we think is a good thing.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Moon, a local Harrow artist.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Transporting gear (as in equipment) and finding time to rehearse.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
One of us has an Oscar worthy re-enactment of The Joker’s monologue from The Dark Knight
Jokes you have in the band?
Has Joe got the bassline down yet? Probably not… but we still love him. Also our original band name which was ‘Toggenburg’.
Key to writing a song?
If you haven’t figured out a basic riff, chord or lyric in 15 minutes just park it.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
FAERS! Our West London indie brothers.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
It would be amazing to open for Catfish and the Bottlemen, and we would love to open for Dog is Dead.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Listening to us increases your chances of getting laid by 46%
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Partly zeitgeist, mostly obsession
See us live at?
Trinity in Harrow – September 1st
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Not really… older music has a place, but new music takes from that and continues to grow like most things, and I think that’s a good thing.
Wouldn’t mind our own line of pale ales.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We have a song called Asphyxia which is this pretty big epic guitar song, but we’ve also played around with a piano voice version and I really like that. I think all good songs can work in multiple formats and contexts.
What do your fans mean to you?
It means a lot to have people that enjoy coming to see you live. This is our first single but we’ve sent it to a few friends. One messaged me the other day saying they just casually listened to it. That really blew my mind. Somebody listening to your own music just for fun and not because you asked them to!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Hangovers and panic attacks
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Definitely a Monkey. I think we’ve been told to dance a few times…
Egyptian‘s debut single, Hollywood is available now to stream and download.