Brit alt-rockers Greyhaven recently released their latest single Brother. It’s a brilliant track and shows a band with a lot of promise! We challenged the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Between the 5 of us, We all have many different influences which have brought us together musicians. Personally, “In The End” by Linkin Park was the first song I heard which made me fall in love with rock and metal music.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Probably just a big old case of beer, Who doesn’t love free booze! Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
The craziest moment for us was probably seeing our last music video on Scuzz and hearing it being played on Kerrang! radio. Those shows took up a large part of our childhood and seeing/hearing our material being played on those shows was a dream come true!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
The first single we released from our latest EP “On and On” is about dealing with metal health and depression. The song ends with the person not being able to overcome their struggle. The line “so tonight, they’ll cry, and dream of better times” is a strong one for me as it’s the part of the song where friends and family are coming to terms with the terrible things that have taken place in the victims life.
Easiest song you wrote?
I wrote a song in about 5 minutes once called “Nicolas rage” but I’m not sure the track will ever make it into the studio…
Favourite song in your set?
Our latest single “Brother” is a fun one for me as it’s the most feel good track we have and it’s a lot of fun to jump about to.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
I would crawl 10 miles through barbed wire and salt just to get Chester Bennington to fart on a record of ours!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Probably the money, most of us are either students or not from the wealthiest of backgrounds. We have given up a lot of other luxuries to be in a band together.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Our guitarist Alex is currently on tour with Trivium as a guitar techs for one the bands!
Jokes you have in the band?
Well we are probably one of the few bands who’s singer gets the kind of abuse you’d expect a bass player to get…
Key to writing a song?
Don’t force writing music, and don’t be afraid to admit a song is bad. You may have to write 100 tracks before you feel like you’ve written a total banger!
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We went up to Leicester to play a show on tour but he haven’t made it further north than that! Having said that we are currently talking to a band from Australia so who knows what’s in store!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
As a band, our biggest inspiration was probably Ben Tovey from Rise To Remain, Especially for the earlier stuff. Both of our guitarists are big fans of his work and were heavily inspired by it when writing our first EP the flood! Sadly the band have split now.
New band you’d recommend?
Definitely go check out our friends in Forgotten Shores! We had the pleasure of touring with them last year and they killed it every night!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
For us, I think a band like Young Guns or 30 Seconds To Mars would be ideal as our music is heading in that direction and I think fans of those bands could really dig our stuff!
Place you’d most like to tour?
Hopefully one day we will get to play some shows in the states but I would really love to go over to somewhere like China or India to do a tour.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
It’s a good day. The sun is shining, and my heart is beating ~Adam Rigozzi
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
The song is called Brother as it about what it’s like being in a band. We’re a family now, and we share a brotherly bond. That’s why the track’s called Brother
See us live at?
The Black Heart in London on the 9th of April! Tho stick around as we are have some announcements to make over on our Facebook page
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I wouldn’t agree nor disagree. Music will always move forward and adapt to whatever is going on depending on technology and culture. There are some amazing new artist coming out every year with new fresh ideas, Although you just can’t beat a bit of Queen or Michael Jackson!
We don’t have any unusual merchandise but we do have a rather creepy mannequin head for our beanies to go on. I’m not sure we have had the nerve to bring it to a show yet…
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We joked around with the idea of doing an 80’s pop version of our tracks. I’d love to bring out my inner Rick Astley!
What do your fans mean to you?
Our fans are everything to us, Any band that thinks otherwise has got it totally wrong. Without our fans we wouldn’t be able to do some of the awesome things we have gotten to do date so thank you guys so much!
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not so far! But on our last tour our bassist Edd managed to smack our guitarist Alex in the face on the first song of the first date which sliced open his nose and gave him a nose bleed at the same time. Twice the blood!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Greyhaven is never late, Nor are we early, We arrive precisely when we mean to!
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Probably the Tibetan humpback armadillo for obvious reason…