Exeter rock/pop/punk quartet Glasstide blend the energy of punk, catchy pop melodies and raw edginess of hard rock to create a new breathe of life into what is currently described as a stale scene. The band release their debut EP Lights on September 23 and we caught up with them for this fun (and slightly crazy) A-Z challenge.
A song which made you want to make music?
I would say Wild Side by Motley Crüe. Its exciting – balls to the walls and all round rad!
Best rider you have ever had?
I have had some good ones in the past with various acts, but I would say if they include beer and brown M&M’s in a whisky bottle, with a couple monkeys and some fireworks then I’m happy.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Oh where do I start…. I think mine would be when me and a very well known rock star that I’m not going to name where egging each other on to jump out of a window of a 3 story house on to a trampoline ….. And it happened.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
“I’m bleeding out I’m running from this hurricane”
Easiest song you wrote?
I would say Lights was one of the easiest songs we have wrote, but the production side wasn’t as easy.
Favourite song in your set?
Only For The Summer, it has that proper punk rock bite that really gets you moving.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Well the rest of the band probably predicted this answer. I would say Sebastian Bach considering he is a big influence of mine.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Answering A-Zs, hahaha!
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Tris Gaskell our guitarist has 8 nipples.
Jokes you have in the band?
Hello dad ……..
Key to writing a song?
Beer, insults, beer, cigarettes, and stories about past relationships that went tits up.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
That time when were booked to play Uranus that was quite a drive.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Vocal wise I would say Sebastian Bach.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
The Offspring because there shows are always utter chaos.
Place you’d most like to tour?
I would have to say the States because we all admire that culture.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Punk ain’t a haircut.
Reason for the title of your upcoming EP release?
‘Lights’ was the first track we wrote for the record easy to remember one word simple and effective.
See us live at?
Any of Hugh Hefner’s party’s or at your local fish and chip shop.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Yes 100% today is a lot harder to succeed to certain platforms you want to reach. The industry has changed drastically, but yet again I wasn’t alive in the 70s and 80s but that is just research and what not.
Glasstide glasses ….. So pointless doesn’t make sense.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Salsa version of Cuts Like A Razor.
What do your fans mean to you?
One big party.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?
All the time.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Mine because I’m too busy packing a 100 t- shirts that I’m gonna wear all in one show or Cal because he is too busy having road rage.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Any kind of primate would sum us up.